The hottest time of the year has finally arrived, and as Paris Couture Week draws to a close, the jet set will return to the City of Lights next month for Paris Fashion Week, the grand finale after a circuit flash that includes stops in New York, Milan and London. This year, Paris Fashion Week for the Fall-Winter 2022 shows runs from February 28 to March 8, and those descending on the stylish city will surely flock to the most luxurious hotels, as glamorous accommodations are essential.
If you’re heading to Paris for Fashion Week (or just the winter getaway you deserve right now) and aren’t sure where to stay during your visit, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up the five best hotels for your next getaway to Paris, for a luxurious, elegant and stylish stay.
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Le Bristol Paris
The iconic Bristol opened in 1925 and in the years since has maintained its charming, understated yet ultra-luxurious aesthetic. Le Bristol is synonymous with casual elegance, and everything about it is Parisian, like the plethora of sparkling chandeliers, Louis XV and Louis XVI-style furniture, and soft draperies. The Oetker Collection Hotel debuted the results of a major renovation in 2018, with 190 tastefully decorated rooms and suites. The entire hotel feels like you’re staying in your own ridiculously chic Parisian home, from the marble-adorned, mirror-adorned lobby to the spacious rooms. It is normal that the Bristol is one of the few hotels that still uses keys to access the accommodations.
Le Bristol is home to the Epicure restaurant, which has four Michelin stars, as well as the classic brasserie 114 Faubourg, which also received a Michelin star. For a more laid-back experience, stop by Café Antonia or enjoy a cocktail at the cozy bar. Le Bristol is also known for going above and beyond when it comes to guest experience. the concierge is second to none and secures all guest reservations and requests. If you pass by the Bristol, be sure to say hi to Socrates, the hotel’s lovable Birman cat, who took over the job from his father, Fa-Raon, earlier this year. The sweet kitten often walks alone in the hall, although he also has a private room. 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Le Bristol Paris.
From the moment you enter the historic Hôtel de Crillon, it is clear that this is a special place. Indeed, the hotel has an impact even from the outside; the facade dates back to the 18th century, when the building was first built as a private residence. The Crillon was converted into a hotel in 1909, and became part of the Rosewood Group in 2013. After undergoing a four-year renovation, the 124-room hotel reopened in 2017, with significant technology updates like the always important air conditioning. All rooms and suites at the Crillon are charming, with details like gold accents, marble bathrooms, full bars, and pillows monogrammed with guest initials, but those looking to upgrade should consider booking the room. one of three suites personally designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
For dining, there’s the Michelin-starred L’Ecrin, as well as the Brasserie d’Aumont and the Jardin d’Hiver, as well as an idyllic outdoor location when it’s warm enough. Be sure to grab a drink at the famous Les Ambassadeurs bar; plush velvet seating, marble walls, and unique chandeliers add to the dreamy ambience. And, of course, try pampering yourself at the Sense Spa, or at least take a dip in the custom pool, encrusted with 17,600 gold scales. 6 Place de la Concorde, Hotel de Crillon.
Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris
Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet is conveniently located just off the Champs-Élysées, giving guests privileged access to one of the city’s most expensive (though often touristy) spots, while offering privacy and quiet. The lavish hotel was renovated in 2017 and revealed a lighter, brighter aesthetic courtesy of French architect and designer Jacques Garcia in many newly refurbished rooms, which now feature a more subdued, lifestyle-focused neutral color palette. grey, as well as luxury marble. bathrooms.
The hotel hasn’t lost its signature red velvet vibe, though; stroll through the lobby, with its ruby-colored carpeting, ocher velvet sofas, and walls covered in vintage black-and-white prints. Le Fouquet’s Barrière, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, is made up of 101 rooms and suites, as well as the Diana Barrière Spa (which includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna and hammams as well as a new Hydro Jet massage bed) and two catering establishments. Besides Le Joy, the hotel is also home to the iconic Fouquet’s, often seen as the epitome of Parisian brasserie, and has hosted guests like Edith Pilaf and Marlene Dietrich. 46 Avenue George V, Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet.
Shangri La Paris
The exclusive Shangri-La Paris is made up of 100 rooms and suites, many of which have stunning views of the Eiffel Tower. The hotel opened in 2010, in a building originally constructed in 1896 for Prince Roland Bonaparte, and is located on a relatively quiet street near the 16th arrondissement. He quickly gained endorsement from major celebrities; Beyoncé and Jay-Z are among the many famous faces who have stayed at the Shangri-La. Guests can dine at La Bauhinia or the Michelin-starred Shang Palace, or stop for a drink at the bar. There’s also the Chi Spa, which includes a fitness center, indoor pool, and three treatment rooms, all with private steam showers. 10 Avenue d’Iéna, Shangri-La Paris.
Loyal fans of the peninsula will love the luxury hotel brand’s Paris hotel, which occupies a historic building on Avenue Kléber in the 16th arrondissement that was once home to Pablo Picasso and Marcel Proust. The Peninsula Paris is home to 200 rooms, most of which are outfitted with an understated yet modern aesthetic, and are among the biggest options in town. The Peninsula is a fitting choice for Fashion Week, as the three exclusive “themed suites” are inspired by haute couture.
There are three restaurants, including Michelin-rated Lili et l’Oiseau, as well as the ornate Le Lobby. While the tranquil peninsula spa is currently closed, the hotel has created a temporary spa on the third floor, where guests can book their Biologique Recherche treatments and indulge in some serious self-care. 19 Avenue Kléber, Presqu’ile Paris.