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This Under-the-Radar Hotel on the Left Bank Is the Paris Traveler's Best-Kept Secret
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by Xandi Eleazar 4-minute read November 22, 2023

A luxurious blend of antiques, modern art, and chic design in the heart of Paris — your exclusive Rive Gauche retreat.

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If the City of Lights had a secret urban oasis, it would take the form of J.K. Place Paris. Tucked away on the Left Bank, minutes from the Seine, this chic establishment is a showcase of Parisian elegance and Italian flair — a pairing as classic as a bottle of Bordeaux with a plat du jour. In a serene cul-de-sac, where the clamor of the city fades, the hotel invites an exhale, a pause, and a chance to revel in luxury with a certain je ne sais quoi.

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First Impressions

The entrance to J.K. Place Paris is unassuming, marked only by a discreet plaque and a door mat with ‘J.K.’ inscribed on it. But stepping inside, you’re immediately drawn into a world of nostalgic charm. Thanks to designer Michele Bönan’s avant-garde approach, every space, from the reception rooms to the sleek spa, feels more like a sumptuous and colorful residence than a grand hotel.

The cozy sitting areas, with their extensive bookshelves, invite quiet contemplation, while the palatial halls dazzle with luxe tapestry and art pieces. The collection of paintings and white-stone sculptures displayed throughout could give the Louvre a run for its money. Equally impressive are the jewel-toned furniture pieces, mid-century collectibles, and the glass-walled lounges that offer a picturesque view of the beautifully maintained courtyard.

It’s a place where every corner promises a delightful discovery, likely leaving you with a camera roll filled with numerous snapshots of your visit. The homelike appeal, coupled with its effusive Italian service, soon makes you feel like one of the in-crowd, wrapped in an atmosphere of exclusivity and warmth.

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Suites and Dreams

Each suite in J.K. Place Paris is a spacious retreat, where light and luxury converge to create an ambiance that speaks both of relaxation and refined living. The large windows frame the Parisian sky, inviting daylight to dance across the room and casting a serene glow as the city lights come alive at dusk. The architectural charm of these suites is further accentuated by their intriguing sloped ceilings. These design elements offer a unique perspective of the outdoors, turning the view into a dynamic tableau that changes with the weather and the time of day. It’s like having a personal, ever-changing art exhibit at your bedside.

Tucked in a quiet corner, the work desk stands ready, blending functionality with style — perfect for the modern traveler who seeks to balance leisure and productivity. Every detail in these suites is thoughtfully curated to ensure that all modern amenities are at your fingertips. Whether it’s high-speed internet for seamless connectivity, a state-of-the-art entertainment system for your leisure hours, or temperature control for your utmost comfort, the suite caters to every aspect of contemporary luxury living. 

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Food Matters

Prepare for your palate to be seduced at Casa Tua, the hotel’s in-house gem. As the sun sets, the spotlight turns to its cacio e pepe that somehow captures the essence of Italy on a plate. Moving to the sea, the grilled octopus could very well be the talk of the town – tender, smoky, with a charm that evokes memories of Mediterranean shores. 

When morning arrives, Casa Tua effortlessly shifts gears. Gone are the dim lights and gentle conversations, replaced by the bright Parisian sun streaming through the windows and the clatter of new beginnings. Breakfast here is chic yet unpretentious. Avocado toast arrives – a nod to modern tastes. For those leaning towards classic comforts, the omelets are fluffy and creamy, each forkful a reminder of why breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. And to wash it all down, a steaming cup of cappuccino and matcha latte stand at the ready.

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Spa Serenity

And then, there’s the Noble Panacea spa – a sanctuary dedicated to the art of unwinding. The spa is all about transcendence. The signature massage is a perfect harmony of pressure and release, a balm for weary souls. You emerge not just refreshed, but reborn. 

Complementing this haven of relaxation is the large indoor pool. It is a serene space, perfect for swimming quiet laps or simply lounging by the water’s edge, letting the calm wash over you. Adjacent to the pool, you’ll find the steam room, a warm nook that soothes and detoxifies. Here, amidst the gentle steam and the tranquil waters, the hustle of the outside world fades into a distant memory, leaving you in a state of bliss.

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The World Within

The world outside waits. Within a short stroll, you’ll find yourself among the delights of St Germain des Pres, Le Bon Marché, and The Tuileries gardens. But within the cocoon of J.K. Place Paris, you might find the allure of the world within is even stronger. Here, time slows, creativity pours more freely, and the joys of life are savored down to the very last morsel and drop.

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