On a recent trip to Paris, I discovered a cheap little hotel gem. The once rundown Hôtel Paradis has been transformed into a boutique hotel by French designer Dorothée Meilichzon. It has just been shortlisted for the best new urban hotel, awarded by the iconic Wallpaper magazine. Meilichzon has used wallpaper to great effect, adding interest and tricking the eye. Located near the Gare du Nord, the hotel is housed in one of Paris' typical Haussmannian buildings. The beautiful attic rooms overlook the city rooftops and the Eiffel Tower.