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One MORE night DOWNTOWN PARIS OR UPTOWN? BUSTLING CENTRE OR PARK-LIKE FRINGE? CITY WEEKENDER OR COUNTRY WEEKENDER? WHATEVER YOUR PREFERENCE, THERE ARE COUNTLESS COMPELLING STAYS IN AND AROUND PARIS.
HÔTEL BLC DESIGN, RELAIS DE PARIS Paris’ République district brims with hip little bars, so it’s only fitting that there’s now a resolutely contemporary design hotel here to suit the urbane traveler. Close to the stylish boutiques of rue de Charonne, the BLC Design Hotel announces itself with a startling whiteand-glass foyer window on an otherwise typically Parisian street, and set within an otherwise typically Parisian townhouse.
Step inside and there’s more impeccable styling, from the snowy white reception area with its cool white fittings, to the equally slick guestrooms, all the work of interior designer Carole Picard. Belying the building’s 19th-century exterior, there is not an antique in sight: all rooms are styled in modern finishes including oversized graphic art above each bed, white tiles on the floors and blinds for the windows, while drawers under each bed help to maximise floor space.
Apart from the contemporary furniture and chic new bathrooms, each guestroom is fitted with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs and free wi-fi connection. The tariff includes a generous breakfast, served at the bar from 7am to 10am daily. Flip through a magazine, browse your iPad and organise your day out in local Paris. In the evenings relax with friends at the bar, tasting red wines from various regions in France, or head to one of the many local bars and raise a glass to the capital’s trendiest quarter.
Published on Jun 20, 2013
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