Hotel Bienvenue — Paris, France
Housed in the former century-old Hotel Fenelon, in Paris’ bustling South Pigalle neighbourhood, Bienvenue is the latest addition to hotelier Adrien Gloaguen’s growing collection, which also includes nearby Paradis and Panache.
Set over two buildings – affectionately christened Town and Countryside – that are separated by a central courtyard, the hotel’s colourful new interiors are by Chloé Nègre, who gave each building a distinct look: 32 art deco-inspired rooms in Town are revealed in smooth pastel colour palettes, with handmade curved velvet headboards and forged iron lighting to match, while on the other side, Countryside’s eight rooms have a floral bent with flower-printed wallpaper and curtains and daisy-shaped taps.
The highlight is artist Julien Colombier’s flamboyant floor motif in the courtyard, best seen from the guestroom windows, or from the bar and small restaurant on the ground floor. Here, tasty tapas-style dishes are served alongside the signature wacky cakes from baker Anaïs Olmer, who also offers cake-making classes on site.