On a quiet street in the smart businessy district between Faubourg St-Honoré and the Champs-Elysées, with a metro stop just round the corner.
A is also for alphabet for each of the 26 rooms: sleek exercises in seagrass and black and white, with an original artwork by Hyber in each room, white upholstered chairs and sofas, stripy carpets, and adjustable dimmer lighting. The CD-DVD player is a plus (discs can be borrowed at reception). Bathrooms have walk-in showers and mosaic stripes. "Superior" (standard) rooms are small, though cleverly set out. If you can go for a Junior Suite with comfortable sofa, or for romance, the two room attic "apartment" at the top.
The public areas are particularly successful: a drawing room-library with fireplace and bookshelves stacked with art and design books, and a tranquil bar area under a glazed roof.
Eating and drinking
There's a choice of continental or buffet breakfast, and a tranquil bar (house cocktail is called Aphrodite).
No in-house facilities but a tie-up with a nearby spa.
Professional and generally helpful, there's a concierge service for booking restaurants, etc.
Who stays there
Art and fashion people, honeymoon couples.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Lovely library-lounge area