The Textured Charm of Maison Breguet in Paris

52 rooms, a spa with a pool, a delectable dining establishment and more all nestled in the 11th arrondissement

Perhaps no city does the boutique hotel as well as Paris. Though the French capital has a roster of world renowned hospitality icons, it’s smaller establishments—like Maison Bréguet—that really channel the city’s nuanced charm. Off a side street in the 11th arrondissement, Maison Bréguet is a jewel box of unexpected delight: a verdant back garden, a subterranean pool, a well-lit atrium wherein guests can order …

Architect Oscar Niemeyer’s Final Building Opens

Designed two years before Pritzker Prize-winning Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s death (at the age of 104) in 2010, a curving pavilion at French vineyard Château La Coste is now open to guests. Two architectural attributes (a cylindrical auditorium and a glass-walled gallery space) as well as an outdoor reflecting pool contribute to the structure’s organic form—which aligns with the curving landscape and surrounding vines. Château …

Jazz-Age Resplendence at Hôtel Rochechouart, Paris

This thoughtfully restored gem is just one in a collection of charming boutique accommodations

In the last decade, the Paris boutique hotel boom has gifted travelers an unprecedented crop of charming boltholes and boudoirs to book. But perhaps more significant is the local movement to create singular property-specific identities rather than reproducing from a standardized “slow hospitality” template. At the leading edge of the trend is Paris-based hotel brand Orso, with its flagship property, Hôtel Rochechouart, resting at the …