Jolly Lotti
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Heather Stimmler-Hall in 1st arrondissment, Hotels €150-€250

Hotel Jolly Lotti
7 Rue Castiglione, 1st
Tel 0 1 42 60 60 62
Métro Tuilleries

http://www.hotel-lotti-paris.com

I first visited the Hotel Jolly Lotti in 2001,and liked it immediately. It’s the only Paris location of an Italian hotel chain, and seems to have remained under the radar of North American travelers. Yet it’s right in plain sight between the Westin (formerly the InterContinental) and the Paris Ritz on the Place Vendôme. The décor is classic Italian in the public areas. Potted palms, oil paintings and mosaic floor tiling decorate the Dolce Vita bar beneath a stained glass skylight. The rooms are more contemporary classic, elegant without being fussy. I just went back to see the renovations, which include parquet flooring, new fabrics, broadband and WiFi. The baths are all Italian marble, of course, most have natural light. The Superior Rooms are the size of my apartment (“spacious” for a hotel room, “bijou” for an apartment) and cost €195-€300.


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