Style All-white and arty
Setting Chi-chi Champs-Elysées
Our favourite bits We love the dark hardwood floors, art-gallery white walls, the chocolate-velvet curtains and the flood of natural light. The ground floor of this all-white boutique hotel opens into a glassed-over central courtyard, which breaks the room into two natural areas that contrast beautifully. It’s an interesting space that the designer, Fréderic Mechiche, has used just so, for a discreet reception, cosy library, and intimate café bar. Each room is unique, with two works by artist Fabrice Hybert. The same colour palette is used throughout: white walls and loosely covered furniture; chrome; dark-chocolate wood veneers. Le A is not really a hotel. Its creators didn’t design a guesthouse; they concocted a work of art with bedrooms and a great lounge bar attached.