Hotel Nolinski Paris
Paris is stylish to its bones: not merely cool and chic, but seriously creative. In the City of Light we’re always searching for the new and the good-looking: the hotels we can’t stop talking about. A must-book hotel for staying in haute-style is the recent entrant Nolinski in Paris’ 1st arr. district. We like architecture and design that genuinely ‘wows’ us. Situated just moments away from the Louvre, Palais Royal gardens and our favourite designer shopping street Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Hotel Nolinski in the epicentre of Paris is just a perfect example of a wow-worthy hotel.
For shopping sprees, romantic interludes or just long luxurious weekends, this gorgeous getaway on the tourist-choked Avenue de l’Opéra offers unforgettable luxury. Think of bright, luminous rooms, a brasserie-style restaurant, a super special Grand Salon and a sublime spa plus indoor pool. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it isn’t. Enclosed between layers of history and Haussmann elegance, Hotel Nolinski Paris attracts a mix of design-savvy perfectionists, globetrotting art collectors and stressed executives looking for something different.
From its green Carrara-marble reception, polished brass fixtures and celestial cloud frescoes swirling up through the six-storey staircase to its dramatic mix of eclectic patterns, hues of blue as well as emerald green and playful textures such as plush velvet, Hotel Nolinski’s décor by Parisian interior designer Jean-Louis Denoit is just Pinterest-perfect. Add unique pieces from different periods, abstract art and the hotel’s signature scent of spices & musk and you have a hotel made in heaven. No exaggeration! Nice to know: you can buy almost everything you see, bringing new meaning to the ‘boutique’ hotel concept.
This transformed Haussmannian building, which formerly housed a Club Med office, is home to 45 individually-designed rooms & suites sparkling in different shades with custom-made furniture sitting well alongside old-world aesthetics. Indulge in your own favourite colour, be it yellow, green, raspberry, beige, blue or fawn. Each hotel room at Nolinski is a cosy version of everyone’s dream Parisian pied-a-terre: some with French balconies opening out onto the heart of Paris; all with elegant desks, rich curtains, hand-woven carpets, decorative pieces from Jean-Louis Denoit’s travels in faraway lands, lacquered wardrobes alias travel-trunk look-a-likes, cool safe-like minibars and gold & tiled 1920s style bathrooms. Techie highlights: the free smartphones, sleek Loewe TV’s and the Marshall speakers in the rooms. The Suite Joséphine even boasts a D-vine system for your own Pomerol wine. Isn’t it amazing? Hotel Nolinski’s classic rooms are a little bit petite, so upgrade if you can.
If you think the hotel rooms are good, wait until you see the shimmering standout spa at this pretty Parisian bolthole. Wind down from the Parisian pace of life in the candle-lit Spa Nolinski by La Colline, which features several treatment rooms, a sauna, hammam and a 16-metre swimming pool. Only drawback: a fitness room is missing – a shame given the overall quality of place.
Brasserie Réjane is the place to be for breakfast as well as high-style sipping & dining, while the intimate & impressive Hotel Nolinski’s Grand Salon invites guests to really feel at home and relax in the room’s turquoise velvet armchairs under a silver hand-painted ceiling.
Prepare to be amazed!