New hotels in central Paris are a rarity, so when I heard about the recently-opened Parister, I knew I had to arrange a visit. In terms of location, the hotel is perfectly-situated: a stone’s throw from the theatre and ballet of the Folies Bergère and the Opéra Garnier, whilst being just around the corner from the up-and-coming rue de Paradis, bustling with cool new cafes, bars and restaurants (Pro tip: spoil yourself at Porte 12). Instagrammable from the moment you enter, the Parister is all green, turquoise and mustard velvets with pops of matte gold and jungle greenery aplenty, perfectly arranged so that you’ll want to allow time to sit and contemplate the Kamel Menour Gallery’s expert art curation, perhaps with a coffee or two.

Past the boutique hotel’s cosy entrance, you’ll find 45 rooms and suites, all positioned around an enchanting central courtyard – in traditional Paris style – bright with greenery and modern metallic walkways.

Rooms at the Parister combine the classic and the contemporary with just a touch of seventies-style retro. On the bedside table you’ll find a Marshall Rio radio next to a pre-configured “Dring Me” cellphone with free (national and international) calls, 4G internet and a complimentary concierge service. It’s got everything you need to explore the city – and if you fancy exploring Paris by bike, you’re invited to take one of the hotel’s own, at no extra charge.

Behind a velvet curtain lie the cocktail bar and restaurant which welcome hotel guests and Parisians alike. The cocktail menu has been designed by the team behind hot new Paris bar Le Distrait – expect surprising combinations including yuzu powder & Icelandic gin, goji berries & Jamaican rum, or timut pepper & South American pisco. Whisky lovers will have a hard time choosing between a cocktail and a straight-up serve, since Le Parister offers the widest French whisky selection in the world. Done with cocktails and onto dinner? The restaurant offers a range of modern French small plates and shares plus four main dishes. I can personally vouch for the simple but stunning avocado and crab tartare, and a delicious seabass ceviche.

Breakfast at the Parister is included as standard and includes a selected range of only the finest quality produce – we’re in Paris, after all!  The hotel’s wellness area has been designed to cater to your every whim, whether it’s getting your heart rate up or winding down after a day of touristy pursuits. The Parister’s 20-metre pool is bathed in natural light and is best enjoyed after a spell in the steam room. Fitness is provided by hip Parisian start up “Conquer your Day” who organise no less than six daily classes including yoga, boxing and running alongside self-massage techniques, mindfulness classes and even special sessions for children.

For the ultimate wind-down, it’s got to be a massage in the spa: from Ayurvedic and Deep Tissue to Shiatsu, all of the treatments can be enjoyed individually with whoever might be sharing your room… “The place to be for people who love life” is the Parister’s motto, and when the swim, sport, sustenance, spirits and sleep are this good, it’s not hard to see why.

For more information and to book, see the Parister’s website. Rooms at the Parister start  from €250