Hotel Henriette Rive Gauche
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The Hotel Henriette Rive Gauche is a boutique hotel hidden away on a small, quiet street close to the Mouffetard district in Paris. An intimate space, this unique hotel offers far more than a just a bed for the night; it’s a lifestyle, where even a cup of tea is an experience.

When DECO travels, we like to do it in inimitable style. Our Travel features every issue are planned with precision to bring you the very best hot spots from around the world; creative, inspiring and beautiful to look at. So when we stumbled upon Hotel Henriette Rive Gauche in Paris, we simply had to share it with you.

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When guests have tired of indulging in one of 32 individually designed bedrooms, all impeccably finished, they can relax in the vintage winter garden or help themselves to a wide variety of reading materials in the lounge. With breakfast served daily and a concierge to help with any travelling arrangements, excursions or restaurant bookings, the hotel truly offers the full package to any discerning traveller.

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The designer behind the hotel’s striking interior is Vanessa Scoffier, former fashion editor and noted interior designer. Presented with a strict budget, she spent 15 months scouring Paris’ famous flea markets, collecting unique pieces for the hotel. These, combined with palm frond wallpaper, rustic handmade pendant lighting and distressed leather headboards give each space a distinctive feel and relaxed luxe sensibility.

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Perhaps most surprising is her bold choices for wall finishes. Each room truly unique; some sporting bright geometric shapes combined with raw plywood and others eye-catching, beautiful decorative wallpaper. Rare indeed is it to find such an exquisitely-designed gem of a hotel, centrally located and offering a very intimate experience, but Hotel Henriette has managed just that.

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A: Hotel Henriette, 9 Rue Des Gobelins, Paris, FRANCE | T: +33 1 47 07 26 90

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