Hotel National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

Hotel National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

Following the success of Hotel Bachaumont, fashion magnate Samy Marciano has finally opened his second property in a Hausmannian chunk on Rue Saint-Martin, where neighbourhoods Sentier and Le Marais meet. Designed by Raphael Navot – the man behind David Lynch’s Club Silencio – the 70-room bolt-hole takes subtle cues from the nearby Musée des Arts et Métiers, an institution dedicated to invention, science and technology before mass industrial production.

To wit, a natural palette of black marble, untreated timber and oxidised copper sets the scene for one-off pieces such as hand-painted raw linen panels by artist Gael Davrinche and Jars’ ceramic tableware on which chef Julien Cohen serves house made pasta dishes like linguine with creamy sheep’s milk. Surrounding a central courtyard, the guestrooms channel a similar sensibility with industrial cement slatted walls, Kvadrat headboards and Tatra chairs. Don’t miss the Herbarium bar, where tipples are concocted using vintage perfume beakers within a wild forest setting.