Travel: The Nolinski

There’s a new jewel box of a hotel full of modern Parisian design that is so discreetly placed along Avenue de l’opera that it’s easy to breeze right by it as if it were a residential property (which is exactly what they intended). Meet, The Nolinski. Having recently opened their doors in July 2016, this luxury 5-star boutique hotel of only 45 rooms (including 9 suites), features four restaurants and bars to enjoy, 24/7 room service, a staff of 100 providing white glove and a private indoor and outdoor fitness trainer, the amenities and service are elite and exquisite in every sense of the word.

Photo Credit: Alex Samuelian @alexsamuelian

Another dream location part of the Kiwi Collection, features interior architect Jean Louis Deniot the genius behind the design and interiors which help to create such an exuberant and desirable setting. Made to bring a sophisticated update to a style one yearns for when arriving in Paris, it’s translated throughout each and every room. From curated artwork that changes out every few months, water splashed mirrors, and blue sea-glass colored lanterns, to a cloud swirling staircase, slabs of cool carrera marble and gold accents that leave you feeling relaxed and comfortable yet your senses can be kept busy for hours taking it all in.

The furniture is also hand chosen and/or designed by Denoit. With the help of his arsenal of artisans, each pieces was methodically crafted and placed specifically for the property which within the next year or so, they plan on having available for their guests to order through a catalogue (start saving now). Keeping a mid-century modern motif, cool colorways and gold accents creates harmony amongst the entire hotel – think curved short chairs in jewel-toned velvet and suede, beaded fringe light fixtures and mirrored doors that slide apart slyly into walls to transform rooms into large open spaces. It reflects the artistic neighborhood that surrounds it and provides a residential feeling no matter how far you’ve traveled.

In the rooms the sultry decadence continues. Themed by color (either green, raspberry, beige, blue, yellow, or fawn) that compliment the dusty blue, grey and white primary palette, they feature one-of-a-kind furniture with ultra-high ceilings and detailed moulding that are meant to be enjoyed as a place for social entertainment – like your own personal apartment – rather than just a place to rest your head at night. Although, don’t get us wrong, the bedding is some of the most comfortable that we’ve ever stayed on. Windows and balconies allow you to take in Paris at all times of the day and while they’re extremely tech friendly with plenty of places to plug-in, the Nolinski also provides each of their guests with a Samsung phone that has unlimited 4G internet, local and international calls and a city guide to help you create the ultimate trip for yourself outside of the hotel walls. Of course there’s always the incredible concierge to snag you that impossible dinner reservation if you don’t feel like doing it yourself.

Now, let’s talk about the spa by La Colline as calling it tranquil would be quite an understatement. As you step off the elevator, an instant quiet falls upon you and through the warm wooded hallways with granite flooring are private rooms, a stunning steam room and an indoor pool with a mirrored ceiling, mural wall and candles flickering around the room that entrance you to never leave. Providing an “atmosphere of discretion and refinement”, you’ll be able to experience one of their amazing oxygen facials or perhaps a deep-tissue massage so you can decompress, switch off and experience some much needed serenity.

Last but not least is their main restaurant, Brasserie Rejane. With geometric lighting and cubist-inspired tiling, the atmosphere is sensationally beautiful and with a french-inspired menu and ability to serve dishes as quick or slow as you’re looking to move, it’s a favorite amongst those sitting for a business lunch and pre-theatre goers as well as large groups looking to hunker down for a night with friends. And while everything is particularly yummy (especially the breakfast), your best to go with the more brasserie-inspired dishes like their burgundy-style beef stew, smoked salmon plate or roasted chicken with thyme flower and top it off with one of their freshly made sorbets like blackberry or passion fruit.

Visit The Nolinski at:

16 avenue de L’Opéra

75001 Paris France

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m