HOTEL PANACHE PARIS
Hotel Paradis was such a big success that owners, and couple, Adrien and Julie decided to open a new hotel. Not far from their first hotel, Hotel Panache opened the doors a few weeks ago right in the middle of the city – close to theatres and metro station Grands Boulevards. There was a hotel on this site already and together with the spaces of a former jewelry store and a Jewish butcher they transformed it into a striking ‘eat, sleep and drink’ corner on this happening street. When you arrive you’ll see the restaurant to the left and the entrance of the hotel to your right. Although the restaurant and hotel are all from the same designer, Dorothee Meilichzon, who also did the design of Hotel Paradis and the Grand Pigalle Hotel amongst others, the restaurant is run by well-known hospitality entrepreneur David Lanher. Known for Caffe Stern, Racines and Vivant Table among others. They will do a set menu for lunch and for dinner you’ll be sure of trying the finest French products.
When I arrive on a Tuesday night the restaurant is completely full – a good sign. The check-in is behind a bar and I’ve learned that some people have breakfast there too. They have several room types and all the rooms have a different wallpaper behind the bed. I stayed in room 203, a suite where I could easily stay with four people (because of the couch which is also a bed) and had a lovely French balcony. I love to take notice of small details in hotel rooms like the headboard, the wallpaper, the vintage telephone, but also the wire to connect your iPhone to a superb speaker system so you can listen to your favorite music is something I like. Because the owners have young children they decided to treat the youngest travellers to something special too. So if you’re travelling with young children, make sure to mention it, so they can bring your own teepee in the room. I’m sure you’re kids will love it! There’s also a secret room in the hotel they will love – but you’ll have to find out yourself, because I will ruin the surprise if I tell you now. Also there’s a great selection of books (provided by the best book store of the city called 0FR) in your room. And the owners made a library in the hotel full of books about Paris. Photo books, books focussing on the history of the city and guide books such as The Paris Guide by Petite Passport. So if you want to buy your copy in Paris, you can always ask the reception.
From 100 euro per night, check out: www.hotelpanache.com