The DNA: Steps from the Champs-Élysées is Monsieur George, a luxury boutique hotel crafted by famed British designer and indisputably chic style icon Anouska Hempel, whose design credits include the Blakes and Franklin hotels in London, a number of privately commissioned homes, and (mais oui) the nearby Louis Vuitton flagship. Monsieur George’s interiors are a vivid fusion of decorative styles that slide into sleek Art Deco accents at one turn and dip into sumptuous Asian palace–inspired details the next. Hempel describes the hotel as having an alluring “mystery, magic, and mischief … a certain sensuality pervades the place.” For each guest room, the globetrotting Hempel drew inspiration from a range of historic figures and locations, including Benjamin Franklin and the Château de Marly gardens at Versailles. Among the hotel’s other features are a spa by Parisian yoga and wellness club Le Tigre, a topiary-filled courtyard garden, and the Galanga Restaurant-Bar, which provides 24-hour service—after all, you never know when the thirst for a snifter of house-made cognac or flute of Dom Pérignon 2008 will bubble up.
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Accolades: Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2020
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 49 rooms, including 3 suites (16-45m2) (172-484 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2020 • interior design: Anouska Hempel • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk