in paris, there isn't exactly a shortage of cool places where to lay your head to rest, but few offer the subtly calibrated style of the amastan paris. the newly opened and first boutique hotel of entrepreneur zied sanhaji is conveniently situated in the heart of the city – just off the iconic champs-élysées thoroughfare in fact – and is a tranquil urban haven for a more cultured flock of travellers. amastan's interior, created by designers juan pablo naranjo and jean-christophe orthlieb of local practice nocc, effortlessly pairs style and comfort with details that'll directly speak to the initiated.
the quirky atmosphere is immediately evident upon entering the lobby. an architectural light scheme complements a setting of walls clad in petrol blue herringbone parquet, and a specially commissioned, luxurious tapestry by german designer jan kath. the property features just 24 homey guest rooms, spread over six floors. these pads ooze a distinct homey vibe, and feature a palette that's extrapolated from the setting downstairs. similar blue parquet walls and flooring are paired with lacquered oak and brass, while bespoke furniture pieces further personality. rooms facing the back of the hotel come with beautiful garden views, and some have private furnished balconies.
as said, it's tranquil refuge in the heart of paris, but that doesn't mean it's entirely void of jolly banter...no sir! ground floor bar and night haunt anouk, accommodates locals and guests alike with killer cocktails and light bites amidst a stylish setting of floor-to-ceiling brass-framed bottle shelves, an ornate chandelier and large bay windows. the venue opens onto a lush, landscaped garden, perfect to steal a smoke and bond with gauloises-toting parisians. adjacent to the hotel entrance, amastan’s project space will exclusively host pop-up installations and collab projects in the realm of art, fashion and design. location: 38 rue jean mermoz [champs-élysées].