I have been travelling to Paris rather frequently on business over the last couple of years. I was really looking forward to the opening of this hotel. Honestly I ended up being somewhat disappointed as it did not live up to my expectations. One the positive side the hotel has a great location right next to the Opera and the service is excellent.
In my opinion here the real failing is the room design which is eclectic and not particularly practical. I stayed in a room of a nice size, but the furnishings and unusual colour combinations did not contribute to a restful environment (nor did I ever figure out the meaning of the large wallpaper cartoon characters). Now one could argue that my criticism of the decor was simply a matter of preference; however, there are other parts of the design that are just impractical. The bathroom has no walls! You step out of the shower directly into the room, so it was naturally freezing. The sink basically was in the centre of the room, with hardly any space nearby to set out toiletries because of their so-called mini bar. Instead of having a cabinet for snacks, etc. these items were arrayed on a large tray that was invariably in the way and placed right next to the sink. So much clutter! Just a really impractical room design.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the center of fashion, nightlife, movies and the most fabulous shopping in the heart of Paris’ Opéra neighborhood. From the luxury boutiques of the Rue du Faubourg St Honoré to the world famous Grand Magasins, Le Printemps and les Galeries Lafayette, step out and explore the sights and sounds in the most extraordinary city to see and be seen. Electrify your stay in one of our 91 sparkling rooms and suites – 49 with stunning Opéra views. Each brings together classic Haussmann style and cutting edge design, the W signature bed and features like iPod docking stations. ... more less
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