nestled in the heart of the ultra-chic 7th arrondissement, an oasis of modern luxury has opened its doors. called le cinq codet, this five-star hotel of only 67 rooms occupies a former telephone exchange building from the 1930s, and features an interior design of understated luxe by paris-based architect jean-philippe nuel that draws you immediately in. the applied aesthetic seamlessly matches the structure's transparency and curves, elegantly extrapolating its pure lines in the many interior settings. the atypical set-up of the building - it is structured around a patio which is now filled with lush greenery - has resulted in the rather extraordinary diversity of no less than 29 types of rooms. speaking of which, each of the pads has been decorated in the spirit of an artist's studio, and feature cherry picked objects and artworks that give it a highly personal note. in fact, the entire premises is infused with contemporary art, featuring a variety of striking works by both established and emerging artists.
the property's artistic vibe starts upon entering the lofty lobby area where two marble monoliths are mimicked by bold cubic lamp shades that protrude from the ceiling. the setting here is further adormed by a collection of photographs by artist jean-pierre porcher. as said, rooms at le cinq codet come in a wide variety, and although every single one is beautifully decorated and equipped with all the modern comfort and hi-tech you can't live without, the four suites on the top floor provide exceptional level of savoir vivre. they're superspacious, have stunning views, and last but not least, landscaped private balconies with olive trees, roses and camellias. the suites feature sliding doors, meaning that the various areas can be united, and they offer the finest furnishings and fixtures that heighten the sense of luxury. the bathroom is siutated as such that you're able to relax and enjoy the view at the same time.
with such pampering it'll be hard to ever leave your room, but if you do, you'll find le cinq codet's facilities to be very rewarding. the ground floor bar is a very stylish affair. conceived as an extension of the patio, it has a relaxed atmosphere and is furnished as such with black + green coloured sofas and oak tinted bar stools, while and pewter screens reference parisian art déco of the 1930s and 1940s. it's a place where both hotel guests and visitors can mingle over a drink, a bite or a refined dish from the chef's very own table d'hote. and as the good life includes taking care of oneself, le cinq codet also features a spa with a menu of appealing health and beauty treatments. and should you like to work on those abs instead, a full-fledged gym is readily available. location: 5 rue codet [invalides].