Boulevard Berthier 166, Paris, 75017
Arr17:Arc de Triomphe-Pte Maillot
Description of the De Banville Hotel
Deliciously Parisian, the hotel has the elegance of inherited style and the punch of ultra-modern fittings (the sober stone corridors and cherry-red, brass-knobbed doors are fantastically numbered and lit from below ground). The guests feel welcomed into a privatehouse where gilt-edged Old Paintings supervise the gracious salon with its buffed grand piano (the owner sings on Tuesday nights). The designs are wondrous and fairy-lit. The charm of this mansion is in the decoration of the rooms, they are all different.