> Hotel George V, Paris
The Four Seasons Hotel George V has been a noted landmark of luxury since its inception in 1928. Its private terraces reveal its centrality with views of the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and the Grand Palais. Complete with a first-class spa, swimming pool, fitness center and two-Michelin-star restaurant Le Cinq, the eight-story structure strives to embody the concept of luxury. A keynote to the consistently exceptional reputation of George V is due to artistic director Jeff Leatham’s celebrated flower arrangements. Orchestrating 12,000 fresh flowers through the palatial building’s public spaces each week, his themes induce an atmosphere of Elysium.
Contact: T: +33 (1) 49 52 70 00 | F: +33 (1) 49 52 70 10 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Location: Just off the Champs-Elysées and East of Élysée Palace in the 8th Arrondissement.
Total # of Rooms: 185 rooms & 59 suites.
Dining: Le Cinq: This 3-star Michelin restaurant focuses on classic French culinary techniques and also embraces newer, lighter cooking styles, always incorporating the freshest regional ingredients. Le George: The Michelin starred restaurant offers light and modern Mediterranean-style cuisine designed for sharing, with a balanced, healthy cuisine bursting with flavor and freshness. L’Orangerie: This Michelin-starred restaurant offers a refreshing, intimate experience thanks to its interior design and menu that exemplifies the traditional French contemporary cuisine of elegance, refinement, femininity and respect for nature.
> Le Meurice
The crème de la crème of traditionally styled places to stay in the 1st is Le Meurice, a five-star 19th-century palace-turned-hotel in a prime location opposite Les Jardin de Tuileries. Le Meurice is part of the highly esteemed Dorchester group and offers all you would expect from such an establishment, with a three-star Michelin restaurant, an on-site spa, and incredible suites that would rival even that of the King’s. The place simply exudes class, luxury and grandeur, and its prices reflect that.
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Location: This luxurious five-star hotel is in the heart of the 1st arrondissement, nestled perfectly between the Place de la Concorde, Musée du Louvre, and the Tuileries Garden.
Total # of Rooms: 118 rooms & 42 suites.
Dining: Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse: Creates an essential cuisine that aims to preserve the authentic taste of exceptional produce, until it reaches the plate. Each dish expresses the truth of the product around which it is built. This quest for genuine flavor is carried out by the cook and farmer together with respect for the planet and health. Restaurant Le Dalí: A unique place with a singular and elegant spirit, as well as a cozy and welcoming hideaway. Inspired by Dalí and designed by Philippe Starck, Restaurant Le Dalí creates a contemporary dialogue between the traditional Parisian classics and the Mediterranean flavorful cuisine.
> The Ritz Paris
Rather, it’s been an institution in the city since 1898, welcoming the rich and famous for stays that have in some cases lasted for decades. However, it has newly reopened after four years of renovations and thus deserves a spot on this list. A stay here wouldn’t be complete without soaking up the atmosphere at the Bar Hemingway, tasting the immaculate haute cuisine of Chef Nicholas Sale or indulging in a beauty treatment or two at the new Chanel au Ritz Paris area. The savvy traveler will also want to pay a visit to The Oeil du Ritz concept store in the revamped Gallery of the Ritz Paris passageway.
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Location: North of the Seine river in the 1st arrondissement just south of the Musée du Parfum.
Total # of Rooms: 71 rooms & 71 suites.
Dining: The Universes of L’Espadon: A gastronomic experience designed to surprise and delight: Chef Nicolas Sale invites you to enjoy the most creative, refined and elegant dishes, from a gentle morning breakfast to an experimental garden for lunch or an unforgettable dinner. Bar Vendôme: With the spirit of a great Parisian brasserie, linger over a café crème, enjoy a steak tartare for lunch, savor a pastry or give into the childhood pleasure of an ice cream; share a dozen oysters with your aperitif, order a sole meunière for dinner — or stop in for a refreshment anytime.
> Hotel Plaza Athénée
This ‘Palace’ hotel (a notch up from five-star) drips with luxury on one of Paris’ most fashionable streets, Avenue Montaigne. Expect opulent interiors, a Dior spa and an Alain Ducasse Michelin-starred restaurant.
Contact: T: +33 1 53 67 66 65 | E: info.HPA@dorchestercollection.com
Location: Steps away from the Seine river in Champs-Elysées of the 8th arrondissement, west of Grand Palais.
Total # of Rooms: 208 rooms & suites.
Dining: Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée: Healthier and more natural, more respectful of the Planet, it delivers a free and nearly instinctive interpretation of Haute Cuisine, revealing the produces’ original flavor, from the noble to the humble, all exceptional in this three-star Michelin restaurant. Le Relais Plaza: A Parisian institution since 1936 and still drawing the world’s ‘beau monde’ with the power of a magnetic field, featuring contemporary French cuisine. La Galerie: An ideal spot for breakfast, a light lunch, spontaneous pre-dinner drinks or our delicious afternoon tea.
> Le Bristol Paris
This den of old-school opulence was the city’s first hotel to be designated a ‘Palace’ (a class above five star). You’ll see the exception in the fine furnishings of the grand salons, the warm welcome à l’ancienne, the facilities (especially the covered rooftop pool) and Michelin dining options.
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Location: Located on the prestigious rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, only moments from L’Elysée presidential palace and surrounded by Parisian haute couture.
Total # of Rooms: 190 rooms & suites.
Dining: Epicure: There’s no mistaking it, this is a triple-Michelin-starred restaurant with the white tablecloths, immaculate service, marble floor, country-chic decor, and culinary muscle to prove it. Try the macaroni stuffed with black truffle, artichoke and duck foie gras, or gratinéed with aged Parmesan. 114 Faubourg: Showcasing the extraordinary cuisine of world-renowned chef Eric Frechon, this smart but relaxed two-floor space is energized by an open-plan kitchen. Café Antonia: Sumptuously decorated with frescoed walls and crystal chandeliers, Café Antonia reflects a more spontaneous side of Parisian life, where you can enjoy casual and elegant refreshments any time of day.
> Mandarin Oriental, Paris
Flanked by designer boutiques on rue Saint-Honoré is Paris’ Mandarin Oriental, a bastion of elegance. Plush rooms are designed for lingering; the white-wash restaurant, Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, designed for special occasions. It holds three Michelin stars.
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Location: On exclusive rue Saint-Honoré in the 1st arrondissement, flanked by designer boutiques including Emporio Armani, Ballenciaga, Hermes and Dior. It is only a small walk from The Louvre, Tuileries gardens, banks of the Seine and Place Vendôme.
Total # of Rooms: 98 rooms & 40 suites.
Dining: Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx: Offering a complete sensory experience for gourmands, our signature restaurant is where Thierry Marx blends the technical and emotional aspects of cooking with sight, sound and taste. Camélia: The relaxed ambiance and beautiful design is the perfect setting for Thierry Marx’s original take on traditional French cuisine.
> The Peninsula
This Palace hotel offers traditional grand-dame service and opulence with a contemporary edge, making it a favourite with international entertainment and sports stars. Expect attentive service and outstanding facilities, including the city’s biggest hotel pool.
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Location: In Challiot of the 8th arrondissement, it is a short walk to the “Golden Triangle” of Avenues des Champs-Élysées, George V and Montaigne with its designer boutiques, high-end eateries and shows.
Total # of Rooms: 114 rooms & 86 suites.
Dining: Lili: With a stunning interior inspired by the best of Chinese and French style, LiLi presents authentic Cantonese cuisine prepared by award-winning Hong Kong chefs. L’Oiseau Blanc: On the 6th floor, with stunning views of Paris’ landmarks, this restaurant offers a typical French cuisine, highlighting the best of French products hand-picked daily at the market. Le Lobby: This former grand dining room has been meticulously restored to reflect the glory of the Belle Epoque era, offering an all-day international menu.
> Hotel Splendide Royal Paris
This petite boutique hotel, located in a luxurious corner of the 8th arrondissement, is made up of 12 generously proportioned luxury suites, and offers a taste of opulent Parisian apartment living. The contemporary Italian restaurant Tosca is exceptionally good and service is low-key and attentive.
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Location: Just north of the Jardin des Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement, this hotel is nestled between high-end shops on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Total # of Rooms: 12 suites.
Dining: Ristorante Tosca: A pleasant, cozy place where you can enjoy the best of Italian cuisine combining tradition and modernity and consisting entirely of dishes created and cooked by the chef Vito Grippa.
> Hôtel Le Royal Monceau Raffles
The grand Royal Monceau was reborn after a Philippe Starck makeover as a self-proclaimed luxury art hotel, complete with gallery, art concierge, concept store and cinema. Downstairs works particularly well, with an illuminated cocktail bar and courtyard garden.
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Location: On the avenue between the Arc de Triomphe and Parc Monceau, this hotel is only a short walk to the Arc de Triomphe.
Total # of Rooms: 149 rooms & suites.
Dining: Matsuhisa Paris: The menu, generous and exotic, offers a unique culinary adventure of Peruvo-Japanese style. Albacore tuna sashimi with jalapeno peppers, black cod and miso sauce, tacos and traditional sushi are some of the legendary ‘signature’ dishes to discover. Il Carpaccio: A Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, where haute cuisine rhymes with relaxation and a menu that draws its refinement from the freshness of products and traditional recipes from all regions of Italy.
Source: Culture Trip