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Five new Paris hotels to stay at during the 2024 Olympics

Multiple new hotels have and will open their doors across the city to house the influx of tourists when it hosts the world’s biggest sporting event.

Five new Paris hotels to stay at during the 2024 Olympics

Multiple new hotels have and will open their doors across the city to house the influx of tourists when it hosts the world’s biggest sporting event.

With nearly 10 million spectators expected to head to the French capital for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, hotel groups are racing to the finish line to get their Paris hotels completed and open in time. If you’re headed to the games to cheer on your country, consider making one of these luxurious stays your base while there.

Le Grand Mazarin (opening June 15th, 2023) 

17 Rue de la Verrerie 

Five new Paris hotels to stay at during the 2024 Olympics
A cacophony of colours and textures | Le Grand Mazarin

In the fashionable Marais district in the 4th arrondissement, the historic Le Grand Mazarin spans three 14th-century buildings, all lovingly restored by Swedish interior designer Martin Brudnizki. Though it’s just a stone’s throw from the River Seine, Notre Dame, and The Louvre, this cosy hotel feels a mile away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Inside, expect a modern play on French classicism with eclectic print choices and vintage furniture, finished with a whimsical touch. Each of the 50 rooms and 11 suites is bathed in natural light, oozing character and a certain sense of royalty. They’re contradictory in the greatest sense of the word, with heavy tapestries draped above the beds, contrasting with thoroughly modernist artworks and pastel-hued walls. 

La Grand Mazarin’s only restaurant, Boubalé, is decidedly modern, too, taking inspiration from the Israeli chef’s childhood and spinning it into delicate, colourful dishes. Assaf Granit revisits the Ashkenazi culinary traditions to recreate flavours that’ll take you to the borders of Central Europe and the Mediterranean. 

La Fantaisie (opening June 15th, 2023)

24 Rue Cadet 

Five new Paris hotels to stay at during the 2024 Olympics
Maximalism at it’s finest | La Fantaisie Paris

A garden brought to life, La Fantaisie reimagines the story of master gardeners Jean and Jacques Cadet, who transformed the hotel’s Rue Cadet into abundant market gardens during the reign of Charles IX. Designed by Martin Brudnizki — who also designed Le Grand Mazarin — the hotel will open in spring in the heart of Paris’s 9th arrondissement. 

Centred around a plant-filled courtyard, the hotel blurs the line between indoors and out. The garden creeps its way inside, with the walls and ceilings adorned in busy floral wallpapers and flower-shaped sconces. Lush green velvets and soft yellow drapery mimic the colours of the courtyard, while timber and natural sandstone add a raw natural element to the design. 

French chef Dominique Crenn, who’s previously headed up three Michelin Star kitchens, will lead the restaurant — Golden Poppy — as well as Poppy Cafe and the rooftop bar. The menus at all three venues will focus on local and sustainable products and follow a zero-waste philosophy. 

Maison Delano 

4 Rue d’Anjou 

Five new Paris hotels to stay at during the 2024 Olympics
Quintessentially Parisian | Maison Delano

Maison Delano Paris is the epitome of French interior design. Housed in an 18th-century mansion, the independent hotel is as you’d imagine a typical Parisian home to look — herringbone parquetry flooring, intricate crown moulding, and Juliette balconies on every window. Pair that with boucle furniture and sleek, white bedding in the 56 rooms, and you’ve got a character-filled contemporary stay. 

The minimalist design of the rooms is in contrast to the retro bistro style of the Mediterranean restaurant La Chambre Bleu and the warm tones of Delano Bar. 

Drawing inspiration from Pablo Picasso’s painting, La Chambre Bleu, chef Dani García establishes his Andalusian roots at the namesake restaurant. Expect no shortage of fried fish, seafood, and rice dishes alongside other Iberian specialities like Bellota ham. Keeping with the theme, the restaurant bar serves a selection of cocktails named after paintings from Picasso’s Blue Period. 

Blending traditionalism with modernity, Delano Bar specialises in reinvented classic cocktails. For those who prefer grape over grain, there’s a curated list of wines and sparklings from the country’s world-class wine regions. 

Château des Fleurs 

19 Rue Vernet 

Five new Paris hotels to stay at during the 2024 Olympics
A timeless stay | Chateau Des Fleurs

Château des Fleurs is at the beating heart of Paris. On Rue Vernet, off the top of the Champs Elysées, the hotel is so close to the famous golden triangle and Arc de Triomphe that you could just about lean off your Juliette balcony and be in the thick of it. 

The hotel’s sunset-hued lobby and living room are considered meeting places for both Parisians and travellers to drink and eat or relax in front of the marbled fireplace with a library book in hand. It wouldn’t be a chic Paris stay without a piano bar, where tinkling morceaux ring out nightly. There’s also a moody, timber-clad spa and a fitness centre, with a dip pool expected to open later this year. 

Upstairs, the 37 rooms are sleek and chic, with floor-to-ceiling windows, velvet bedheads, and statement burgundy bathrooms. Like most inner-city Parisian hotels, Château des Fleurs has views straight from a movie scene, overlooking the Haussmann buildings that surround it. 

Hôtel Dame des Arts

4 Rue Danton, 75006 

Five new Paris hotels to stay at during the 2024 Olympics
Timber adds warmth and depth | Dame Des Arts

Not many Parisian hotels can boast 360-degree views of the city’s seven main attractions, but Hôtel Dame des Arts in the Latin Quarter has bragging rights. Order a bottle of champagne to share and pick out the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacré-Coeur, and the golden dome of Les Invalides on the skyline from the rooftop bar

When it’s time to retire, head back inside, where Parisian elegance meets natural design. Spearheaded by Raphael Navot —  Maison&Objet 2023 Designer of the Year — the interior design of the hotel is a departure from the regalness of heritage Paris, incorporating rich timber, glass, bamboo, and porcelain to create an intricate blend of textures and colours. It’s an art hotel in every sense of the term.
In the rooms, large windows allow daylight to flood in, enticing you to approach them and admire the views overlooking the quintessential Parisian streetscape. Of the 109 rooms, only 17 have a balcony, so book a room with one to step out and enjoy un cafe and un pain au chocolate in true les Français style.


Lead image: Château des Fleurs

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