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July 2, 2017


A hotel set in the most fashionable district in Paris that is bound to appease the most discerning style-setters and interior design aficionados.  




Champs-Elysees, Paris, Marignan.


What more can I say? In terms of location, this hotel is totally en pointe. You can almost feel the 1930s heyday of Paris materialising at your doorstep.


I remember that further down the very same cobbled street stands the HQ of Dior, and if you just stop and peek in, you might just glimpse a larger-than-life portrait of Christian Dior, the couturier, himself...

But I digress. Hotel Marignan is named eponymous to the rue that it is on, and is super hipster, sexy, and suave. Even the staffers are as suave. Since it is on the Right Bank though, you should expect a level of sophistication to the artsy whiff that it exudes. Designer Pierre Yovanovitch is French and comes from a fashion background, so you can see his influences in the fine details - artworks adorning the walls, in the silhouettes of the stairways, the rooms, and even the interior furnitures.







I fell. While Carrie Bradshaw fell in Dior in Paris, I fell in Hotel Marignan on first sight of the room.


I was put in the family room where it is double-storied, and the winding staircase proved evidently, to be a bit too much for a klutz like me. There are two bathrooms - one WC downstairs, and a shower cum toilet upstairs next to the open-space bedroom, and I fell in love with the GUERLAIN toiletries. In-room service was fantastic as well - I was delighted by the presentation (including the tall, dark handsome man who presented it bien sur), with instructions taken down and served up in precise order.




Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées,12 Rue de Marignan, 75008 Paris, France



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