Vibrant new lifestyle hotel, Hôtel Dame des Arts opens its doors just last month in the beating artistic heart of Saint-Germain on Paris’ Rive Gauche. Just a short walk from global landmark Notre Dame Cathedral, the independent hotel boasts 109 bedrooms and suites, a showstopping Rooftop Bar with 360* views of the seven main attractions of Paris, a beautifully designed restaurant with an adjacent garden courtyard, and a stunning gym.
Internationally renowned Paris-based designer Raphael Navot, the 2023 winner of the Maison&Objet ‘Designer of the Year Award’, has spearheaded the interior design of the 1950s building, masterfully fusing Parisian elegance and an international twist with the essence of freedom, culture, and creativity that the Left Bank is celebrated for. Tapping into his flair for creating unique, beautiful spaces and furniture, Raphael Navot has designed a hotel which blends seamlessly into its surroundings, yet takes the neighbourhood into an exciting, bold future.
The hotel’s crowd-drawing highlight is the Rooftop Bar which showcases awe-inspiring 360-degree views of the City of Light with the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur, the golden dome of Les Invalides, and Notre Dame Cathedral all visible. It is here that guests, locals, and visitors alike will be able to sip their cocktails in true style.
Guests can expect the unexpected when it comes to the hotel’s dining venues. The Rooftop Bar and an indoor restaurant with an adjacent outdoor garden courtyard has been conceptualised by the former operational director of Experimental Group, Matthieu Alfandari. Alongside Chef Othoniel Alvarez Castaneda, the food and drink offering showcases seasonal dishes that fuse classic French cuisine with a contemporary Mexican twist. Othoniel brings a sustainably minded culinary vision to the hotel, designed to be shared in celebratory style, and where each menu item is inspired by one hero ingredient, championing quality local produce and presented in a delightfully playful way.
Although each guestroom is individually designed, all of them feature bespoke art pieces and over one-third of the beautifully appointed guest bedrooms and suites boast an outdoor terrace overlooking either the rooftops of Paris or the Eiffel Tower.
Memorable experiences are aplenty at Hôtel Dame des Arts, with bikes available for guests to encourage exploration into this magnificent area. Perfectly located in the 6th Arrondissement, the hotel is a short stroll or bike ride from Notre Dame Cathedral and the River Seine, allowing easy access to the Right Bank.
Hôtel Dame des Arts (www.damedesarts.com) offers rooms from €330/£280/$337 per night.