Maison Elle: Paris Hotel opened by Fashion Magazine


Maison Elle, the sophisticated Parisian fashion magazine, has decided to heat up the hospitality business and opened a very unique hotel. The first of its kind from a major magazine, Maison Elle opened just before Christmas last year and is operated by the renowned French hospitality group Valotel. This chic hotel is located in an enviable spot as it is a mere five-minute stroll away from the world-famous Arc de Triomphe, right in the midst of one of the most glamourous shopping districts.

The Hotel’s interior décor was designed by the renowned Paris-based architectural designers Laurent & Laurence and offers a sophisticated yet inviting atmosphere. The communal spaces on the ground floor have been designed to feel like a home, no surprise there since the aim of the hotel is “comme à la maison” or home away from home. Throughout the common areas and rooms, there are subtle fashion-inspired accents as each of the 25 bedrooms have been decorated to reflect elements from the French wardrobe.

Pascal Donat, CEO of Valotel, wanted the hotel to cater to more than just the typical “branchée” or fashionista customers, but rather to those looking for some “me time” such as working mothers or fortysomething women. This vision has been achieved with an easy, welcoming atmosphere cultivated by the friendly staff.

In addition to the bedrooms and common areas, Maison Elle boasts an excellent spa downstairs. Offering treatments from the renowned German skincare brand Dr Hauschka, the spa invites customers to relax and rejuvenate.

For those looking for a bit more to do, Maison Elle is conveniently located near a variety of attractions. Stroll around Parc Monceau and its beautiful follies or take just a short 15-minute Metro ride to visit the iconic Sacré-Coeur or explore Montmartre’s street art. Shopping also abounds in the area and guests can find mainstream brands just a stone’s throw away.

When it comes to dining, the Hotel offers an excellent breakfast and afternoon tea, promising fresh croissants and pastries and loose-leaf teas from renowned local suppliers. No dinner is served however, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby. For instance, the Créatrice d’expérience would recommend the delicious Chez Gabrielle just a short stroll away.

Checking in at Maison Elle comes at an average rate of €250 for a bedroom and €420 for a suite. Room prices may vary depending on the season but you can be sure to find one that suits your needs when planning your luxury Parisian vacation. So, if you’re looking for that perfect combination of fashion and relaxation, Maison Elle is an excellent choice.

The Lagardere Group is the parent company of the Elle magazine franchise, which produces the beloved glossy magazine along with its spin-off, Elle Decor, in 78 editions worldwide. The Group has shown that its ambition will not be limited to fashion and publishing as they have extended their licensing capabilities to cafes, hair salons, eyewear, paint and now hospitality.

Pascal Donat, CEO of Valotel, plays a huge part in making sure that Maison Elle offers customers a great experience. He is a firm believer in the idea of having a unique concept that customers can relate to and getting rid of any exclusiveness or hype that may turn them away. This commitment to relaxation and comfort is one of the main reasons that Maison Elle has been such a success.