Turns out, a touch of dark suits the City of Light. Take a look at Dorothée Meilichzon’s navy-inflected Art Deco design for the resurrected Hotel Bachaumont in Sentier in the 2éme (within strolling distance of the Louvre).
Photography by Paul Bowyer.
Above: Situated in a turn-of-the-20th century building near Les Halles, the hotel is in its second incarnation: A happening place to stay in the twenties, it was later occupied by a medical clinic. Now owned by Samy Marciano of La Clé Group, it recently reopened as a hotel after a three-year renovation.
Above: Taking inspiration from the hotel’s origins, Melichzon and her team at Chzon took a glam retro tack starting in the lobby.
Above: Playful combinations of black, white, and blue surface in every room. Most of the furnishings and fittings are custom designed.
Above: The hotel’s skylit restaurant incorporates backgammon-inspired tabletops, multi-patterned chairs, and navy banquettes. Breakfast for hotel guests is served here; there’s also a separate cocktail bar.
Above L and R: The room is detailed with brass bracketed shelves and sconces and an upholstered wall. The lineup of mirrors echoes the lines of the paneling opposite them.
Above: The Bachaumont has its own Versailles-style hall of mirrors.
Above: Melichzon specializes in hotel design and is known for her inventive upholstered headboards. There are 49 rooms at the Bachaumont, all in a spectrum of blues.
Above L and R: An executive room with a green-and-white tiled bath.
Above: A living room suite with marble shelving that incorporates a bar sink.
Above: A bathroom for two with a harlequin floor and hex-tiled walls in Suite Bachaumont.
Above: The room also has a claw-foot tub in a tiled niche.
Above: Hotel Bachaumont is well-situated in the heart of Paris.
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