The elegance and class associated with Paris are just two of the reasons that travellers flock to the French streets each year. The city holds a charm unlike any other location in the world, with ornate architecture and unforgettable experiences to cherish – it’s hotels are certainly no exception. Whether you’re only at the stage of looking for European Health Insurance Card renewal, or you’re already ankles-deep in your hotel search, here are some of the most stunning 5-star luxury hotels in all of Paris.
The Ritz Paris is one of the most luxurious hotels not only in Paris but around the world. Opened in 1898, a swiss hotelier by the name of César Ritz and French chef Auguste Escoffier came together and built up what is now one of the most famous hotels in the world. The hotel has hosted fashion royalty, and actual royalty in its rooms, suites and prestige suites, the latter of which are themed. The Ritz has it’s very own Ritz Club, providing access to the stunningly ornate indoor pool, leading gym equipment and professional fitness coaches. The spa hosts a number of signature treatments, including CHANEL skincare, to help you unwind, leaving you feeling rejuvenated come the end of your stay.
A dome-topped marble entryway, original wood floors, hand-carved mahogany and stained glass windows are just a glimpse at the work and detail that has gone into producing this stunning five-star gem. With the immediately recognisable “Stairway of Honor” staircase crafted from brass and forged steel, unmatched views of the Eiffel Tower and a number of other unforgettable monuments, and an interior design to rival that of any other hotel on our list, the 100 rooms and suites are highly sought after by travellers and locals alike. The Michelin star restaurant, L’Abeille, is also popular amongst guests and visitors alike, offering fine dining in a garden-inspired setting. Fans of fine Chinese food can also enjoy Shang Palace, the first Chinese restaurant in France to also receive a Michelin star.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
Every local and seasoned Parisian visitor will know the Hôtel Plaza Athénée by its signature red awnings, standing proudly amongst the elegant fashion-forward Avenue Montaigne. This particular hotel is ideal for those with a passion for fashion, with ties to the likes of Christian Dior, Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada, giving every guest an insight into the very best of Parisian heritage. Every room is designed with the best interior décor, with views of the Eiffel Tower, the Avenue Montaigne and the ever-stunning Paris skyline. It boasts itself as an Haute Couture hotel, tailored to offer the very best rest and relaxation so every guest can revitalise.
The Peninsula Paris
Balcony and rooftop views of the sparkling Eiffel Tower, floor to ceiling windows in the dining area offering a mealtime experience like no other and a wellness spa to truly relax and unwind, the Peninsula Paris is a gem in the heart of Paris. Just a short distance from central Paris, the hotel feels like a little world of its own with the 200 luxury rooms and 86 stunningly designed suites, a number of which are haute couture themed, celebrating the very best of French heritage. The hotel has its very own fleet of stunning Parisian cars, including a custom Peninsula Edition MINI Cooper S Clubman’s, and a BMW Series 7 that guests can utilise for airport transfers, travelling around the city and more.