So British! The Villa Panthéon knows about the warm and cosy atmosphere of English bars, where the leather of the armchairs matches that of the Chesterfield sofas. Right down to the breakfast room, where they added one of those inviting upholstered sofas where it’s so fine to sit down with the newspaper, a drink close at hand.
The grand-Parisian-hotel feeling reigns here. The Haussmann architectural details, such as the marble colonnades, the scroll staircase, and the series of reception rooms, create a majestic decor with a pleasantly retro feel.
The reception desk housed in a glass cube is a clear indication of the deliberately avant-garde leaning of this establishment hidden down a lane in the 18th arrondissement near the Gare du Nord and the Gare de l’Est. A stay at the Kube is aesthetically and sensorily pleasing and totally original.
One of the modern faces of Paris is located in the south end. The major renovations that contributed to the Capital’s international reputation came about because of Orly Airport, the A6 motorway and the 13th arrondissement. Even so, we remain very attached to these sites for many reasons, for they are anything but banal.