5 Epic Hotels You Need to Book In Paris
The City of Lights shines even brighter at these sumptuous abodes.
Located in the city’s glittering heart on Place Vendôme, the Ritz Paris is a short stroll from iconic sights like the Louvre and Tuileries. Indulgent suites are named in honour of famous guests like Coco Chanel and Maria Callas in a nod to the hotel’s own historial cachet and inside, opulent interiors are fit for the modern luminary.
Downstairs you’ll find the intimate Bar Hemingway, once a haunt of the literary great Ernest Hemingway, where cocktail classics such as a French 75 are served just as Papa would have liked.
A $660 million renovation in 2016 restored the Belle Époque pomp of gold-accented decor while introducing modern appeal via the subterranean Ritz Club & Spa.
J.K. Place Paris
Walking into J.K. Place Paris is like stepping onto the pages of a design magazine. Completed in 2020, the extravagant renovation of a former embassy showcases the keen eye of world-renowned designer Michele Bönan. An eclectic collection of flea market and antique shop finds brings extroverted personality to the intimate Left Bank retreat, not far from the Eiffel Tower.
At cocktail-hour, the city’s fashion set gather for Negronis – widely acclaimed as the city’s best – in the lobby bar, where a black-and-white chequerboard floor and glass ceiling create an orangery-like ambience. While Michelin-starred dining awaits nearby (Les Climats is just a seven-minute walk away), it’s equally beguiling to drift to dinner in on-site restaurant Casa Tua, where the classic Italian menu of dishes such as osso bucco and veal Milanese pays homage to the ultra-luxurious hotel group’s origins.
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Hôtel Madame Rêve
Go sightseeing without leaving the comfort of the Hôtel Madame Rêve, located in the historic former Louvre Post Office in Paris' ritzy 1st arrondissement. From the rooftop terrace, the sweeping panorama takes in Montmartre's Sacré-Coeur, the Eiffel Tower and the Gothic splendour of Saint-Eustache church. The greenery-filled oasis is just the place to relax with a plate of sashimi and a chilled flute of Billecart-Salmon champagne.
Hôtel La Comtesse
Ogle the Eiffel Tower from your bed at the Hôtel La Comtesse. Every room in this upcycled 19th-century townhouse enjoys views of the twinkling icon, just a 15-minute walk away through the manicured Champ de Mars gardens.
Taking its cues from the 18th-century literary salons of Paris’ most glamorous women, the hotel hits the design brief of “chic yet understated”. Downstairs, two guest lounges are stocked with art books and richly upholstered armchairs, while the bijou café – home to a wickedly rich hot chocolate served salon-style in a pot – is adorned with ceiling frescos. Upstairs, 40 guest rooms opt for a calm neutral palette, all the better to admire the cinematic scenery.
Hôtel Grand Powers
A prestigious address in Paris’ famed 8th arrondissement is only the start of Hôtel Grand Powers’ charms. The hotel’s original 1920s style has been overlaid with an on-trend refurbishment, its mix of Art Deco, Mid-century and modern furnishings conjuring an ornate jewel-box. Elegant chandeliers, marble fireplaces and slick modernist mirrors are all restrained opulence, while arresting colours (including the powder pink dominating the mood-lit lobby bar) are bold and beautiful.
On-site dining takes a yin-yang approach at Café 52, where detox juices and quinoa poke bowls are balanced by French toast and eggs Benedict. Stepping out? The Golden Triangle location makes it dangerously easy to follow the siren song of designer boutiques along Avenue Montaigne and the Champs-Élysées – once you’ve shopped to dropping point, the hammam at luxurious on-site Spa Thala is waiting to soothe tired feet.
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