Hôtel Molitor Paris - MGallery
Bikini bods weren’t born overnight. They began in Paris at the Piscine Molitor, the city’s most popular municipal swimming pool for sixty years. Famous for its Art Deco style of white balustrades, vibrant blue changing cubicles and a tango yellow facade, it was inaugurated in 1929 by the American Olympic gold medalist Johnny Weissmuller (who later played Tarzan). There were sunbathing celebrities, children learning to swim, singles falling in love and, in 1946, designer Louis Réard’s famous unveiling of a G-string bikini, the first of its kind. Before it was an MGallery hotel, the Molitor was an icon, from its days as a summer hotspot and through the 1990s as an artist’s squat. The story began again in 2014 when the space became much more than a swimming pool. It’s now a luxury hotel encompassing every aspect of its past — a place to refresh and recharge in the Clarins spa, a sports club, an art gallery, and, yes, a spectacular place to swim. With each breaststroke in the indoor or outdoor pool and with each cocktail you sip on the rooftop terrace, you’ll be unfurling the next chapter of the Hotel Molitor Paris history.