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The Hoxton Hotel

 (The Hoxton Hotel, Paris)

(The Hoxton Hotel, Paris)

 (The Hoxton Hotel, Paris)

(The Hoxton Hotel, Paris)

The 172 rooms are all fitted out to the same specification, with categories based purely on size: Shoebox (pretty dinky); Cosy; Roomy; Biggy (large and with high Parisian ceilings). Guests are greeted with music, courtesy of a vintage Roberts radio and each room has a small selection of books curated by a “Hoxton Friend” (creative types living or working in the local area).

Period details, such as cornicing, panelling and chevron parquet contrast with vibrant, contemporary feature walls of blue, green and red. Furnishings are a mix of modern - crisp, geometric bed linens and Lampe Gras light fixtures - and retro (vintage-look leather headboards and Formica-topped tables).

30-32 Rue du Sentier, 75002 Paris, France

 

Le Sergent Recruteur

 (Le Sergent Recrtueur, Paris)

(Le Sergent Recrtueur, Paris)

In a modern-day gastronomic and architectural fairy tale, avant-garde Spanish designer Jaime Hayón and chef Antonin Bonnet, formerly of Mayfair’s The Greenhouse, have rescued a former pub on the Ile St Louis from a future of tourists and bad beer and turned it into a princess among restaurants. Stone walls and a medieval-inspired décor are finished with modern white and green touches that work with the changes in daylight, bright and clean during the day and romantic and sophisticated in the evening. Enormous mirrors shaped like suits of armour set the tone, and the rooms are open and spacious, with a glassed-off kitchen overlooking a dining room done out in handsome, solid wooden tables, banquettes and sofas. 

41 Rue Saint Louis en l'île, 75004, Paris

Daroco 

In a modern-day gastronomic and architectural fairy tale, avant-garde Spanish designer Jaime Hayón and chef Antonin Bonnet, formerly of Mayfair’s The Greenhouse, have rescued a former pub on the Ile St Louis from a future of tourists and bad beer and turned it into a princess among restaurants. Stone walls and a medieval-inspired décor are finished with modern white and green touches that work with the changes in daylight, bright and clean during the day and romantic and sophisticated in the evening. Enormous mirrors shaped like suits of armour set the tone, and the rooms are open and spacious, with a glassed-off kitchen overlooking a dining room done out in handsome, solid wooden tables, banquettes and sofas. 

6 Rue Vivienne, 75002, Paris

 (Daroco, Paris)

(Daroco, Paris)

Le Drugstore

 (Tom Dixon, Le Drugstore, Paris)

(Tom Dixon, Le Drugstore, Paris)

In a modern-day gastronomic and architectural fairy tale, avant-garde Spanish designer Jaime Hayón and chef Antonin Bonnet, formerly of Mayfair’s The Greenhouse, have rescued a former pub on the Ile St Louis from a future of tourists and bad beer and turned it into a princess among restaurants. Stone walls and a medieval-inspired décor are finished with modern white and green touches that work with the changes in daylight, bright and clean during the day and romantic and sophisticated in the evening. Enormous mirrors shaped like suits of armour set the tone, and the rooms are open and spacious, with a glassed-off kitchen overlooking a dining room done out in handsome, solid wooden tables, banquettes and sofas. 

133 Avenue Des Champs-Elysées,  75008, Paris

 (Tom Dixon, Le Drugstore, Paris)

(Tom Dixon, Le Drugstore, Paris)

Kerzon

 (Kerzon, Paris)

(Kerzon, Paris)

In a modern-day gastronomic and architectural fairy tale, avant-garde Spanish designer Jaime Hayón and chef Antonin Bonnet, formerly of Mayfair’s The Greenhouse, have rescued a former pub on the Ile St Louis from a future of tourists and bad beer and turned it into a princess among restaurants. Stone walls and a medieval-inspired décor are finished with modern white and green touches that work with the changes in daylight, bright and clean during the day and romantic and sophisticated in the evening. Enormous mirrors shaped like suits of armour set the tone, and the rooms are open and spacious, with a glassed-off kitchen overlooking a dining room done out in handsome, solid wooden tables, banquettes and sofas. 

133 Avenue Des Champs-Elysées,  75008, Paris