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Hotel Indigo Paris Opera: No Longer a Phantom, Opening Next Week

Where: 2 Rue Edouard VII, Paris, France, 75009
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It’s stayed so under the radar during its pre-opening period that you could practically call Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera a phantom. But now it’s time for the great unmasking, since the hotel will open 22 September.

There’s not a vast amount of information about – 57 rooms (“very spacious”, according to the hotel website) including 12 suites and duplex apartments – some of which have views of the Eiffel Tower. The location is peaceful: a pedestrianized street near Place de l’Opéra, yet still in the middle of the business area. Before the year-long remodel, it was the Edouard VII hotel.

Rooms promise "unique murals celebrating Paris" and from the photos, they look rather lovely - theatrical but understated, with feature walls draped by curtains.

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And This Might Be The Closest We'll Ever Get to The Rooms at The W Paris Opera

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  Site Where: 4 Rue Meyerbeer, Paris, France, 75009
August 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM | by | Comment (1)

We're having a bit of a W Hotels moment these days after posting about their new renovations and their upcoming W Milan Hotel. But there's even more.

We got so excited about the opening of the W Paris Opera which finally opened in February but unfortunately, we haven't made it to the City of Light to check it out for ourselves. However, HotelChatter Flickr Member, Ken Lee, did. Check out his awesome room pics from the hotel below.

Rates for the W Paris are holding steady next weekend at a whopping 628 Euros a night for an eclectic Spectacular room with a king bed. Yeah, take a good look at these photos because that might be as close as you can get to the spot.

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Another Affordable Paris Hotel To Check Out: Hotel Jules

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  Site Where: 49-51 rue Lafayette, Paris, Paris, France, 75009
July 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM | by | Comment (1)

Paris hotels are notoriously expensive, especially in the summer time, and especially when there’s a Summer Olympics in London. But HotelChatter Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently made a trip to the City of Lights and found a few places to stay that won’t throw the Eurozone into further chaos. Here is one of them.

The last time I saw Paris, her trees were dressed for spring…and although it’s now summer, you can still find great rooms at charming boutique hotels all over the city without taking out a second mortgage on your house…such as the boho-luxe Hotel Jules, a boutique property in Paris’s 9th arrondisement near the Opera Garnier and the city’s grand Belle Epoque department stores like Printemps and, of course, Galerie Lafayette.

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Don't Cry If You Have Trouble Finding The Secret Art At W Paris

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  Site Where: 4 Rue Mayerbeer, Paris, France, 75009
April 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

The W Paris Opera made its grand debut exactly two months ago, and boy! how the time flies. Just when we were thinking it might be worth checking in on them again to see if rates had gone down (they haven't), we came across this awesome-sounding art installation in one of the hotel's suites.

Coolhunting reports that the series, which is found only in suite 112, is the work of French artist Zevs, who covered the walls in dripping Louis Vuitton logos and drew tears streaming down the faces in portraits. What's even cooler, the ink used for the markings is only visible with a black light, so the art itself doesn't truly come alive until it gets illuminated by the right kind of light.

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InterContinental Le Grand Reminds Us That Paris Is Still A City of Culture

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  Site Where: 2 Rue Scribe , Paris, France, 75009
March 21, 2012 at 9:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

InterContinental Le Grand is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, so happy birthday to it! As with any major milestone, certain festivities have been planned to mark the occasion. But if you're expecting cake and streamers, think again.

This is Paris, after all, and when has Paris ever missed an opportunity to get all highbrow and cultured on everyone?

No. Rather than blowing its special anniversary on one fleeting night of drunken debauchery, the century-and-a-half-old hotel is dragging out its birthday by dedicating a month to each of the seven arts (architecture, music, literature, film...and those other three ones). Starting with this month's theme: literature.

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W Paris Opera Is Finalment Open, But Don't Expect To Hit The Bar Ce Soir

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  Site Where: 4 Rue Mayerbeer, Paris, France, 75009
February 29, 2012 at 3:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

Zut alors! It’s two weeks since the W Paris Opera’s scheduled open date – Valentine’s Day – and we did wonder why we hadn’t heard anything about ‘ow romantique it is yet. And today we found out why – it was closed!

Seems the hotel said non, non, non to the idea of christening its sheets on the most romantic day of the year – and delayed its opening to today. Well, it’s a leap year, per’aps that seemed more memorable. But let's not forget, this is the hotel's fifth opening date. It better be good after this.

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Worst Hotel Hype of 2011: W Paris Opera

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  Site Where: 4 rue Meyerbeer, Paris, France, 75009
December 29, 2011 at 10:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's what you've been waiting all year for--The 2011 HotelChatter Awards! We'll be bringing you the best and worst of the year all day today and part of tomorrow. Agree or disagree with our picks? Air your thoughts in comments below.

There are several hotels we could call out for hyping themselves up without actually delivering anything to us devoted hotel guests in 2011. Like Thompson's Belgraves Hotel in London which is now opening February 1. But we expect delays from Thompson just as much as we expect celebrities to frequent their hotel lounges.

Back in NYC, the Dream Downtown certainly took forever to open but it's now one of the hottest places to stay (and swim) so that lengthy wait was worth it. We've also been waiting a long time for Virgin Hotels to take flight but we were satiated (for now) with their announcement of a Chicago hotel in 2013 (Ugh.)

And we can't even get started on Edition Hotels which managed to open only one other hotel in 2011 before losing its flag at the Edition Waikiki bringing the total of open and operating Edition Hotels back to one.

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The W Paris to Open on Valentine's Day With Pink Bubbly and Steep Room Rates

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  Site Where: 4 rue Meyerbeer, Paris, France, 75009
December 16, 2011 at 3:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've been waiting so long for the W Paris to open that we nearly forgot its newest opening date was just two months away! And reminding us that we're almost there is HOTELS Magazine who managed to get a sneak peek at a guestroom and an intriguing backlit digital wall that weaves through the public and private spaces of the hotel.

Kinda hard to believe, but the W Paris will be the first W Hotel in France and will have just 91 guestrooms, including 22 suites, making it more boutique, in terms of it size, than recent W hotels. Judging from this room shot, the spaces will have high ceilings, non-fugly carpeting and gorgeous city views but also, very open bathroom plans as the sink is only separated from the bedroom by a mirror partition. Hopefully, the toilette is enclosed somewhere.

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The W Paris Hotel is Delayed Yet Again, Now Promises to Open on February 14

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  Site Where: 4 rue Meyerbee, Paris, France, 75009
September 27, 2011 at 2:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Eiffel Tower, as NOT seen from the W Paris.

The W Paris Hotel is not ready to show off their jelly because they've gone and delayed their opening date yet again--this time to the most romantic day of the year, February 14, 2012. Well, we guess that's one way to make it up to us.

The W Paris has been delayed several times this past year, most recently back in April when it said the opening would now be January 2012. Previously, we were all ready to don our Bastille Day finest as the hotel initially was to open on July 1, 2011.

We're not sure what's the hold up but we're really hoping Valentine's Day will do the trick. (It worked for the W London last year.) The only thing that has us holding off on ordering the fur cuffs, silk nighties and hot wax is that virtually nothing has been updated on the hotel's website. Nothing. So we won't start packing our clove cigarettes until we've got a room photo and an open reservations system.

Do you know what's happening on the ground in Paris with the W Hotel? Let us know!

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The W Paris is Now Delayed Until December 1

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  Site Where: Rue de la Chaussée d'Antin, Paris, France, 75009
January 10, 2011 at 12:46 PM | by | Comments (0)

The E-WOW Suite at W Paris. Look but don't touch until December 1st.

UPDATE: Delayed again to January 2012. FML.

Just a few months ago, we were so excited that the W Paris had set an opening date of July 1, 2011. But we should have known better. This is W after all.

Looking on the hotel's website today, we see that the opening date has been moved to December 1. Boo! It also doesn't look like W has added any new info about the property.

So as far as we know it will still be 90 rooms (stocked with Bliss toiletries) near the Garnier Opera House, the Galeries Lafayette Haussman and Printemps and will have a W Cafe on-site as well as a restaurant of "culinary perfection."

In the meantime, we will just set our affections on the Mandarin Oriental Paris which is still set to open this summer.

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Merveilleux! The W Paris Has an Opening Date!

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  Site Where: Rue de la Chaussée d'Antin, Paris, France, 75009
October 21, 2010 at 3:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

While we're sitting on pins and needles awaiting the opening of the W London, we nearly forgot there is another European W Hotel to look forward to--W Paris-Opéra! The hotel, located on Rue de la Chaussée d'Antin, near the Garnier Opera House and the shopping wonderland of department store, Galeries Lafayette Haussman, is now showing an opening date of July 1, 2011.

The hotel will be smaller than most Ws of late with just 90 rooms but of course Bliss toiletries will be present in the toilettes. There's not much else to go on room-wise, although the website does have a picture of an e-WOW suite which looks pretty fantastic and a bit reminiscent of the W Hollywood.

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The Revamped Hotel Athenee Looks Tres Chic

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  Site Where: 19 Rue Caumartin, Paris, France, 75009
October 20, 2010 at 4:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve been nothing if not intrigued by the new Hotel Athénée which has popped up in Paris and finally our intrigue has been satisfied – the hotel is open and mon dieu, it’s looking pretty chic.

We’ve got our hands on a fistful of pictures and they’re all so pretty we’ve been wondering which to use. Our favorite room is probably the one above, which we’re calling the Garrett Room. The others have plain walls but rich colored curtains and super-flouncy headboard/drapes combos, like this one that we’re calling the King Room:

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