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Hotel Gabriel, Paris

heal thyselves amid an angelic glow...

Hotel Gabriel, Paris
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Little is artificially lit directly; instead LED backlights tucked discreetly away give the place a harmonious glow. Even the ballerina motifs that recur throughout the guest rooms tip-toe around with elegant pointe work...

If our hedonistic readership is feeling a trifle guilty after overdoing the merry-making during the festive period (and we certainly hope you did), the Hotel Gabriel, Paris, might be the answer to your prayers. A place where all sins will be forgiven. A place to absolve yourselves.

This relaxing hotel, a pleasantly timid sheep of the Design Hotels flock in the Marais district, has been designed around a healing philosophy for both body and mind. Conceived and delivered by Axel Schoenert Architectes Associés, it seems as though all the stress has been sucked out by a giant cosmic vacuum cleaner, leaving a calm and tranquil environment which it is hoped will provide guests a detoxifying experience.

White and pale pastels are the order of the day here. Gabriel takes the edge off, in a literal sense – walls curve, doors slide softly. Little is artificially lit directly; instead LED backlights tucked discreetly away give the place a harmonious glow. Even the ballerina motifs that recur throughout the guest rooms tip-toe around with elegant pointe work. But if all your good intentions go out of the window, don’t worry. There’s a big bar downstairs and a mini one in each room.

Hotel Gabriel, Paris
Hotel Gabriel, Paris
Hotel Gabriel, Paris
Hotel Gabriel, Paris
Hotel Gabriel, Paris
Hotel Gabriel, Paris
Hotel Gabriel, Paris
Hotel Gabriel, Paris
Hotel Gabriel, Paris
Hotel Gabriel, Paris

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