Located in the heart of the most romantic city on earth, Le Bristol Paris is more than a hotel—it is a symbol of Parisian elegance. By Sanjiv Bisaria
On Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in Paris’s fashion district, Le Bristol Paris owns a coveted spot. Since 1925, celebrities like Charlie Chaplin, Rita Hayworth, Josephine Baker, and Sophia Loren have walked through its doors. Woody Allen shot scenes of Midnight in Paris in the Panoramic Suite here. The hotel is in the same neighbourhood as Élysée Palace, which is the French president’s official residence; the Embassy of the United Kingdom; and the residences of both the Canadian and American ambassadors to France.
Why Le Bristol Paris is a symbol of Parisian elegance
This landmark address offers accommodation in 190 classical French rooms and suites. Featuring Louis XV and Louis XVI style furniture, the hotel evokes a feeling of royalty. Certain accommodation units at Le Bristol deserve special mention. In April 2018, the hotel introduced Suite 1925, a lavish 70-square-metre sky apartment dedicated to Josephine Baker, who in 1975, hosted 250 guests to celebrate the opening night of her 50-year musical revue at Bobino Theatre. Le Bristol Paris also offers nine Signatures Suites, including The Paris Suite, which can be transformed into a 195-square-metre apartment featuring a steam room, and the Honeymoon Suite, which offers a panoramic view of the capital.
The culinary fare at Le Bristol Paris is a class apart. Led by Chef Eric Frechon since 1999, the hotel’s restaurants range from the three-Michelin-starred contemporary fine-dining venue Epicure to the one-Michelin-starred Brasserie 114 Faubourg, which serves traditional dishes, and the intimate Café Antonia. A prestigious list of wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone Valley, Alsace, Champagne, as well as lesser-known terroirs, elevate every meal. In a chic corner of Le Bristol Paris, Le Bar du Bristol offers a relaxing end to your evening.
After a six-year renovation, in 2014, the hotel opened a decadent spa. Spread over three floors, Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie features eight treatment rooms, including one duo room, all bathed in sunlight. Don’t miss the stylish pool on the rooftop that is bound to take your breath away.
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