PARIS IN EVERY FLAVOR
Hotel Bachaumont is back.
The fabled Parisian hotel, which was a city hot spot in the 1920s, was given a new lease on life two years ago, when it reopened after a grand makeover. The intimate property – it only has 49 rooms, including four suites – feels like your own hotel particulier. The lobby is diminutive but stylish to a fault, with Carrara marble floors, Parisian carpentry, crown moldings, glass arches and mirrors that call to mind Versailles’ famed Hall of Mirrors.
Up in the guest rooms, the furniture is all custom made and includes marble and wood desks, plus counters, bedside tables and retro wall lamps, with subtle nods to the hotel’s past Art Deco glory. Lavish bathrooms recall the Roaring ‘20s, with vintage taps and intricate tiling, while wrought-iron balconies offer a scenic panorama of Parisian rooftops.
On the ground floor, the bar (aptly named Night Flight) and Le Bachaumont restaurant were designed to meld seamlessly with the adjoining street life. The popular restaurant, which extends from the street all the way to the back of the building in a series of adjoining rooms, has an open kitchen and a dazzling glass roof that lets in massive amounts of light. This is where the buffet breakfast is served – under the grand skylight. Lunch and dinner feature a brasserie-style menu with contemporary takes on classic French dishes.
On the other side of the hotel’s entrance hall, you have Night Flight, named after Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s second novel, Vol de Nuit. Brought to you by the Experimental Group (the people behind the legendary Experimental Cocktail Club, which now has branches in London, New York and Ibiza), Night Flight is inspired by the speakeasies of the Prohibition era and offers some of the French capital’s most deliciously creative cocktails – in addition to Paris’ liveliest and most stylish bar scene.