New Hotel Alert, Paris: Hotel Dame Des Arts

Few places are more beautiful than the St. Germain area of Paris’s 6th arrondissement. The new Hôtel Dame Des Arts wisely doesn’t try to compete with the neighborhood’s wonders, but instead compliments them. Nestled into a 1950s building and sheathed in a nouvelle vague sensibility, the EQ Group property offers a hidden courtyard with a French-via-North-Pacific boite by Experimental Group’s creative director Matthieu Alfandari and chef Othoniel Alvarez Castañeda. (Try the champignons with peanut mole and salted granola.) 

The city’s own Raphael Navot did the interiors and 109 bedrooms and suites, all undulating wood and sumptuous textiles in warm neutrals occasionally touched up with jewel tones. But the real draw is Paris at its best: many of the guest rooms and suites spill out onto terraces overlooking the Eiffel Tower or the city’s rooftops. The hotel’s own 360 rooftop is a new landmark itself, with champagne and cocktail programs to accompany tres magnifiqueviews of Sacré-Coeur Montmartre, Les Invalides’ golden dome, and the reborn Notre Dame.


Rooms from $375 per night. Always book direct, here.