This 18th-century mansion marries history with opulent contemporary comfort
A spacious interior courtyard provides an excellent terrace for alfresco dining, a rarity in Paris
Le Qu4tre bar’s funky vibe, customized cocktails and live DJ (Thursday to Saturday)
WiFi is free
What To Know
The hotel opened in June 2013
Within walking distance of designer boutiques on the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré
The Fitness and Wellness studio by B/Attitude includes brand new cardio machines as well as treatment rooms and a hammam
Parking on site
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Modern Asian design and French elegance combine in an 18th-century mansion in Paris’s chic 8th Arrondissement
In an 18th-century mansion in Paris’s chic 8th Arrondissement, the Buddha-Bar Hotel combines Asian opulence and historical French elegance. Once owned by Augustin Blondel de Gagny (treasurer to King Louis XV), the property exudes a rich sense of history, but the Buddha-Bar brand’s signature style shines through in the red glass lanterns, rich textiles and deep, vibrant tones. Corridors are striking in black and yellow, and the hotel’s dragon motif is repeated everywhere from the giant mosaic floor in the foyer to the bathroom mirror etchings. The guestrooms mix modern Asian design with classic French style (black lacquered furniture, latticework headboards, scarlet rugs) and luxe additions such as Nespresso coffee machines and signature B/Attitude amenities. The service is discreet and prompt, and the on-site amenities are superior to most hotel offerings: The excellent Vraymonde restaurant serves east-west fusion dishes and the hip bar mixes top-notch cocktails, and the spa offers Asian and ayurvedic treatments.
In the Area
Perfectly placed in the heart of the chic 8th Arrondissement, the hotel is suited to shopaholics and culture vultures. Designer boutiques including Prada, Givenchy and Paul Smith line Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré. This famous street is also home to the presidential residence, the Elysée Palace, as well as numerous embassies and art galleries. The fabulous art exhibitions at the Louvre and the Grand Palais are within walking distance. Make sure you fit in a visit to the monumental Madeleine church, which has an imposing neoclassical edifice dating from the 18th century and hosts a wonderful (often free) program of classical music concerts.