Christian Lacroix Has Done It Again in Paris With Hotel Du Continent
Some say, "Paris is for Lovers", and while that's totally true, we might also say that the city is for lovers...of awesome hotels! A newbie to the French capital is the Hôtel du Continent and it's not only a comfy place to stay on the Right Bank, but it offers up new travel inspiration with your stay.
Designed by the French master himself, Christian Lacroix, the hotel has a different theme for every floor, based on the earth's continents and each of the 25 rooms in this vintage building play into that theme. The first floor is stylized with Europe in mind, where the second is Antarctica and so on and so forth, finishing up with Africa on the fifth floor.
Guests can expect a departure from the literal design aesthetic that comes with each continent. Instead the rooms have a modern take enveloped in whimsy with the use of antique maps, fabrics, patterns, colors and finishes. Lacroix notes that the design of each room is
"...far from any anthropological or strictly ethnic preoccupation, but rather with this fanciful distance known to ancient travellers who brought back with them not only scientific information but tales and dreams too."
Having technically opened its doors last December for guests, the boutique hotel celebrated their grand opening yesterday. With free WiFi, a perfect location one street back from Rue de Rivoli and walking distance to some of the city's best sights, it's an ideal spot--especialy with rates for the smallest rooms fetching, an affordable, €125 ($170 USD) per night. For those that just can't squeeze themselves into the tight 110 sq. ft. studio, the extra large 330 sq. ft. rooms will set you back €400 ($541 USD) per night.
[Photos: Hôtel du Continental/Facebook]