Le Roch Hotel and Spa — Paris, France
As addresses in Paris go, it’s difficult to trump Le Roch’s perch on the storied rue Saint-Roch strip. Colette is just around the corner while the glittering temptations of the Place Vendôme, and the Louvre are minutes away on foot.
Meanwhile, architect Vincent Bastie’s renovation of a 19th-century Haussmann pile sets the scene for Sarah Lavoine’s elegant transformation of the light-filled interiors. The 37 rooms are dressed in strong shades of deep blues and browns, while slender brass trim and geometric patterned cushions and rugs set off handsome stained walnut floors and Carrera marble. The spa experience begins in the en-suite bathroom stocked with products by Codage and lined with a Kaldewei bathtub and private hammam.
If you’re feeling a bit more sociable, there’s a larger hammam in the spa alongside a bijou swimming pool. In the kitchen, executive chef Arnaud Faye plates up a mainly vegetarian menu that’s served tapas-style.