The newly-opened Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers in Paris which located between the funky Marais district and foodie Montorgueil, takes its cue from the city’s esteemed engineering and manufacturing institute, Centre National des Arts & Métiers, just across the road.
Rooms have designer cuddle chairs, the finest Parisian linens and wallpaper that creates the illusion of having liquid stains. Most have balconies or terraces (apart from the entry-level category). One suite has a sitting area and atelier-style glass roof flooded with light, as well as impressive views of the Parisian rooftops.
Local pizza maestro Julien Cohen is part of the team crafting the hotel’s restaurant offerings. La Cicchetteria National will offer Italian small plates and spritzes, whereas guests can expect the full-on trattoria experience at Le Ristorante National, which has a retractable roof for sunny days.
Meanwhile, head mixologist Oscar Quagliarini has created a perfume-inspired cocktail menu for L’Herbarium bar; each drink has an ‘olfactory identity’ to ponder over, presumably while trying not to fall off the vintage-look high chairs. There’s also a rooftop bar for up to 30 people.
The hotel also houses a cashmere shop by Le Kasha (est. 1918).
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