You can’t ask for a better location in Paris, or a more luxurious establishment. Baroque Travel discovers a brand new 5 star boutique spa hotel, the Nolinski Paris in the City of Lights
Already a popular choice for those heading to Paris, the stunning Nolinski Hotel has only been open since August this year. Located in one of the city’s most prestigious districts, the 1st arrondisement, on Avenue L’Opera, the hotel epitomizes elegance and glamor, and offers a superlative level of service. An idyllic location means it’s close to the Palais Royal garden, not far from Tuileries, near the famous designer shopping area of Rue du Fabourg Saint-Honoré and close to the Comédie Française.
The Nolinski Hotel is part of the EVOK Hotel Collection; this is their first Paris establishment. It was designed by renowned interior genius Jean Louis Deniot (who designed the magnificent Chanel spa at The Ritz), and the interior is not only plush and beautiful, it’s also spacious and ultra-modern. Each opulent guest room is individually decorated and designed especially to give a luxe home-from-home feel. A luminous color palette has been used to offset the gray and white interior, offering splashes of green, beige, raspberry and blue or yellow. Some of the accommodation offers large windows and private balconies, both offering breathtaking views of the Louvre and the lush Palais Royal gardens.
Rooms boast a lighthearted collection of interesting vintage Seventies ceramic sculptures, precious materials and works of contemporary art. Throughout, the hotel exudes a combination of classic Parisian sophistication with a modern, quirky edge.
With highlights like a magnificent green Carrara marble reception desk, cloud frescoes all the way up the six-floor staircase and unexpected pops of color on each story, it’s a welcome surprise.
The Nolinski Paris is quite small (there are only 45 guest rooms and suites), and each is a respite from the bustling city outside. Guests enjoy iPod docks, flat screen TVs and complimentary Wifi in their rooms, and a choice of places to relax in within the hotel itself, including the Grand Salon, with its beautiful silver leaf ceilings and bronze fireplace. Here, guests can savor soothing teas, enjoy Mediterranean-style lunch and dinner or late-night cocktails. The restaurant, Réjane, also offers lunch and dinner; it’s great for drinks, too, at either the brass bar or in the winter garden.
The highlight of a visit here is the opulent spa, La Colline, which is located in the basement. Boasting a sauna, hammam and massage rooms, it’s dark and restful, decorated with Louis XIV armchairs and sofas surrounding a stone-walled pool.