To know me is to know I love Paris. I love the vibe of the City of Light, the shopping on St-Germain-des-Pres, the nightlife in Montmartre, fresh baguettes and brie from the pâtisserie, afternoon espressos in Luxembourg Gardens and evening cocktails at the Plaza Athenee. I love strolling back to my hotel under the gas lights that guide the way through the city and watching people fall in love on the street at any moment.
One of the best things about Paris are the city’s various hotels, at various prices, in every neighborhood for every type of traveler. I’ve stayed in national chains and 10-room boutiques and every time I go back to Paris I find a new place to stay. One by the Five is one of Paris’ more outrageous hotels, and one of our top hotels for not-so-adventurous adventure travelers thanks to its floating beds and retro-design. Imagine my excitement when I learned that The Five was opening a sister hotel, Le Seven, this March.
Our friends at HotelChatter.com got wind of the hotel opening and the descriptions sound delightful. Apparently, Le Seven is taking a page from le minds of women and creating a le scene that adds a little fantasy into drab hotel rooms:
The Marie Antoinette suite: What would Marie-Antoinette’s room look like today? A large bed in padded white leather with pink glass shelves and a domed ceiling painted with a sky, from which a modern crystal chandelier, a large padded bench in the lounge, with crystal in the bathroom and pink fiberoptic lights.
The Sublime Suite: Dedicated to women, all in the soft tones and all white like a large cloud with curves and lighting to accentuate those curves. A large round bed with little droplets of light coming down from the ceiling.
The 007 Suite: With a series of 007 gadgets and a masculine feel. An oversized TV with all the James Bond movies available to you. A steambath shower to relax after an intense day.”
The hotel’s Facebook page also notes an Alice in Wonderland Suite, where “pillows and chairs looking like they come from another world, maybe because they do.” (I love the foreshadowing).
Rumor around the arrondissements is that the hotel will open in April and room rates start at 197 Euros a night.