Most Parisian hotels still revel in Haussmannian neoclassicism; a few outliers dive head-first into contemporary postmodernism. Hôtel Parister, in contrast, blazes its own trail. There’s a high-modernist sparseness about its design, and a Brutalist beauty about its concrete surfaces and geometric lines. Architects Beckmann N’Thépé were obliged to be subtle about the façade, so as to blend into the streetscape, near the Folies Bergères and the Palais Garnier, but its interiors are strikingly modern, and, in the case of its courtyard garden, surprisingly lush.
And while space is at a premium — this is still Paris, after all — its 45 rooms and suites are simply laid out, efficiently organized, high-tech, and more than comfortable enough. Your room comes with a smartphone, a 40-inch interactive TV, bath products by Zenology, and, in all but the most basic room types, an espresso machine.
For a hotel of its size, the Parister offers some impressive wellness options, including yoga, cross-training, and an 18-meter indoor pool, in addition to a hammam and massage room. And beyond the expected breakfast there’s the restaurant, “Les Passerelles,” which is open for lunch daily and for brunch on Sundays, as well as Le Distrait, an inventive cocktail bar.
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