A restaurant dining room
Photography, Jérôme Galland

Paris boutique hotel Maison ELLE was designed for style-lovers

Experience the French art de vivre at Maison ELLE.

It comes as no surprise that the first-ever boutique hotel created by the iconic ELLE brand is only a few minutes from another French icon – the Champs-Elysées. Just another this fashion-forward retreat evokes the city’s endlessly charming apartments and the most stylish Parisiennes. Discerning duo Laurent Bardet and Laurence Jean, founders of French interior-design firm Laurent & Laurence, are the creative brains behind the hotel. The core concept for their perfectly chic plan? Having the French art de vivre – in trademark ELLE style, naturally – infused into every last inch of the space. The result is an all-encompassing experience as soon as you step through the doors. Think moulded plaster, wainscotting, herringbone parquet floors, a basement spa (which includes a serene salt cave and treatments that incorporate products from luxe German brand Dr. Hauschka) and bespoke details like kimonos and crockery displayed throughout. Famous images by photographer and former ELLE France artistic director Peter Knapp were taken directly from the magazine’s archives and worked into collages and drawings to bring a fun graphic element to the design. 

Of course, it goes without saying that the culinary offerings were meticulously thought out. Enjoy breakfast and cocktails, like their Rose Lychee Martini, in the inviting library and lounge, and be sure not to miss a traditional tea time, which features delicate and indulgent treats from French patisserie star Nicolas Paciello of CinqSens. “I have always created home-style patisseries, so my bakes are the perfect fit for this home-away-from-home hotel,” he says. Menu items include a melt-in-your-mouth pistachio-and-vanilla cake filled with soft ganache, a gooey brownie and a milk-chocolate and hazelnut-praline entremet. Afterwards, head to the atmospheric lava-stone bar for signature ELLE cocktails. Bon voyage! 

Details to love

Creative duo Laurent & Laurence infused trademark ELLE style into every inch of the space.


The exterior of a hotel in Paris
Photography, Jérôme Galland

The Maison ELLE facade extends an open invitation to step inside.

Quiet time

Two chairs in a library area
Photography, Jérôme Galland

The cozy lounge-library space features a sculpted wooden fireplace that was designed by Laurent & Laurence and is topped with a mercury-silvered mirror.

Tucked in

A hotel bedroom
Photography, Jérôme Galland

Inviting guest rooms feature spacious beds that are nestled inside a curved alcove. The lighting and furniture are all bespoke Laurent & Laurence designs.

Textile style

A bathroom done in black and white
Photography, Jérôme Galland

In each bathroom, a tiled mosaic wall mimics the appearance of fabric. After all, as Laurent Bardet explains, “Fabric is what links the worlds of fashion and decor.”

ELLE Escapes

A yoga mat and pillow with a salt brick panel visible behind them
Photography, Jérôme Galland

The yoga room is a relaxing haven with a back-lit salt-brick feature wall that emits a soft glow. The cork yoga mats are an ELLE exclusive.

Recipes from Maison ELLE

Rose and Lychee Vodka Martini
A rose-petal and amaranth seed infusion mellows out this otherwise floral martini.
Get the recipe
martini glass with pink cocktail

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