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8th & 16th Arrondissement Hotels

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Hotel Amastan
34 Rue Jean Mermoz, 8th
The just-opened Amastan is the first flagship for a new luxury hotel group by the same name. Located at the upscale cross section of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the hotel offers a surprisingly secluded getaway from the streets below, especially if you book a room with a furnished balcony overlooking the leafy garden. The magic here is in the thoughtful, often exquisite design details, like blue herringbone parquet walls and a two-story bookshelf packed with design titles and curios. Plus, the adjacent “Pop-In” space will feature art, design, and fashion collaborations curated by the great minds at Purple and London-based branding studio Campbell-Rey.
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La Maison Champs-Elysées
8 Rue Jean Goujon, 8th
Smack in the middle of Paris’ Golden Triangle (Avenue Montaigne, the Champs-Élysées, and the Grand Palais), Martin Margiela—known and loved for his very specific and very conceptual spin on fashion—doesn’t immediately come to mind as a likely candidate for a second career as a hotel interior decorator. After all, his namesake boutiques tend to be impossible to find and packed with thrilling—though stark—design flourishes. But there’s nothing cold about Le Maison Champs-Elysée: It’s cool and other-worldly, but its architectural moments (neon signs, chairs draped to resemble ghosts, a rhomboid concierge desk) never compromise the comfort.
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La Reserve
42 Avenue Gabriel, 8th
No Romantic Escapes list would be complete without a Parisian getaway, and our pick for romance in the city of lights is the La Reserve. Located on Avenue Gabriel in the 8th arrondissement, it’s ideally located near the golden triangle, steps from the Louvre, within striking distance of the Eiffel tower, and near a laundry list of excellent white-tablecloth, candle-lit restaurants. The hotel’s interiors were done by French interior designer Jacques Garcia, who was also behind New York’s Nomad and the casino at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Garcia’s designs fit every fantasy one could have about Paris, featuring luxe wallpaper, marble bathrooms, enormous white beds, and quaint balconies perfect for a morning coffee and croissants (ask for a room with a view of the Eiffel tower). For longer stays, La Reserve is home to several apartments—the décor in the sister spaces feels more Scandinavian than Parisian, at least compared with the hotel itself, but the rooms are equally comfortable if slightly less romantic.
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Le Bristol
112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 8th
This family-run hotel has been around just shy of a century, and while all the old-world hospitality rituals are observed (super-attentive staff, pristine interiors) it’s the modern luxuries, like a La Prairie spa, and three Chef Eric Frechon-helmed restaurants (two of which tout Michelin stars) that make it one of the best in the city. What’s more, the rooms are uncharacteristically spacious for Paris and the suites are downright sprawling. The pool, epic play room, and lush courtyard are almost as popular with the littlest guests as the resident Burmese cats, Fa-Raon and Kléopatre.
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Saint James
43 Avenue Bugeaud, 16th
Tucked away in the quiet and leafy 16th near the Champs-Élyseés, the Saint James, located in a century-old château, offers a jolt of luxury with its palatial interior, glorious garden, and Michelin-starred restaurant. With its leopard-print carpets and explosions of color and pattern—both in the lobby and in each individually decorated room—it can feel a bit like a country retreat on steroids. This is a Relais & Châteaux property, so expect all the traditional bells and whistles.
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The Peninsula
19 Avenue Kléber, 16th
The Peninsula’s grand outpost in Paris delivers all the luxurious elegance we’ve come to expect from the brand. Housed in a 19th-century building perfectly suited to its style (it opened as a grand hotel back in 1908), the Peninsula is the kind of place where you can trust that no detail is spared—you’ll find enormous bouquets of fresh roses on every spare surface, an extremely attentive staff, and a guaranteed good night’s sleep in their beds. While the spa, bar, and main dining rooms are lovely, our favorite spot is the rooftop restaurant, which offers a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower.
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