Perhaps the most magical of all cities, Paris is renowned for its iconic landmarks, unparalleled art, exquisite cuisine and legendary fashion. From the designer stores of the emblematic Champs-Elysées and exclusive boutiques on rue Saint-Honoré, to the famous macarons at Laudurée and historic art collections at the Louvre, the City of Light is brimming with culture, romance and luxury. No matter what is your Paris fantasy, there’s a hotel in the French capital that can bring it to life.
Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière
Right in the heart of Paris, facing the stunning Louis Vuitton flagship store, Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière stands on one of most beautiful avenues in the world: the Champs-Elysées. The hotel’s entrance, on avenue George V, both elegant and modern, extends the famous Fouquet’s and its emblematic red into the crossroads of luxury, business and fashion. Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière offers a luxurious experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Spacious rooms, state of the art technology, sumptuous Spa, Michelin starred restaurant, magnificent garden, welcoming and attentive staff,…
Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière opened in 2006, and it is the only Five star establishment still owned by a French family.
The legendary Fouquet’s embodies a taste for celebration such as was first invented at the birth of the motion picture industry by Maurice Chevalier, Raimu, Georges Simenon and later by Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau who rubbed shoulders here with stars of the stage such as Joséphine Baker and later, Liza Minelli. Today, new artists such as Quentin Tarantino, Jodie Foster, Sean Penn, Guillaume Canet, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin are adding their names to the ever growing list. With the Cesar Awards Gala Dinner (Oscar Awards equivalent) held each year, the Fouquet’s has plenty of cinematographic references, including boards on the walls indicating the preferred tables of great historical French actors.
Read full Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière, Paris review.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
Chic and refined, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, was favourite of Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly with its trademark red blinds and red geraniums. This famous luxury hotel is set on the Avenue Montaigne, home to top fashion houses and haute couture shops. Hôtel Plaza Athénée, part of the Dorchester Collection, represents a delicate balance of refinement and luxury. Since opening in 1911, the Plaza Athenee has attracted the most brilliant French and international celebrities.
With a fine décor “à la parisienne”, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée features 194 guest rooms including 46 suites, decorated in Regency, Louis XVI and Art Deco styles (7th and 8th floors) with side views of the Eiffel Tower or the peaceful garden courtyard.
Inside a Deluxe Junior suite
Inside a Superior suite
Hôtel Plaza Athénée Royal Suite
Hôtel Plaza Athénée has managed to preserve its authentic and classical French style while adding a bold touch of Art Déco on the top two floors. An innovative atmosphere enhanced by the new Bar and the presence of the world-renowned Chef Alain Ducasse, who oversees all restaurants of the Hotel Plaza Athenee, the Parisian’s favorite rendez-vous, including the award-winning “Restaurant Plaza Athénée”, the Art Déco restaurant “Le Relais Plaza”, the exquisite summer terrace restaurant in the garden courtyard, the new outstanting fashionable bar and the famous tea lounge with harpist “La Galerie des Gobelins”.
Restaurant Plaza Athénée
Hotel Le Bristol
Fashionably located on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Hotel Le Bristol has played host to many legendary figures, including Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. Le Bristol Paris has been welcoming privileged guests since 1925 and features 188 rooms and suites, all decorated in elegant 18th century style.
Le Bristol offers its guests 92 large suites amongst including 9 Signature suites:
Two Royal Suites, private Parisian apartments located the 4th and 5th floor
Hotel Le Bristol Paris Royal Suite
Hotel Le Bristol Paris Royal Suite
The Panoramic Suite used as a set in Woody Allen‘s famous film Midnight in Paris
Hotel Le Bristol Paris The Panoramic Suite
The Penthouse Suite, a duplex Empire-style suite
Two Terrace Suites
The Honeymoon Suite, overlooking the Eiffel Tower and Parisian rooftops
The Imperial Suite, the largest suite at Le Bristol
This luxury palace hotel boasts a 3-Michelin star restaurant – one of the most sought-after in Paris – and a rooftop pool with sweeping city views.
Experience true French elegance and beauty at the Hotel Le Bristol Paris where every inch is a picture of history.
Peninsula Paris Hotel
The Peninsula Hotels makes its grand entrance into Europe with The Peninsula Paris, setting new standards in design, luxury and comfort. Perfectly situated at 19 Avenue Kleber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula sits in the heart of Paris. The Peninsula Paris is located in a late 19th century classic French building with Haussman and Neo-classic details which first opened as the Hotel Majestic in 1908. Steeped in history, the property has been meticulously restored and discreetly modernised with the ultimate in 21st century convenience. The Peninsula houses 200 luxurious rooms, including 45 suites, which are among the most spectacular in the city. Five suites have private rooftop terraces with fantastic views over the city.
The Peninsula Paris hotel lobby
The Lobby is at the heart of every Peninsula hotel and at The Peninsula Paris, The Grand Entrance marks the first Lobby within the property. With its meticulously restored soaring curved ceilings, bespoke chandeliers and elegant contemporary furnishings, a unique Parisian experience awaits, blending the best of French craftsmanship of yesteryear and today.
The Peninsula Paris hotel cigar lounge
Living Room – The Peninsula Suite
Peninsula Paris, L’Oiseau Blanc Restaurant (roof-top)
Shangri-La Hotel Paris
From its privileged position by the Trocadéro gardens, the Shangri-La boasts unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris’ elegant 16th arrondissement. Built in 1896 as the home of Napoleon’s nephew, this 19th Century residence has been beautifully restored, with interiors by Pierre-Yves Rochon.
The Eiffel Duplex Terrace Suite in the Shangri-La hotel, Paris
Suit Impériale in the Shangri-La hotel, Paris
A recent extension of more rooms and a full size swimming pool added yet even more appeal to this hotel, which can now claim its status as Palace. Three on-premise restaurants offer dining choices from the 1-Michelin starred Shang Palace to La Bauhinia, a popular Parisian spot for high-tea, to the gastronomic L’Abeille, 2-Michelin starred, helmed by Chef Philippe Labbé.
Le Bar, with its authentic Empire décor, offers guests the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from its extensive cellar. Open from afternoon to late evening, Le Bar is an ideal place for brief business or leisure meetings with its comfortable private lounges.
Hôtel de Sers
The Hôtel de Sers is a 5-star boutique hotel in Paris in the heart of the Golden Triangle. Away from the spotlights of the Champs Elysées, the Hôtel de Sers is a discrete witness to the splendours of the 19th century Paris. Built in 1994 in a modern, design style, this hotel features typical Parisian interior design work and a collection of paintings from the 19th century.
The original building was a four-storey mansion designed by architect Jules Pellechet in 1880 for Henri-Leopold Charles, the Marquis de Sers.
Today, Hôtel de Sers has 45 rooms, four junior suites, three large suites with terraces that overlook all of the splendor of Paris, and one 80-square-meter apartment.
Suites at Hotel de Sers offer sweeping views of the city’s rooftops and iconic monuments, including the Eiffel Tower and Sacré Coeur. Three superb Panoramic Suites are on the top floors of the Hôtel De Sers, each covering 60 m². Try spending a night in one of these suites, with their outdoor terraces and stunning city views with almost gratuitous look at the Eiffel Tower, and ask yourself what more you could want.
Suites offer guests a private terrace with views of the Eiffel Tower
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Buddha Bar Hotel
The most prestigious neighbourhood in the capital provides a haven for the Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris. A short walk from the Elysée, Place de la Madeleine, and the luxury boutiques on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, it is the latest addition to the George V Entertainment group. Its founder, Raymond Visan, developed the Buddha – Bars’s concept eighteen years ago an illustration of a luxurious and original lifestyle that devises a meeting point between Asia and Paris. The Buddha Bar brand is dedicated to the “art of living”, defined by a luxury lifestyle, positive energy, lavish design, and welcoming and attentive hospitality.
This unique boutique hotel, launched in 2013, was established in one of the quintessentially Parisian venues in the city: a townhouse built in 1734, part of which is a noted historical monument.
Buddha Bar Hotel Paris offers 56 spacious bedrooms including 19 suites, and just some of them are Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Studio Suite, Prestige Suite and Suite de Gagny.
Suite de Gagny – Grand Historic suite
Suite de Gagny – Grand Historic suite
Suite de Gagny – Grand Historic suite
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Hotel Le Meurice
Le Meurice, the French capital’s first palace hotel, established 1835, is ideally located in the historic heart of Paris, opposite the Jardin des Tuileries and just minutes from the city’s most prestigious landmarks, including Place Vendôme, the Louvre and the Palais Garnier opera house. Combining exceptional 18th century opulence with contemporary chic decor by Philippe Starck, the hotel is perfect for those looking for a piece of traditional old-world Paris with a whimsical twist.
Le Meurice hotel features 160 guest rooms and 40 suites. Each of the seven floors has a slightly different style but the overriding theme throughout is very polished, Louis XVI-esque. Rooms in a palette of light colors and bright accents have period-style furnishings as well as views of the Tuileries Gardens, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Eiffel Tower. The wraparound terrace of the Belle Étoile Suite has 360-degree views of Paris. Rates starting at 800€ per night.
On the first floor, Le Meurice offers the most spectacular succession of suites anywhere in the city. Five exceptional suites – including the one occupied by Salvador Dali, a regular visitor for almost thirty years – connect to form the most capacious presidential apartment in Paris, with 425 square metres of living space.
Presidential Suite at Le Meurice hotel
Two main jewels of the hotel are restaurants Le Meurice and Le Dali. Le Meurice was founded in 1815. Inspired by the Salon de la Paix at the Palace of Versailles, the decoration of the restaurant was revamped by Stark in 2007 and offers timeless elegance: majestic glass door with gilding, antique mirrors, chandeliers, bronzes, marble and frescoes.
Restaurant le Meurice © Pierre Monetta
The triple-starred cuisine of chef Alain Ducasse is modern and audacious with authentic flavours and meticulous presentation.
Le Dali Restaurant
Hotel Le Royal Monceau – Raffles
After exhaustive research into a multitude of criteria, The Palace Commission jury highlighted the exceptional location of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, just a short stroll from the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe. While the French capital has nearly 2,000 hotels and aparthotels, only six hotels have been awarded the Palace Distinction. Unique, colorful and elegantly sophisticated, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris epitomizes Parisian chic. It re-opened in 2010 after a two year transformation by Philippe Starck in the spirit of the 1930 to the 1950’s, revealing brilliant, witty contemporary interiors infused with artistic flair.
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Artwork
Starck’s vision for Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris comes in contrasting ideals. In common spaces such as the airy Grande Salon Le Bar Long, bold color, sparkling chandeliers, and spaces to lounge and chat are theatrical and almost fairytale-like. On the other hand, 85 rooms, 64 suites including three Presidential suites are designed to feel homey, inviting, and almost lived-in.
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Lifestyle Suite Ray Charles
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Presidential Suite
For food lovers, there are 3 areas for guests to savor culinary delights, supervised by Executive Chef Laurent André, and Pastry Chef Pierre Hermé. The restaurant La Cuisine, 1 Michelin star, offers classic French gastronomy on contemporary overtones, in an opulent environment. Il Carpaccio, the only Michelin-star Italian restaurant in Paris, serves gourmet Italian fare in an artistic atmosphere, as you gaze upon the beautiful garden. Le Bar Long was designed to be a place of welcome, for friends to meet, eat, and enjoy refreshing beverages, all day long.
French restaurant “La Cuisine”
Starck‘s last gift to patrons is The Spa My Blend by Clarins. It offers hammans, a laconium room, an enormous pool, and fitness and massage attendants to keep you limber for the following evening’s revelry.
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris glamorous heritage and the brilliant guest list include A-list celebrities such as: the late singer Michael Jackson, Madonna, Robert de Niro, Lou Reed, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Coppola and Dustin Hoffman.
Hotel Le Burgundy Paris
Located at the corner of rue Duphot and rue Saint-Honoré, a few steps from the Champs-Elysées, the Burgundy is a luxurious, sober, elegant and warm hotel. Built at the end of the 19th century, it was totally renovated in 2010 at the request of its new owner and art lover, Guy de Durfort.
Black-marble Guy de Rougemont puzzle sculpture
The marble floor, braided with brass wire, is the work of Guy de Rougemont and the “Les Fleurs du Mal” fresco inspired by Baudelaire’s famous poem was created by Marco del Re. Throughout the hotel, numerous artists exhibit their talents with canvasses, lithographs and black and white photographs.
Le Burgundy hotel has 59-rooms (including 8 suites) furnished in classical and refined style. Painted wood panelling, deep carpets and lavish curtains surround comfortable armchairs, crystal lamps and modern desks with pure half-glass half-chrome lines.
Hotel Le Burgundy Paris Opera Suite
The hotel’s restaurant Le Baudelaire has earned a Michelin star for its culinary excellence and Parisian innovation, whilst the bar channels the elegance of a traditional English Gentleman’s Club.
Le Baudelaire Bar
Le Baudelaire restaurant
As an ideal refuge for relaxation, the Burgundy possesses a 250 square meter spa whose 15 by 4 meter swimming pool is equipped with massage jets.
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