Opening this fall, the Elle Hospitality Paris hotel is a new venture for the famed magazine.

With a boutique, fashionista appeal, it’s set to be one of the hottest new places to stay in Paris.

We take a look at what guests can expect, and the other luxury hotel openings in our capital.



A French-owned brand


With more readers choosing to read content online, and print ad revenues in decline, some publishers are now turning to other sources of income.


Women’s lifestyle bible Elle is a French-owned brand, part of the Lagardère Group. With 46 editions published in over 60 countries, it’s the world's largest fashion magazine.


Now, the Elle Hospitality Paris hotel is getting ready to open its doors in September.


It’s a savvy move from the company and follows their Elle-branded cafés in Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Bangkok. They’ve also lent the name to beauty salons and spas.


But getting into the hotel business is a first.


The venture is actually part of two new hotel concepts – Maison Elle and Elle Hotels. The Paris project is part of Maison Elle. While a later opening is in Mexico and the first project for Elle Hotels, scheduled sometime in 2023.



What to expect at the Elle Hospitality Paris hotel


So where is this new Paris hotel?


Close to the Arc de Triomphe in the 17th arrondissement (district), it’s designed for the fashion-forward traveler who is eager to “experience Paris authentically.”


There are 25 guestrooms and suites planned, along with a luxury spa.


It promises a boutique urban hideaway, styled with contemporary décor and delivering a highly personalized level of service to all guests.


Further details about the hotel are due nearer the launch.



Elle – championing women


With a name like Elle, it’s no surprise the hotel is championing women in the industry.


According to reports, Elle Hospitality is sourcing local female designers and artisans to work on the Paris hotel and its accommodations, along with the building’s communal spaces.


It’s another girl power move from the brand, which previously used only female chefs in the Elle Cafés.


Constance Benqué, chair of Elle International and CEO of Lagardère News, says “We’re thrilled to launch Elle into the world of hospitality. Our brand’s success to date has been thanks to our innovation, and our special relationship with women.


“We are proud to continue to challenge the status quo. Our two new concepts present exciting gateways that allow guests to see destinations through a new lens and through Elle’s unique vision.”



More hotel openings in Paris


The new venture from Elle is the latest in a spate of Paris luxury hotel openings this year.


The 5-star Madame Rêve recently opened in the renovated Louvre Post Office. While the Cheval Blanc, part of the revived Samaritaine development, is already a popular fixture in the city.


Also, the Hotel Costes opened a sister hotel, the Castiglione in the heart of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré in the 8th.


Another luxury brand is also getting in on the action – Bulgari. Also in the 8th, their new hotel opened late last year.


It’s a positive trend, as Paris’s tourism industry continues to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.



A second home or investment in Paris


If a hotel stay isn’t long enough, or if you prefer to have your own Parisian home or property investment, we’re here to help.


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Photo: Lagardère/ELLE