HOTEL DU MOULIN, FRANCE
What is it? The oeuvre of flamboyant creator Christian Lacroix, the Hotel du Petit Moulin is a couture hotel set in a renovated 17th-century bakery building in one of Paris’s most historic areas. What’s so fab? With that hip, historic Marais district as a backdrop and an atmospheric interior signed Christian Lacroix, this is one of the city’s most stylish addresses. What about rooms? Baroquestyle furnishings, vivid colours and luxurious detail are the hallmarks of the hotel’s 17 rooms, which are stamped with that inimitable Lacroix style. What else should I know? The hotel has an old-fashioned bistro, complete with a traditional zinc bar where it’s wonderful to take long, lazy breakfasts, and the art galleries and chic boutiques of the Marais District are right next door. How much? Rooms from Dh762 a night, www. hotelpetitmoulinparis.com.