An Inside Look at the New W Hotel Paris

W Hotel Paris, barLeap day is an auspicious one in Paris this year. W Hotels has debuted its brand spanking new hotel in the City of Light, a sexy mélange of New York energy and French art de vivre, just in time for Fashion Week. Luxury Travel Advisor was on site at the press event this morning (never too early to get a dose of W’s world of wow), and found that the brand has successfully positioned itself in the Parisian market as a trendsetting hot spot. There is already serious buzz about this property.

We’ll give you all the details in a future issue of Luxury Travel Advisor, but suffice it to say: this place oozes cool from every pore.

W Hotel Paris is located next to the Opera Garnier in the 9th arrondissement, and some of the guest rooms have remarkable views of one of the most famous opera houses in the world (the setting for The Phantom of the Opera). We are smitten with the Extreme Wow Suite- with its big circular bed taking pride of place in the center of the bedroom. Housed in a classic Haussmanian building, the hotel has integrated historic flourishes in its wholly contemporary design. As this is W we're talking about: each room has its own in-room cocktail bar. The smartly-designed Living Room is smaller and more intimate than at other W Hotels worldwide—a successful adaptation to its Paris setting.

For more information, see www.wparisopera.com.

Pictured: The sleek bar, designed with a wall of LED lighting, a design theme found throughout the hotel.

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