Hôtel Molitor Paris
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 104 rooms, 20 suites
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round
THE STORY: This place witnessed the first bikinis, Johnny Weissmuller’s olympic dives… For sixty years, Molitor was Paris’s most legendary pool. Closed in 1989 and then abandoned, it has since become a favorite canvas amongst street artists. After three years of renovation, the Molitor pool is back in action, this time around as a resort with a festive rooftop terrace, an impressive spa, two swimming pools (a spectacular outdoor one, and another indoor one) and 124 Art Deco hotel rooms with views of the outdoor pool (starting at €310). A great place for the athletic crowd, all those who enjoy a good staycation and lovers of gentrified street art on display in the common areas and the lobby, where a Rolls Royce that’s been tagged by JonOne acts as the centerpiece.
TOILETRIES: Clarins shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion.
INTERNET: Wifi (free).
BREAKFAST: Continental buffet at €28, with hot drinks, breads, fruit juice, eggs, crêpes, pancakes, choice of cereals, smoothies, muesli with soya milk. “Affaires” breakfast at €18.
MINI-BAR: Stocked with sodas, Alain Milliat fruit juices, white wine, as well as a courtesy platter filled with teas and Nespresso coffee. Two bottles of flat and mineral water are provided free of charge.
LITTLE LUXURY: The magnificent summer pool, 46 meters long, and heated to 28°C all year round.