While some city hotels try to be hip, CitizenM is hip and stylish. It's stuffed with Vitra designer furniture (Hip Shelters favourites) and other arty objects. Following the zeitgeist, the bedrooms are small (but with wall-to-wall beds), the communal areas breathe space. Whether in the breakfast / bar area, or in the adjacent lounges, you'll feel at home. Everything in your room is controlled with an iPad, lightning and music schemes included. On the 16th floor is cloudM, a rooftop bar with a mesmerising view over Paris. Of course beautifully designed. Breakfast is also savory and did we mention the central location. CitizenM is a winner.

www: CitizenM Paris Gare de Lyon

Location: Paris, France

What: Design Hotel

Visited: Dec 2017

What cost: 141 EUR/night B&B

Where booked: At Hotel

Special: Design

What to do: Walk along the Seine, explore

Breakfast: Buffet

CitizenM Paris Gare de Lyon

10 Dec 2017