Le Cointreau Privé
One of our favorite Parisian hotels hosts Dita Von Teese for a month of burlesque affairs
Having visited the Hotel Particulier Montmartre when it opened in 2007, we recently returned for another stay in the artfully decorated private-residence-turned-hotel. While some of its charms remained the same—such as the view of the pétanque players in the neighboring courtyard, a curious collection of art books and fashion-forward magazines, and the feeling that you've stepped into an eccentric French fantasyland—the hotel's ambiance and decor is consistently evolving, thanks to the vision of co-owner and conceptual artist Morgane Rousseau. (See more images here.)
As the former curator of the renowned Château de Bionnay, a massive castle near Lyon that's now a residence for artists, transforming the hotel periodically comes naturally to Rousseau. Its latest incarnation, a tasteful burlesque theme, was designed to serve as the home to Dita Von Teese, who will perform there nightly for the month of October 2010.
The event, Le Cointreau Privé, is part of Von Teese's ongoing collaboration with Cointreau dating back to 2008. Accessed by a bracelet, the exclusive cocktail club includes signature drinks and private meals held in each of the hotel's five rooms (for guests who've been personally invited by Hotel Particulier).
Rooms span €290 to €590, to reserve visit Mr and Mrs Smith.