Hotel Dupond Smith hotel - Paris, France
The sought-after Marais neighbourhood welcomes a new resident this month, though passers-by may not notice at first glance - Hotel Dupond Smith prides itself on its discretion. Located within a 17th century hôtel particulier, the eight-room property has the secretive atmosphere of a private club. Each of the airy rooms has been designed individually, so an element of surprise lurks behind every door. Bedrooms are given famous noms de plume or other recognisable pseudonyms. Monsieur Mojo Rising, for example, boasts white marble interiors that resemble sheet music - a nod to its namesake, Jim Morrison. The John Doe suite, on the other hand, fuses 1950s minimalism with modern elegance. The hotel’s traditional Franco-inspired interiors were designed by French duo Anne Peyroux and Emmanuele Thisy, who added contemporary chairs by Neri & Hu for De La Espada and lighting by Luca Nichetto for Foscarini, along with classic tables by Pierre Paulin and lamps by Verner Panton.