PARIS HOTEL HIPS UP

Paris’ Hotel Montalembert, in the vanguard of chic boutique hotels when it opened in 1990, recently sharpened its edge with an update that gives the Left Banker fresh new appeal. Out are the signature striped linens, in are throws, modernist white leather lobby furniture, and cozy banquettes in the sidewalk cafe — all a short stroll from the Louvre. From $278. 011-33-1-45-49-6868, www.montalembert.com