White is the new black at La Maison Champs Elysées, a chic sleep in Paris’ über-exclusive ‘Triangle d’Or’, with bold design signed fashion whizz Martin Margiela. The designer really went to town in seventeen of the 57 rooms, creating stark, predominantly white spaces coloured only by the neo-40s-style wooden furniture. If you fancy a real treat, book the Gilded Lounge Suite: Its walls are a circus of black and white trompe-l’oeil wallpaper - actually blown up black and white photos that make you feel like you’re staying in a surrealist, Napoleon-era sketch book. Even the fireplace is a photo. In sharp contrast the Curiosity Case Suite feels like a modernist take on a 19th-entury curiosity shop, with dark wooden cabinets filled with giant rocks and gems, wine bottles tuned into lamps and over-sized wooden mushroom sculptures. Downstairs the restaurant La Table du 8 carries on the trompe-l’oeil design, while Chef Benoit Hilaire serves his contemporary take of French classic dishes. The all-white bar (open ‘til 1.30am) also makes a top spot for a posh cocktail: try the Champagne Julep – a decadent take of the mojito, with sugar cane, mint and champagne.
|Venue name:||La Maison Champs Elysées|
8 Rue Jean Goujon
|Price:||€216.00 to €630.00 per night|
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