the latest word in luxury travel    RSS


globorati - travel.beautiful.

December 20, 2011

A “Straight-Friendly” Hotel For Gay Paris

A new boutique property in the City of Light says Bonjour to gays and straights alike.

The new Hotel Jules et Jim in Paris has a clear mission: it welcomes all sexual orientations but is particularly open to gay guests. That’s according to today’s announcement by the French tourism office in New York, which heralded this week’s opening of the 23-room boutique hotel located in the Marais.

Taking its name from the 1962 French film classic by Francois Truffaut, Jules et Jim operates in three buildings surrounding two cobblestone courtyards meant to be serene oases in the city. The decor is modern and hip — think seamless acrylic Hi-Mac surfaces blending with natural materials like stone and timber — and the vibe is laid-back. (You’ll know the staff by their Lacoste polo shirts and Supra footwear.) There’s also a focus on art with a photo gallery in the reception area and music performances scheduled to take place throughout the year.

Rooms start at 180 euros, and include free WiFi, iPod docks and access to a hotel library stocked with books in French and English.

read more: 02. Sleep | boutique


Crown Jewels

Paris gets a new batch of palace hotels — even if you're not allowed to call them that.

read more »

A Bonaparte’s Palace Reborn

Shangri-La debuts in Paris with a boutique hotel fit for a prince.

read more »

Left Bank Luxe

Get in on a centenary celebration in boho Paris.

read more »

An American Renaissance in Paris

A new crop of designer hotels wants you to forget everything you ever knew about Marriott.

read more »

True Blu Times Two

A whole new way to see the City of Lights.

read more »

Mama Mia!

The world’s most iconic designer brings his style back to Paris.

read more »

Scent-sational Feast

Smell what’s cooking at this summer’s quirkiest dining experience.

read more »

Jewel of the Seine

Go château-hopping on the world's first "boutique-luxury" cruise.

read more »

Pardon His French

Gordon Ramsay crowns himself the new king of Versailles.

read more »

Paris a la Pod

You've never seen the Eiffel Tower quite like this.

read more »

American Tea Maven in Paris

Get the scoop on where Oprah gets her house blend.

read more »

 | Next