In the high-fashion district around Avenue Montaigne, an elegant hôtel particulier built in 1866 has been redesigned by the fashion house Maison Martin Margiela into a hotel with 40 “boutique” rooms and 17 new “haute-couture” rooms and suites, a lobby lounge, smoking room, a glass-roofed restaurant with a picture-window wall, and an interior garden terrace. The new decor is black and white and witty all over, with trompe l’oeil wallpaper printed with Second Empire moldings, mantelpieces and fireplaces.
8 rue Jean Goujon, Paris 8th. Métro: Franklin D. Roosevelt Tel: 01 40 74 64 65. www.lamaisonchampselysees.com
Lead photo credit : La Maison Champs-Elysées