Le Bristol Paris: A Historic Luxury Hotel
Paris, France is easily one of the best luxury vacation destinations in the world. Aside from its abundant historic and cultural landmarks and decadent cuisine, Paris is on the bucket list for fashionistas. Haute couture and fashion boutiques abound throughout the city. But Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is one of the most fashionable streets in the city. It is here that we find this impressive luxury hotel: Le Bristol Paris.
An Oetker Collection Luxury Hotel
Within the hospitality world, the Oetker family is well-known for their small collection of luxury hotels. While only nine hotels are part of the collection, each property is award-winning and considered one of the best in each of their respective luxury destinations.
Le Bristol Paris is the only Oetker hotel within Paris and it has garnered an abundance of accolades. Notably, it was the first hotel in France to earn the prestigious “Palace hotel” designation. Used only within France, only the most luxurious establishments are selected for this honor. In fact, only 24 properties have achieved the status. Additionally, Gallivanter’s Guide, among others, voted this five-star hotel as the Best Hotel in the World.
Much of the success of the Oetker Collection’s success comes from its style of hospitality. Though these exclusive getaways are grand, each property has the feel of a small family-owned hotel. This ambiance comes from the small details. One such example at Le Bristol Paris is Fa-Raon, the loveable Burmese cat who meanders throughout the hotel, making this luxury hotel feel like your home away from home.
Along with its Palace hotel distinction, Le Bristol Paris ranks as one of the best luxury hotels in the world many times over. Indeed, one glance at its lavish accommodations will prove why! The five-star hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites. The nine signature suites each have a different style or ambiance sure to add to any Paris vacation.
Suite 1925 is a guest favorite. Located on the seventh floor, the 753 square foot accommodation has a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. While spacious, this suite has the quaint feel of the quintessential Paris apartment. For something larger, try the Penthouse Suite. Also on the seventh floor, the penthouse overlooks the garden, the hotel’s courtyard and the Dome of the Church of Saint-Augustin. Redecorated in 2014, the suite begins with 2,155 square feet but can adjoin with neighboring suites. And, of course, don’t forget the Imperial Suite. At up to 3,475 square feet, the largest suite at Le Bristol Paris has a classic French style, complete with elegant fabrics, cool marbles and rich woods.
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But if you’re looking for guest quarters that are an experience unto themselves, the Paris Suite by Bertrand Lavier is the suite for you! Located on the hotel’s sixth floor, this suite is a live-in art exhibit. This colorful suite is an extension of the work of pop artist Bertrand Lavier displayed in the hotel’s garden. The 2,110 square foot suite also has impressive city views including the Eiffel Tower.
The haute cuisine in France is well known around the globe. So it’s no surprise that the restaurants at this five star hotel are fantastic. However, Le Bristol Paris’s offerings surpass the competition! Among the hotel’s three restaurants and one brasserie, Le Bristol Paris has a notable 4 Michelin stars.
Epicure is a fine dining restaurant helmed by acclaimed chef Eric Frechon. Chef Frechon has been with Le Bristol Paris for 20 years. In fact, he has designed a special 20th anniversary menu to commemorate the occasion that is not to be missed.
114 Faubourg has a more relaxed atmosphere. Spread over two floors, the restaurant has an open kitchen which adds to the ambiance. Also, be sure to experience Wine Mondays. The first Monday of each month, the restaurant’s sommelier hosts a wine grower and presents their wines with a delectable four course meal.
Cafe Antonia and Le Jardin Français round out the luxury hotel’s dining choices. The former has a decidedly casual atmosphere but still offers decadent fare. And the latter is a delightful outdoor oasis in the heart of the city. Complete with crisp white parasols, the relaxed restaurant is a lovely spot for a light meal.
Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie
Spa Le Bristol makes this five-star hotel extra special. Aside from the relaxing vibe of the Russian baniya, couple’s suite and an interior garden, the spa offers a full complement of treatments. Pamper yourself with facials, massage, exfoliation, signature rituals and spa packages. But the services don’t end there. Beyond wellness of the body, the spa is also interested in wellness of spirit. As such, guests can schedule reiki, sophrology and meditation sessions. Of course, beauty treatments are also available.
The spa also works with a few luxury brands that really make it unique. Bonpoint is a brand designed specifically for children. Moreover, guests as young as six can receive special parent and child treatments specially designed to reinvigorate, relax and protect their skin. In addition, Tata Harper green and natural skincare brand has a dedicated treatment room designed to ideally represent the brand’s mission and ingredients.
Aside from a bit of pampering, Spa Le Bristol also helps guests maintain their fitness while on vacation in Paris. Choose from personal training, yoga, pilates, circuit training, cardio boxing and swimming.
So when partaking in the sights and sounds of the City of Light, look no further than Le Bristol Paris to make your vacation even more memorable.