Design fanatics go gaga when they step inside the lobby of the Hotel Keppler
. This boutique hotel near the Champs Elysées was designed by Pierre Yves Rochon-- the star responsible for The Savoy's
staggering recent makeover and the buzzworthy new Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
. (Rochon's full list of projects
can be found on his design studio's website.) Decidedly chic, the intimate hotel is decked out with objets d'art, Asian-inspired vases, colorful paintings, and potted orchids. Both classic and contemporary styles merge in the lobby, where bold checks and animal prints grace a space that channels traditional French elegance. There's no restaurant on site, but the hotel staff is incredibly helpful with restaurant reservations, and the hotel's breakfast spread is so sumptuous that it'll tide you over almost all day. Choose a top-floor suite and you'll be privy to a terrace with unending views of the City of Light. (Not to mention the Hermès toiletries.) Stay at the Hotel Keppler
and you'll get a dose of Parisian glamor.