Amastan — Paris, France
With The Ritz and The Crillon re-launching in Paris this year, it is safe to assume that any new openings in the city may well fly under the radar.
Not so with Amastan, a 24-room property that packs as hard a punch as the heavyweights. Placed between rue do Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the hotel is ideally located within the bustle of the 8th arrondissement.
Inspired by the classic codes of Parisian apartment architecture, local studio NOCC have filled the space with luxe detailing and finishes, including ombre marble, ash, lacquered oak, copper and brass.
On the ground floor, a bespoke tapestry by designer Jan Kath drapes one wall, while floors are sheathed in petrol blue herringbone parquet; a unexpected twist on a classic. Guests seeking nightcaps and snacks may find themselves cosseted in the quietly eclectic bar, Anouk, where a collection of thirty different species of trees, plants and flowers are scattered amongst rock shelving that also doubles up as seating.
Elsewhere, a two-floor library and a publicly accessible project space showcasing thought-provoking collaborative pop-up installations entice both guests and locals, and announce Amastan’s arrival on the city’s active hotel scene, loud and clear.