Thanks to fabulous Andrée Putman design, and a stylish bar and restaurant faithfully frequented by Paris party people, this small hotel has a big name. Walking in and up to the bar, you get a distinct sense that this is where it’s at for cocktails and tunes in the 8th arrondissement; the restaurant gets booked up mercilessly, though guests should usually be able to wangle something (you can eat in the bar, too). The courtyard is a must-see: landscape designer Patrick Blanc has planted an evergreen vertical garden, a wall of 300 different botanical species, lush and thick and strangely contemporary, considering the timelessness of vegetal growth. The 26 rooms, all with Bang & Olufsen kit, free WiFi and a rare complimentary mini-bar, are simple, compared to the glamorous public spaces, with dark floors that bring out bright-white walls and bedlinen. Slate-grey, minimalist bathrooms are replete with Talika products from the hotel’s spa downstairs. The American-sounding name is a reminder that you’re eating salmon tataki with avruga caviar in General Pershing’s World War I headquarters.