Thoumieux opened its boutique hotel quietly in April. The Jean-François Piège (ex Crillon) / Thierry Costes collab already had all the food critics yapping, with the opening of the downstairs brasserie early last year. In October, the upstairs gastronomic restaurant opened and already boasts 2 Michelin stars. Like the hotel, it is decorated by India Mahdavi, and provides a very relaxed (armchairs at tables) and spacious environment to enjoy Piège’s exceptional cuisine. Each day a small selection of ingredients are presented, and you choose to sample 1, 2 or 3 of them; for dinner the complete dégustation menu will set you back 175€, and at lunch, 2 ingredients plus wine and dessert, 85€. The 15 rooms of the hotel are decorated in Mahdavi’s colorful ‘maximalist’ style, with elegantly paired wallpaper, carpet and upholstery designs. There’s a strong 50s element to the furniture, and bathrooms are marble with Aesop toiletries. Paris design crew M/M, who have previously collaborated with Thierry Costes on the café Etienne-Marcel, worked on a number of elements too: the logo, an elaborate light fitting in the Elodie bar, designs incorporated into the restaurant’s carpet, or the design of the brass door handles throughout the hotel… Room prices start at just 150€ for the luxe bolthole, and the other rooms go to 400€+ during Fashion Week. The whole experience sythesises contemporary Parisian luxury.
79 rue St-Dominique, 7th. +33 (0)1 47 05 79 00.