About this hotel
• One of Paris’ hottest contemporary design hotels with spacious rooms complete with every audio visual gadget you need
• In the upmarket 16th arrondissement within a few minutes walk of the Eiffel Tower and just five minutes by metro to the Arc De Triomphe
• Exceptional levels of personal service
The hotel's name is a play on its location. The 16th arrondissement - or 'seizieme', or 'sezz' as it's often referred to by the fast-talking Parisians - is the Parisian equivalent of New York's Upper East Side. It's the cleanest, quietest, best manicured part of the city and thus it ranks as the most desirable address for well-to-do Parisian families. 'Everyone', the owner of The Sezz will tell you, 'wants to be in the 16th, even if they won't admit it, not only because it's elegant and chic and refined but because it's 99.9% French.' And he's right. The 16th is a part of Paris that caters not to tourists but to Parisians.
This hotel is hot in the design stakes and by choosing this location offers visitors to Paris the alternative option of both space and art.
The lighting fixtures in the lobby were specially created by the glass workshops of Murano, and the open-plan interiors are both spacious and chic, in a manner that is different enough to be noticed.
The guest rooms and their glass screened bathrooms are big by Parisian standards, some big enough that the beds for once do not rest against a wall, they have enough space to sit in the middle. The designed is by Christophe Pillet, a former protégé of Philippe Starck, with a sophisticated palette of sobre greys with the odd dash of lime green and red, and the industrial cutting edge of raw stone and concrete. Brutal but brilliant.
Around the back of the Sezz hotel is the Grande Dame Bar, named for Veuve Cliquot's most prized Champagne cuvee. In partnership with Veuve Cliquot the hotel has launched a genuinely new concept with champagne house Veuve Clicquot. The idea is simple: a bar that serves vintage Veuve by the glass.
Almost reminiscent of a luxurious bachelor pad, the rooms are beautiful in a polished stone, polished wood, leather and cashmere sort of way. They all have free Wi-fi, DVD and CD players (with a library available), flat screen TV and iPod docks.
The stone bathrooms enjoy glass screened divides adding space to both rooms. The tubs are so big in some rooms they are almost a lounge pool.
26 rooms in total are spread over 7 floors. 13 Deluxe rooms are approximately 20 sq m with a double or twin bed. 6 Junior suites are larger with round soaking tubs. 5 Suites are approximately 36sq m with a King bed plus sofa bed in the living area.
For a full splurge take either The Loft or Suite Eiffel, both with views of The Eiffel Tower and with 2 person square soaking tubs.
Travel Guru tips
Vintage Veuve... by the glass, because you can! Don’t miss the chance to sample one of France's true luxuries at a fraction of what it would cost to buy a bottle. Try doing that at the Ritz....
The top of the Eiffel tower or at the very least make it as far as the Jules Verne restaurant on the 2nd floor and enjoy the views with a glass in hand. There is a lift but its exhilarating to take the stairs and you can always recharge in the Hamman back at The Sezz.
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