Pays tribute to a heady past, tricked out with white marble, varnished mahogany and brushed concrete.
Marcel Proust used to frequent a Parisian bathhouse set in a stunning Haussmannian building built in the 19th century. Later it morphed into a raucous nightclub, a playground for the likes of bad boys David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Now filmmaker Jean-Pierre Marois has resuscitated it as a hotel by designers Vincent Bastie, Tristan Auer, and Denis Montel. Each of the 39 rooms pays tribute to this heady past, tricked out with white marble, varnished mahogany, and brushed concrete. Custom furniture, such as a sofa reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s and carpets inspired by Serge Gainsbourg’s own, are also highlights. The original nightclub was designed by a then-unknown Philippe Starck, and to pay homage to the glitzy era he helped usher in the design team created Le Club, where DJs spin in the company of a swimming pool and Starck’s original black-and-white dance floor. The vibe is more relaxed underneath a ceiling dome in the deep-red-hued brasserie.