Where do fashion's A-listers play and stay? 6 Hip hotels to check out

The benchmark of a truly cool hotel isn’t just its concept, design or service, but the crowd. We highlight six that the international fashion and art set has been flocking to stay and play in.


Molitor, Paris

What The iconic Parisian pool – the site where the first bikini was unveiled and topless sunbathing got its start – reopened in May as part of a luxury hotel and spa that shares its name. Cult cool background aside, it’s architect Jean-Philippe Nuel’s sleek overhaul that’s really made it a fashion landmark again. From restoring the pool’s original mosaic tiling and stained glass windows to commissioning graffiti for the walls, it’s imbued with just the right dose of Gatsby-esque mystique and modern street cred. There’s also the restaurant helmed by three-Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alleno, and a rooftop terrace with postcard-perfect views of Paris.

Where Near enough to the action, but far enough from the fray, it sits on the border of the lush Bois de Boulogne gardens and within ball-whacking distance of the Roland Garros stadium (home of the French Open) – all within the posh 16th arrondissement.

Who goes The creative vanguard, from acclaimed American graffiti artist Futura who’s behind the wall decor, to Colette founder Sarah Andelman, who also threw a vintage pool party there.