The French trio behind The Experimental Group has been friends since they couldn’t even drink alcohol and now they rule the cocktail scene world wide. They started in Paris with The Experimental Cocktail Club and the last couple of years they’ve opened bars in London, New York, and a beach club called Experimental Beach, in Ibiza. Opening a hotel has been a dream for a long time until they came across this building at the corner of Rue Victor Masse and Rue Henry Monnier in the upcoming district of South Pigalle. Together with designer Dorothée Meilichzon they turned it into The Grand Pigalle, an intimate, warm hotel where obviously the bar plays a central role.

There, on the ground floor, locals and guests try the drinks and cocktail menu. The interior is made of wood, gold and black tones with large windows onto the street. That results in a cozy vibe. With the tiny elevator you arrive on your floor where you will immediately notice the carpet with cocktail and wine glass motif. With an old-fashioned key you can open and the concierge is directly showing the minibar. ‘How can we offer a standard minibar if we sell the best beverage brands in our bar’, says Pierre-Charles Clos, one of the founders. So this minibar is full of the best brands, and the best thing, there’s even a mix to make your own cocktail in the room. I think these are nice touches that makes your stay in a small, intimate hotel memorable. And if you don’t drink alcohol, then the soft blankets and pillows and the view over the rooftops in Paris (and the Sacre Coeur from some rooms) will make your heart beating faster too.

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  • Anne Rita Taylor

    21.09.2015 at 23:42 Reply

    Love your photos! You make the place look so inviting!

    • Pauline Egge

      21.09.2015 at 15:57 Reply

      Thank you Anne Rita! 🙂

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