Stepping out of Parister Hotel, you immediately jump into the local Parisian life. There are cafes, boulangeries, bars. The lively 9th arrondissement, however, seems quiet as soon as you find yourself inside the hotel. Without big façades and signs, it is hidden in a narrow rue Saulnier. With its elegant dark awnings and plant pots adorning each window, these are the only marks that help you guess it is actually a hotel building. It is probably one of Parister’s biggest assets – the hotel helps you find privacy in the middle of a bustling city.
Designed by Beckmann N’Thépé Architectes, Parister consists of two buildings connected with multiple metal walkways across different floors. It is the best way to get a glimpse of its lush the rain garden. It contrasts with raw elements of shotcrete used on the courtyard facades of the two buildings. The wooden terrace invites you to take a drink from a Distrait Bar or simply enjoy the continental breakfast with iconic croissants, baguettes and fromages aplenty. This eclectic space is also a restaurant where dark grey walls contrast with Haussmanian ceiling moldings, wooden wall panels and black & white tiles. Bottle green velvet sofas, marble tables and multiple plants add a slightly mysterious feel to this long dining room. Directly connected to the hall and reception, these is the interesting melange of furniture that grabs the attention. Conceived by an interior designer, Céline Boullenger, opulent brass, mustard velvet and insets of leather create a unique space complemented with books and magazines.
The aesthetic is consistently applied throughout the rooms where the mix of velvet, wood and gradient walls creates a bridge between elegance and sophistication that appears modern and fresh. Pastel turquoise tiles in the bathroom stand out from the darker palette, adding an edgy twist to the space. It is also the case with gold brass art deco-inspired lamps or soft baby pink blankets. The ultimate perk of staying at Parister? Top floor rooms offering beautiful terraces overlooking the Parisian rooftops.
Rarely does one come across a small boutique hotel with such a wide wellness offer. From an indoor pool through sauna to a gym featuring classes with trainers and yogis, Parister’s sport facilities are yet one more perk. In a city like Paris, where the diversity of experiences can become overwhelming – let it be for a local or a tourist – the hotel is like a shelter. It provides everything one may need on a French voyage: harmonious design, great food and space to take a step back and feel joie de vivre.