“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind,” French dramatist Eugène Ionesco once said. The Drawing Hotel in Paris welcomes cosmopolitans who are looking for an adventure of the mind in a cosy, stylish 4-star hotel dedicated to contemporary art and design. I tested the Drawing Hotel in Paris on 28 October 2017 and enjoyed my stay very much. Curious to know more about this exclusive design hotel? There are six reasons why I would recommend it to our readers.
I TESTED THE DRAWING HOTEL IN PARIS
The top 6 reasons for a stay at the Drawing Hotel in Paris.
Located in the heart of Paris, in the first arrondissement, the Drawing Hotel is steps away from the Louvre, the Palais Royal, the Comédie Française theater, the Museum of Decorative Arts (don’t miss the Christian Dior exhibition) and the Jardin des Tuileries. As a fashion journalist, I recommend the hotel to all fashionistas, journalists and buyers who attend Paris Fashion Week.
The 48 rooms are furnished by French and international interior architects and designers. I loved the modern woody furniture with a touch of Sixties style. The colour combination (brown, grey, yellow and light blue) made me feel at ease.
A TRIBUTE TO CONTEMPORARY ART
The Drawing Hotel was conceived by Carine Tissot, who also heads up the contemporary art fair Drawing Now Paris, accompanied by the interior architects duo of Nido. The building also houses the Drawing Lab, the first private art center to be fully devoted to contemporary drawing. Guests will explore contemporary drawing in the works of artists who have been given carte blanche in the corridors of each of the five floors: Françoise Pétrovitch, Abdelkader Benchamma, Thomas Broomé, Clément Bagot, Lek & Sowat.
A BRAND NEW HOTEL
The Drawing Hotel is a brand new hotel which was inaugurated in February 2017. Everything is new, very clean and in perfect condition.
HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS IN THE ROOMS
I booked a superior room for one night (20 square meters) for 310 euros. It was very cosy and made me feel at ease. The high-quality furniture and especially the shower with a huge wash basin (with lots of space for cosmetic products) and the glass doors are a highlight. The bed is very comfortable. I also liked the wooden floor very much (it’s much more hygienic than a carpet). The heating worked perfectly well (guests can adjust it).
Having breakfast at the stylish D-Bar is a great start into the new day. You can also enjoy cocktails from Tuesday to Saturday, from 6pm to midnight. Every Thursday, the bar of the Drawing Hotel invites everyone to enjoy cocktails created by a mixologist, Kevin Ligot.
(Above) Women need lots of space for their beauty products. In Paris hotels, wash basins are usually very small, but the basin of my superior room at the Drawing Hotel was simply perfect. Very modern with lots of space and small size beauty products by Rituals. The superior room has a separate toilet.
(Above) Mad Men fans will love having breakfast in this stylish D-Bar. Breakfast is quite copious, even for guests who are looking for a healthy breakfast: freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, wholemeal bread, baguette, croissants, cereal, various cheeses, ham, lettuce and quinoa salad, marmelade, honey, scrambled and boiled eggs, yoghurt etc.
Book your stay at the Hotel Drawing, 17 rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris