Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées

  • hmarignan-5Located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, in the 8th district, between Avenue MontaigneChamps-Elysées and Avenue George V, the Hotel Marignan is a true masterpiece of the contemporary style.

The history of Marignan dates back to the XVIII century when it was a private residence, it was also used as embassy once, until in 1920, when it became a Palace Hotel.

hmarignan-15The phrase that best defines this hotel is present in the great staircase, since the XIX century, “May this house be filled with true friends!” and it was preserved, not only the staircase, but also the motto, by the owner Natalie Richard, who commands the motto of this emblematic hotel since 2004.

With the help of the architect Pierre YovanovitchNatalie revitalized the hotel, respecting its history and the French architecture, but also giving it a touch of contemporary luxury.

hmarignan-14First Impression
I get extremely excited when I know I’ll stay in a Design Hotel, but having recently been in a travel marked (in one of the hotels) by the design of the charismatic Philippe Stark (see), my expectations were quite high. Looking at photos, Marignan seemed amazing, so my curiosity was only getting bigger as we approached the hotel.

hmarignan-16When we finally arrived we were welcomed by two nice employees, opening the huge dark and mirrored door that wouldn’t let us see what followed, transforming the experiece into a quite discrete and intimate moment.

And when the door opened we were graced with a breathtaking lobby! A contemporary style (a similiar style to Philippe Stark’s works) mixing made by measure furniture with art works and design objects, carefully combined to create a graphic style, much beyond the usual contemporary.

hmarignan-12The staff who took care of our check-in welcomed us like we were old friends, the experience started in the most relaxed way possible, but with a typical Parisian luxury touch. From here we went to our bedroom, having the chance to walk the historical staircase, perfectly preserved, surprising us with its inscriptions.

They are 45, of five different categories, Première, Deluxe, Eiffel Tower Deluxe, Prestige Deluxe, and Eiffel Tower Prestige. And five Suites, of three types, Prestige, Eiffeil Terrace and Marignan Eiffel, these last two with a typically Parisian balcony, and amazing views to the Eiffel Tower.

hmarignan-3We stayed in a Deluxe bedroom, that you could easily call an apartment! A duplex, where you could perfectly fit 4 people, there are also some Deluxe’s appropriate for sports lovers, with gym equipment in the bedroom.

The bedroom follows the decor of the hotel, contemporary with specially designed pieces, with a charm and elegance without pair, and a very fancy signature.

The bathroom is also filled with all the luxuries, great towels, bathrobes and great Guerlain products.

At our disposal there’s also coffee and tea.

The hotel has two spaces, the restaurant Nubé, and Le Bar.
The restaurant is headed by the young Colombian chef Juan Arbelaez, who brings us flavors from all around the world, mixed in a relaxed and informal environment, keeping the haute cuisine quite present. The name of the restaurant means cloud in Spanish and intends to personify the atmosphere of a “meal in the clouds”!

The decoration of the restaurant takes us to an authentic secret garden, once again by the hands of Pierre Yovanovitch, all of it under the suspention protection in the shape of a cloud, signed by Céline Wright. Here is the right place to get away from the bustle of the everyday life in the city. The team has also a very important role in this experience, relaxed and joyful!

The restaurant serves all the meals of the day.

As to Le Bar or “Simone Veille” Bar, it is a true highlight of the hotel, and Paris, an extremely cosmopolitan environment, elegant and intimate, with signature cocktails or mocktails, ideal to a fun evening.

Besides all the typical services of a luxury hotel, such as Concierge, Wi-Fi, Laundry, Room service 24/7, Babysitter service and Private driver, Marignan has some unique experiences.

The most different probably being the elegant cinema room, with capacity for 40 people, used for several effects, either its main purpose, watching a good movie, or for conferences and congresses.

Another different option for events is the Le Bar or the restaurant Nubé, or even better, one of the suites with a balcony with views to the Eiffel Tower!

As I mentioned along the article, what I liked most about Marignan’s service was the ability of the staff to be relaxed without leaving elegance aside.

This is usually the rule in design hotels, in which service meets decoration, relaxed but extremely personalized and unpretentious.

Bottom line, at Marignan we feel like at our old friends vacation house, there’s sympathy, sincerity, and fun at each moment.


The Marignan Hotel combines two of the things that fascinate me the most, history and art!

The work of Nathalie Richard and her team is amazing, giving the place its soul back, keeping its history. The combination of a cosmopolitan environment with a contemporary style, in a building with centuries of life is brilliant.

All this allied to an attentive, dynamic and friendly staff, it’s guaranteed success!

Hotel Marignan 
Bedrooms from 250€
Rua de Marignan, 12 – Paris
+33 1 40 76 34 56

Versão Portuguesa

Text: Cíntia Oliveira | Photos: Flavors & Senses

We were at Hotel Marignan by invitation, whereas this not alter our work, being the opinion and the text of the exclusive responsibility of the author.

In case you need private transport we recommend the use of Blacklane, which transported us during our days in Paris. 

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