Jean-Philippe Nuel comes from a family of architects whose passions are design and contemporary creation. He has already worked on hotel projects, private houses, spas, concept stores and restaurants. For instance, the Paris hotel Le Cinq Codet is one of the best decorated public places to be and was designed exactly by Nuel. So, traveler, if you wonder where to stay in Paris during your next trip to the City of Light, here’s a place to consider.
Located in the 7th district of Paris, this sleek hotel, set in a 1930s building in the 7th arr., having the Eiffel Tower just a 15-minute walk away. High in technology and big on design, the 67-room Le Cinq Codet is the only five-star hotel in Paris’ Rodin Museum neighborhood.
Owned by a local French couple, the 1930s former France Telecom center has been transformed by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel, into an art collector’s home where the rooms have a chic artist’s atelier feel.
Le Cinq Codet offers an interior courtyard and patio, a spa and wellness center with hot tub and hammam, and free bikes. There’s also a refined restaurant/bar with patio seating. Other amenities include an exercise room, an open-air spa, a hot tub, a hammam and massage services.
Dressed in plush carpets, light oak paneling and contrasting bespoke 30s and 40s Nuel furniture the hotel also features pieces by artist Gerard Garouste and designers Tom Dixon and Patricia Urquiola.
The intimate restaurant serving contemporary French fare adjoins a leafy courtyard and the compact spa comes with an outdoor Jacuzzi on a Japanese-style deck.