Just around the corner from the Élysées Palace (headquarters of President François Hollande) and across the street from the powerful Ministry of the Interior, this tastefully chic hotel is located in the navel of the French political universe. However, the theme here is literature. Each of the 26 rooms is designated by a different letter of the alphabet and linked to a famous author. If you are in room Z, for example, you might find a copy of Zola’s “Nana” on the bedside table and some of the author’s text on the wall behind the headboard. The room design is serenely hip: The colors are sober, but the materials are soft and comforting, in subtle shades of grey, olive green, beige, and mauve. While the rooms are a little small, the ceilings are mostly high and the bathrooms are spacious.
- Margie Rynn