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.
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.
Fashionably located on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Hotel Le Bristol has played host to many legendary figures, including Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. 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.
With opulent interiors by Philippe Starck, a unique art gallery curated by Hervé Mikaeloff and an art concierge team at guests’ disposal, Le Royal Monceau is certainly the most artistic of all Parisian hotels. This hotel also features the city’s largest hotel swimming pool and a luxurious spa by Clarins.
Hotel du Louvre is ideally located to discover the famous sights and exclusive boutiques of Paris. Each façade faces an iconic landmark, with the renowned Louvre museum only moments away, and the delicious brasserie boasts a terrace on Place du Palais Royal, overlooking the Comédie Française.
The lavish guestrooms at Hotel Lancaster envelop guests in pure Parisian luxury, with classic period furniture, sumptuous purple velvet and crisp white linens. This 19th-century mansion is just steps from the Champs-Elysées and La Table du Lancaster restaurant is led by 3-Michelin-star chef Michel Troisgros.
Moments from the world-class designer stores on rue Saint-Honoré, Le Burgundy is a relatively new addition to the list of classic Parisian hotels. With just 59 guestrooms and suites, this hotel is a gem of intimate luxury, with a Zen spa providing the perfect urban retreat.
An immense portrait gallery leads down to the charming courtyard garden and the deliciously innovative hotel restaurant led by Chef Christophe Hay. Suites at Hotel de Sers offer sweeping views of the city’s rooftops and iconic monuments, including the Eiffel Tower and Sacré Coeur.
At the heart of the city’s glamorous history, Hotel Castille neighbours the original artelier of Coco Chanel on rue Cambon – now the worldwide flagship store – where the legendary designer began her empire in 1910. Other exclusive boutiques nearby include Hermès, Lanvin and Cartier… pure Parisian elegance.
This luxurious hotel enjoys an enviable location at the intersection of the avenues Champs-Elysées and George V, at the heart of the prestigious Golden Triangle. Guests at Fouquet’s Barriere can follow in the footsteps of Liza Minnelli and Orson Welles at legendary Fouquet’s Café.
Hotel Raphael immerses guests in old-world Parisian elegance, with grand high ceilings and decadent bedrooms adorned with luxurious silks. Guests can climb to the exclusive rooftop terrace to sip refreshing cocktails and admire panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.
Emily Turner is Editor at Splendia.