Hôtel Parister, Paris, France
With the global wellness trend booming in Paris, it’s no surprise Hôtel Parister doesn’t just come with a run-of-the-mill gym, but also a 20-metre indoor pool and a holistic mind, body and soul programme, managed by local fitness start up Conquer Your Day (CYD), that can be done solo or in a small group.
When guests aren’t sweating it out in the basement, they’re perched at the cocktail bar, sipping on a whisky from one of the largest selections distilled in France, or at the adjoining Les Passerelles, a lunch spot that pedals plates from sea bass ceviche to French foie gras in a chic setting lined with walnut wall panels, and dressed with round marble table tops and velvet green banquettes that match the abundance of plant life.
Architect and designer, Aldric Beckmann, separated the communal spaces and the rooms over two cuboid buildings: the first, a street side block that houses the restaurant, bar and reception, and the second – which can be accessed via outdoor walkways – containing the bulk of the 45 guestrooms, where Beckmann’s pared-down style is punctuated with a retro twist. Here, walnut paneling and headboards inlaid with brass, contrast with plush neutral carpets, while mustard yellow and petrol blue velvet cushions add a dash of warmth