Hôtel Babel

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Hôtel Babel (Paris)

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ANNUAL CLOSURE: Open year round

THE STORY: In the center of Belleville, on a peaceful pedestrian street, you’ll find the beautiful Hôtel Babel, dreamt up by Joris Bruneel, the co-founder of MyHotels, and Claire Feral-Akram, a French-Afghani chef. Alongside Atelier Daphné Desjeux and the Rosatelier collective, the duo put together a Berber-style sanctuary that stretches out over four floors, connected via an impressive glass elevator and an immense tower of Babel painted in Indian ink. What about the beds? There are thirty-one comfortable rooms (antique mirrors, timeworn walls, cushioned headboards, copper shelves…), all overflowing with souvenirs. You’ll really feel as if you’ve been transported to North Africa, even in the showers that are covered from floor to ceiling with pretty designs. The ground floor hosts a restaurant adorned with canvas veils and a massage room for treatments centered around essential oils, and custom-designed olfactory experiences – lemon, chili, cardamom, cedar… In short, you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world in the middle of Paris. Double rooms starting at €120 a night.

TOILETRIES: Natural, artisanal and organic bath products.
BREAKFAST: Two options are available, one of which includes Kodama tea or La Brûlerie de Jourdain coffee, homemade detox juice, babka, butter and jam tartines (€8.50), the other of which also includes a croissant from the Sain bakery, savory options (pesto babka, an oeuf parfait and a tahini emulsion or shakshouka) and chia pudding with almonds and seasonal fruit (€18).
LITTLE LUXURY: Sleeping for one thousand and one nights after a massage ritual in an utterly serene ambiance…

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