Miniview: Hôtel Dame des Arts – lifestyle with a twist

Hôtel Dame des Arts is a vibrant new lifestyle hotel located in the beating artistic heart of Saint-Germain on Paris’ Rive Gauche. With interiors by Raphael Navot, we stepped inside to take a look…

guestroom in Hôtel Dame des Arts with glass door opening onto terrace and views over Paris

Just a short walk from Notre Dame Cathedral and an easy stones throw from the Seine, Hôtel Dame des Arts has taken its inspiration from the artistic culture that the locale has been closely affiliated with since the 1920s. The 109-key boutique hotel, the latest addition to the Preferred Hotel & Resorts portfolio, is also home to a show stopping Rooftop Bar with 360 degree views of the seven main attractions of Paris, a beautifully designed restaurant with an adjacent garden courtyard and a stunning gym to entice even the most sedentary guest.

Internationally renowned Paris-based designer Raphael Navot, the 2023 winner of the Maison&Objet ‘Designer of the Year Award’, has spearheaded the interior design of the 1950s building, masterfully fusing Parisian elegance and an international twist with the essence of freedom, culture, and creativity that the Left Bank is celebrated for. Tapping into his flair for creating unique, beautiful spaces and furniture, Raphael Navot has designed a hotel which blends seamlessly into its surroundings, yet takes the neighbourhood into an exciting, bold future.

rounded wooden desk, low lighting and soft seating in the lobby of the Hôtel Dame des Arts

Image credit: Ludovic Balay

Although each guestroom is individually designed, all of them feature bespoke art pieces and over one third of the beautifully appointed guest bedrooms and suites boast an outdoor terrace overlooking either the rooftops of Paris or the Eiffel Tower.

Guests can expect the unexpected when it comes to the hotel’s dining venues. The Rooftop Bar and an indoor restaurant with an adjacent outdoor garden courtyard has been conceptualised by the former operational director of Experimental Group, Matthieu Alfandari. Alongside Chef Othoniel Alvarez Castaneda, the food and drink offering showcases seasonal dishes that fuse classic French cuisine with a contemporary Mexican twist. Othoniel brings a sustainably minded culinary vision to the hotel, designed to be shared in celebratory style, and where each menu item is inspired by one hero ingredient, championing quality local produce and presented in a delightfully playful way.

interior restaurant at Hotel Dame des Art in blue with wood and doors leading out to courtyard

Image credit: Ludovic Balay

And at the end of the day, the hotel’s crowd-drawing highlight, the Rooftop Bar, frames the awe-inspiring views of the City of Light with the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur, the golden dome of Les Invalides, and Notre Dame Cathedral all visible. It is here that guests, locals, and visitors alike will be able to sip their cocktails in true Left Bank style.

Main image credit: Jerome Galland