The Right Bank of Paris can be—dare we say it?—a bit impersonal (the grand hotels of the arrondissment, while lovely, have a feeling of could-be-anywhereness). Travelers looking for a bit of low-key, intimate luxury near the Champs Elysees have been alighting on the 26-room Hotel Daniel for a while now, especially since the interiors were overhauled by Lebanese-born, London-based designer Tarfa Salam. The public spaces feature a comfortable Silk Road exoticism (hand-painted wallpaper featuring flowers and birds, silver trays from Turkey, silk-upholstered overstuffed sofas), while the spacious rooms and suites feature coordinating Toile de Jouy wallpapers, curtains, and bed coverings. Good to know: the Hotel Daniel is the only Relais & Chateaux property in the center of Paris; it's also part of the Mr & Mrs Smith collection of anonymously reviewed stylish boutique hotels and vacation rentals.
September 23, 2011 8:30 PM