Hôtel du Ministère Apartment in Paris

Hotel Du Ministere Apartment in Paris

I have been meaning to start writing more about design hotels on the blog for so long now, mostly just as a way to document places I’d like to stay so I don’t forget about them. Of course, given the option when travelling I’d rather stay in a design hotel that speaks to the aesthete in me. A hotel experience should be something special in my eyes and for me that means staying somewhere I consider to be aspirational. Admittedly I don’t really get the opportunity to travel that much since the kids came along but as they become more independent I’m hoping that the husband and I will be able to jet off a few mini city breaks (and boy do I need a break!). So today, I want to introduce you to the beautiful new Hôtel du Ministère Apartment in Paris.

Hotel Du Ministere Apartment in Paris

Situated in the heart of the 8th arrondissement, the Hôtel du Ministère is in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré quarter and close to the Champs-Elysées. It has 42 rooms and suites, including two that are especially equipped for disabled visitors. But the pièce de résistance has to be the “Open Sky” deluxe executive penthouse apartment that you can see here. Designed by François Champsaur, the expansive 100m square loft space is absolutely stunning. Flanked on one side by a wall of floor to ceiling black steel framed windows, the apartment offers views of the city skyline and rooftops.

Hotel Du Ministere Apartment in Paris

The living area features beautiful raw oak floor boards and walnut furniture including a number of design icons. There is also a cosy fireplace and a big comfy sofa perfect for relaxing once you’ve returned from exploring the nearby luxury retail hotspots. But nothing beats those windows and the big industrial ceiling beams. There is also a state of the art black kitchen and a dining area that can seat six people. The two en-suite bedrooms are less subdued than the rest of the apartment and this is where you can see the Mondrian influence creeping in from the rest of the hotel, with brighter pops of colour and more graphic design elements. And there is even a laundry room.

Hotel Du Ministere Apartment in Paris

Hotel Du Ministere Apartment in Paris

Hotel Du Ministere Apartment in Paris

Hotel Du Ministere Apartment in Paris

Hotel Du Ministere Apartment in Paris

Hotel Du Ministere Apartment in Paris

This is definitely somewhere I would love to stay when I next visit Paris…if only I could afford it! What about you? Tempted?

Don’t forget to pin this post! It could come in handy next time you’re looking for somewhere super stylish to stay in Paris.

Hotel du Ministere - a delux executive penthouse apartment in Paris



  1. November 11, 2016 / 11:44 am

    This place is a complete and utter dream – and that shot of the desk at the window. Oh my…

  2. November 9, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Wow! Love this and look at those windows! I’d quite fancy my apartment to look like this ;) x

    • November 14, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      Me too! The windows are just stunning!

  3. November 8, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    WOw – this is gorgeous! I am exactly same as you and always prefer to stay somewhere beautifully designed. Also, great idea to blog the places that you would like to visit as I always draw a blank when trying to decide to stay so great to have a record x

    • November 14, 2016 / 3:07 pm

      It fills me with hope that one day I’ll be able to visit these nice places, that’s if I can leave the kids of course!

  4. November 8, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Oh gosh, such a beautiful place. Similar to you, I rarely stay in a hotel since having the children, but when I do, I want it to be somewhere incredible. I’d rather do two nights somewhere amazing than a week somewhere average.

    • November 14, 2016 / 3:08 pm

      Totally Rachel, I feel like luxury means more to me since having kids as I rarely get to experience it nowadays!

  5. November 8, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    I love staying in hotels and this one is beyond fabulous! Thanks for sharing x

    • November 14, 2016 / 3:09 pm

      Pleasure Antonia, keep an eye out for more in the future!

  6. November 8, 2016 / 11:36 am

    Thanks for the introduction Stacey. What a wonderful place to stay. I hope you get one of those mini-breaks soon. Fingers crossed x

  7. November 8, 2016 / 9:10 am

    What an amazing place to stay in. I love all the black glazed windows and walls. Wish I could introduce that into my own home. I sooo need a trip to Paris soon.

    • November 14, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Me too Maxine, I love Paris and haven’t been for a good few years!

  8. November 7, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Woah! Look how sleek it is – and no lego in sight! haha I definitely feel the same about hotels, it should definitely be an experience, especially if you don’t travel much. Hope you manage to get away soon and we see more beautiful images like these :)

    • November 14, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      At the moment I’m going to post about all the beautiful places I can’t quite get to. One day though, one day!

  9. November 7, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    WOW. Just WOW! This is everything. Those windows. Man alive, i’d just stay there all week. No need to leave the apt. Excellent choice Stacey!

    • November 7, 2016 / 2:42 pm

      I know Karen, isn’t it just so dreamy?

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