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The Platine in Paris: A Marilyn Monroe Themed Hotel - Little Observationist
In the 15th Arrondissement of Paris, about a 10 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, the Platine Hotel is tucked away around a corner on Rue Ingenieur Robert Keller. Jorge and I stayed there for a few nights last November. When we travel, we try to avoid boring chain hotels and seek out the quirkier places to stay. Airbnb has a lot of fun options, but sometimes there are boutique hotels that win over the local apartment stay. The outside of the building is quite ordinary. There’s a bubblegum pink circle above the door to entice you inside with “Platine” written in cursive through the centre. Inside, it’s cosy and charming and all about Marilyn. Her movies play in the lift. There are images of her everywhere, including huge collages in the hallways. There’s 46 rooms, decorated differently but each one is very Marilyn. The rooms are tiny, but you would expect as much from a hotel in the middle of Paris. Ours had a giant image of Marilyn behind the bed. The floor was covered in pastel pink roses. The chairs and stools were also pink. And there were cheeky Marilyn themed privacy cards for the door. My favourite part? The …