In Paris, a Luxury Hotel With Design Steeped in Sex
Behind an unmarked façade in the 9th arrondissement, a vampy style permeates the 20 individually decorated rooms (blood-red fleur-de-lis wallpaper, custom Chinese silk headboards) that are named for infamous courtesans, and the salon, where velvet banquettes and a cast-iron fireplace are the setting for black truffle cocoa and late-night aperitifs. Even the spa feels like a lurid fantasy: the illuminated plunge pool glows against a pomegranate ceiling emblazoned with a gold-flecked solar system, just steps from a hammam.
The entrance to the lounge and outdoor patio.
The lobby’s Moorish archways and stained-glass windows.
A Junior Suite, adorned in original art.
The pool and hammam at the spa.
A Deluxe Room.
Liane de Pougy, a two-bedroom apartment.
One of two rooms in the La Païva apartment.
Liane de Pougy’s salon.
A Junior Suite’s walk-in closet.
The vanity in a Deluxe Room.