Just minutes from the Louvre, the Opéra Garnier and the Galeries Lafayette, what more could you ask for from this hidden gem?
Fact: There is no shortage of architectural eye candy in Paris. It is this neoclassical style, thanks to Baron Haussmann’s city redesign in the second half of the 1800s, that gives the city its enchanting and dreamy aesthetic that is now typically considered Parisian. (Nothing makes a Francophile’s eyes shine more than the thought of mid-rise buildings with Juliet balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, and sloping roofs.)
Tucked away in the center of the 1st Arrondissement is the Hotel Nolinski – the location of our September issue cover photo shoot with Cindy Bruna, which provided an elegant backdrop for some of the season’s best designs. Just minutes from the Louvre and the Royal Palace, this 45-room boutique hotel (which can be booked through Kiwi Collection luxury hotel curators) has spacious accommodations with two-meter-high double doors that lead to magnificent balconies. These lavish suites are outfitted with art deco-inspired items – most of which are available for purchase – and include smartphones with internet access and unlimited international calling. (It’s also filled with highly organized dining and tour suggestions, perfect for first-time visitors.)
Modern details of the Nolinski Hotel, like its angular moldings and bespoke furniture, can be attributed to interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot, known for his contemporary French style and work on the Chanel spa at the Ritz Paris. One of the hotel’s most striking features are the cloud-shaped gray patterns painted on the spiral staircase that leads to brightly colored hallways for each set of rooms. On the lowest level is a candlelit swimming pool and a steam room. The waters are a quiet escape from the sensory overload of the bustling streets outside.
It’s the perfect addition to your international travel list.