A casual boutique hotel in the happening 9th arrondissement in Paris.
Hotel Panache is a 40-room small boutique hotel designed rising talent Dorothée Meilichzon.
The hotel is a renovated 19th-century building occupying a charming corner of the busy Faubourg Montmartre; you’re between the Grands Boulevards and SoPi (South Pigalle), in an area that has long signified entertainment and eateries.
Interior decorator Dorothée Meilichzon is very much the up-and-coming designer of the moment and both she and owner Adrien Gloaguen come from the young 30-something generation behind a new lifestyle approach to Paris hotels. There a lot of clever details, like the small grey marble bedside tables, and cheerful old-fashioned touches in vintage telephones and Bauhaus light switches. All have specially made metal and cane bedheads, resembling Art Nouveau bentwood furniture. All the rooms really are different here and they are (almost) all “Parisian size” (small) – so is the elevator – only used this one once coming up to the 5th floor with my suitcase.
I don’t recommend the breakfast in the (very nicely decorated) restaurant, however there are a vast number of very nice cafés on almost every corner in this area of Paris. The staff is very friendly and the Metro is 50 meters away. I would definitely come back to this hotel any time.