Those traveling to Paris have a new hotel to check out: The 26-room Le Pavillon des Lettres, a classic Haussman townhouse in the 8th arrondissement. Erudite Touch: Each room is devoted to a letter of the alphabet and an international writer corresponding to that letter. Shakespeare, Baudelaire and Rousseau are among the authors whose quotes are scrawled on the walls en Français, bien sur! For English translations, boot up the room’s dedicated iPad, which is stocked with international bestsellers and daily newspapers, as well as jazz and classical music. A treat awaits bookworms that prefer the feel of paper between their fingers, with the hotel’s cozy library (complete with an Honesty Bar) that is stocked with the works of all 26 featured authors, and more.
Just in time for the holiday season, the hotel’s opening rates start at $400 through February 28, 2011, a rate that includes breakfast, complimentary Champagne from 6pm-8pm and a special gift of a caddy of the “2000 ans d’écriture” tea from the exclusive French tea house, Le Thé des Écrivains.