Monochrome chic is how you’d describe the design philosophy of the Hotel Keppler. As self-labelled fashionistas with a limited colour palette of black and white ourselves, we blended right in. The little pops of colour in each room kept surprising us though, a reminder to expect the unexpected from this property. This contemporary hotel is set in a former mansion that occupied 10 Rue Kepler, but all that remains of its past is the Haussmann-style building and the name. The renovation of this magnificent building was entrusted to Pierre-Yves Rochon who went on to transform the former residence into a luxury boutique hotel. It’s elegant yet cosy and space is utilised to the hotels advantage, featuring a series of lounges and salons where we spent the evenings relaxing and sipping champagne. The hotel has just 34 rooms and five suites, reminiscent of private apartments – intimate and homely. Our suite had a superb terrace overlooking Paris and of course, the Eiffel Tower – the perfect Parisian vista. To top it all off, the Keppler is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ ‘Preferred Pride’ programme, the fabulous collection of luxurious gay-welcoming properties across the world.