What: Molitor Pool, Hotel & Restaurant
Where: 3 rue Nungesser et Coli, 75016 Paris
Why Go: –As a starter just to see the re-opened, face-lifted, historic Molitor pool.
–For drinks at its people watching rooftop terrace
–For a pure lifestyle stay in a contemporary “resortish” hotel in the heart of Paris
Who goes: A mix of a 30 something IT crowd & some of Paris’ high society
We all know Molitor Pool, the Parisian art-deco pool that shut down during the late 80s and re-opened last year with crowds flocking to see the rebirth of a myth.
Located at Paris’s posh 16th arrondissement, Molitor Hotel is currently a must-visit being a unique sort of urban resort, offering a contemporary stay, an iconic outdoor pool – open all year round – a Clarins Spa, a roof top terrace ideal for socializing and a gourmet restaurant.
So before I even set my foot in Paris, my Parisian friends inform me that Molitor has become the ultimate private members’ club where they hang out throughout the day, ideal for drinks at night.
Indeed Molitor Paris, offers an out of the ordinary hospitality experience to both the traveler and the local.
An avant-garde address, beautiful crowd, an impressive lobby filled with contemporary art, minimal rooms in monochrome tones yet a huge, dominant art-deco pool where everyone wants to be around it.
But what about the food?
The restaurant I must admit was a slight disappointment and the service pretty slow.
I have visited the restaurant twice within a week and each time i really enjoyed my glass of wine and the ambience by the pool but on the inside, the dinning could have been a better overall experience.
The dining room felt cold, the waitresses were awfully polite but completely disorientated, the dishes were neatly presented, made of good quality raw materials but taste-wise upon average but still lacking character .