Hotel Providence, crafted by Pierre Moussié, hot hotel and restaurant tycoon of the moment, is our top pick when it comes to design. The whole place just oozes sumptuousness, from the toasty fireplace that greets you upon entry to the rich dark wood floors and velour House of Hackney wallpaper. On top of being curated to a tee thanks to Moussié’s unbeatable attention to detail, it is located in the hip Haut Marais neighbourhood, a vibrant area studded with up-and-coming shops, galleries, and restaurants. With its cool surroundings and top-notch design standards, this exquisite boutique hotel is the place to be for a weekend tête-à-tête with your other half or a chic girls’ getaway.
90 Rue René Boulanger
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Each of Providence’s 18 perfectly curated rooms has its own distinctly unique flair - almost as if you’re stepping into the guest room chez a friend with impeccable taste in interior design. With art deco sunray headboards in some and vintage palm frond-printed wallpaper in others, all are guaranteed to impress with their painstakingly handpicked décor. Every room comes equipped with a gorgeous personal cocktail bar (complete with a full set of copper drink-making gizmos), and half have their own quintessentially French terraces, which are perfect for people watching and enjoying the aforementioned tipples. If you can swing it, indulge in the top-floor suite, which has a record player with a killer set of vinyls - think Daft Punk and Nas Illmatic - as well as a massive bathroom with a claw-foot bathtub overlooking Sacré-Coeur. Rooms from £140.
The hotel offers a fabulous breakfast buffet every morning. Pile your plate high with viennoiseries, grab a flute of fresh-squeezed fruit juice, and sit out on the adorable terrace as you watch the world go by.
Lunch and Dinner?
The downstairs restaurant serves both, with a fantastic variety of eats ranging from risotto to fresh, seasonal oysters. If you’re looking for something heartier, dishes cooked over the restaurant’s wood-fired oven are sure to please.
Is there a Bar?
Absolutely. You’ll want to spend the entire evening curled up by the hotel bar’s fireplace, nursing a G&T. The plush atmosphere draws in many Parisians as well, allowing you to experience the local scene without leaving your velour armchair.
Individual cocktail bars in each roomiMac in each roomWifiCustom-made Hotel Providence bath products
Need to know
While your room’s cocktail bar has the essentials for basic drink making (Fever Tree tonic, spirits, lemons and limes), you might want to pick up some more inventive ingredients if you really want to put the snazzy bar tools to the test.
Within a short walk
The perfect spot for a Sunday stroll, the Canal is lined with quirky boutiques and mignon cafés that will inevitably draw you in for a lazy afternoon tea.
Experimental Cocktail Club
A pioneer in the Parisian cocktail club scene, ECC is the perfect start to a night out with its off-the-wall drinks and warm, private atmosphere.