Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline
Found between the Seine (some of the rooms have views out over the Pont Neuf) and Les Halles, Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline is chic in a casual way that only the French know how to master; refined and ready to be minimalist, so long as what’s there is high-quality. That explains the reappearance of softly luxe materials like velvet and leather, wood and brass throughout this boutique hotel’s decor. Every element has been considered, from the Lalique body care products in the cream-coloured bathrooms to the offer of valet services.
There’s an Art Deco, almost 20s feel to the style here. The rooms are all decorated in warm shades of cream, from light to nutty, and punctuated by the odd splash of turquoise or dusky rose in the soft furnishings, the gleam of metallic accents in the light fixtures. While any of the rooms would be lovely for a Parisian getaway, it’s the split-level 1923 room that steals the show. Where the other rooms have views out over the Pont Neuf or the hotel’s own internal courtyard, 1923 has 180-degree views over the city, including the nearby Saint-Eustache church, from its floor-to-ceiling windows.
To continue the experience of très Français elegance, the Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline offers the Céline Spa by Cinq Mondes for treatments and hammam experiences, as well as Restaurant Odette. The latter was named for the owner, Céline Falco’s grandmother, and serves simple, locally and market-sourced French cuisine as conceived by Head Chef Yannick Lahopgnou.