HOTEL GRAND AMOUR

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Earlier this year I had a lovely 24 hours in Paris to do a story on Hotel Grand Amour for ELLE Decoration. But I also want to share it with you!

The first Hotel Amour opened in Paris’ 9th arrondissement in 2006, and just about 10 years later the team behind it opened Hotel Grand Amour. It is situated in the 10th arrondissement on Rue de la Fidélité. And the name? The ‘Grand’ speaks for the number of rooms, 42, compared to the older hotel’s 24.

Each room is different – need I say I was happy with my pink one? I couldn’t think of a better place to drink my morning coffee.

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All rooms are designed with a ‘less is more’ approach, and by that I mean it has just what the modern guest needs: they key comes with the wifi password (because they know you’ll ask for it), room service can be ordered online and there’s no in room phone (because you have your own). A lot of antique markets have been searched to decorate the hotel, and it shows, because there’s a homey and personal feeling to every inch of it. From the small elevator to the dark halls of the hotel, black and white photographs of lightly dressed mademoiselles cover the walls, suggesting this is a place to have a good time – whether it be with your love in the room or friends in the bar.

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The restaurant, bar and beautiful courtyard is a popular spot, not only for guests of the hotel but for the fashionable Parisian crowd too. The menus are simple and typically French, so I recommend coming here for the atmosphere.

The team behind the hotel are restaurateurs Thierry Costes and Emmanuel Delavenne and graffiti artist André Saraiva. I’ve written a little bit about André here, but he’s been in charge of the creative direction of the hotel. You’ll see his signature pen all over, from the logo and room keys to his figure Mr. A in the nearby streets. You might find André hanging around the hotel if you’re lucky.

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18 Rue de la Fidélité, 75010 Paris, Hotelamourparis.com

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