Opening in Spring 2023, La Fantaisie is a brand-new, privately owned boutique hotel designed from top to toe by Martin Brudnizki as a lush enclave in Paris’s 9th arrondissement. The hotel will tap into the daily life of the hip Faubourg Montmartre neighbourhood, while offering guests a contemporary, tranquil, green refuge at its heart. Opening out onto Rue Cadet, La Fantaisie will be not just a destination for travellers, but a meeting place for locals and connoisseurs of the area. La Fantaisie will engage with the local rhythm and village feel of this young and bohemian district in the heart of Paris’s historic centre. There will be 73 rooms and suites, some with balconies and terraces opening out onto views of the city sites or the courtyard garden. The energy and charm of the neighbourhood will culminate in La Fantaisie’s restaurant and café, opening onto the market street outside. At the hotel’s culinary helm will be the remarkable Dominique Crenn – a creative visionnaire hailing from France, and for whom this will be her homecoming, having spent her career in the USA since the 1980s. Crenn is renowned for having transformed Californian gastronomy to the point of becoming the first – and only – female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars in the USA. Her vision leaves no room for compromise, centred wholly around local and sustainable products, and her cuisine at La Fantaisie will adopt a zero plastic and zero waste philosophy.