A new way to experience the Parisian lifestyle.
Located at a new hip hospitality spot of Paris, between Montorgueil and Le Haut Marais, Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers draws its name from the nearby century-old institution devoted to engineering. Overlooking a tree-lined square with a village feel, the hotel is designed to blend in with the cityscape of the neighbourhood, with a large terrace that offers an ideal place to catch some rays as soon as the sun
Here are the 5 reasons I loved Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers
1. The design
The Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers is an awe-inspiring architectural endeavour that was made possible by the combined and complementary expertise of designer Raphael Navot and architect-engineer Daniel Vaniche. Raphael Navot has turned the Hôtel National des Arts & Métiers into an amazing experiment in hospitality and food service, as well as a gem of interior design.
2. This lobby and 3. This rooftop
The hotel welcomes its visitors with a glass roof lobby, a cozy patio that makes you want to stay there and chill out for ever. It’s where you can enjoy a coffee there – in every variation imaginable – a glass of wine or a Spritz or enjoy the concept of La Cicchetteria National which serves as the name implies, a wide array of cicchetti, Italian tapas to enjoy at aperitif time, as a light meal or to share. In any case the place is the ideal spot to take a break, meet up with friends or plan your day before you set off to explore the capital.
But there’s more, the bar that is literally perched on top of the hotel roof. However, this panoramic viewpoint over the capital is only accessible to a privileged thirty or so guests who have made sure to book in advance in order to enjoy the luxury of a unique view over the rooftops of Paris.
Not another cocktail bar definitely. L’Herbarium serves a drinks list put together by Oscar Quagliarini, a talented head barman who creates mixed drinks in the style of a perfumer blending his fragrances. Each drink has a strong olfactory/gustative identity, in turns feminine and masculine, designed to awaken all the senses of the person fortunate enough to sample it.
6. The boutique
In the reception lounges, hotel guests and travel accessory fans find an assortment of cool things, from travel guides and aromatic candles to the timeless knitwear line of Le Kasha Boutique.
See more photos of this really charming Parisian new entry in the gallery below: