Paris is without doubt one of the most glamorous cities in the world, it has resisted architecture that does not befit its cultural and aesthetic values and therefore has retained its stature as the most romantic city in the world. Some of the finest hotels and restaurants adorn the boulevards and avenues of Paris and are a delight to the eye. In this blog we look at some of the most amazing hotels in Paris both architecturally and for their luxurious opulence.
The Ritz Paris is one of the most famous hotels in the world, and the name is synonymous with class. It is somewhere that Crown Heads of State make for when visiting the French capital. Movies stars and famous artists all head to the Ritz for somewhere to be seen, just patronizing the Ritz adds extra points to your celeb CV. Cesar Ritz opened the hotel in 1898 and at the time the building was the most innovative in all Paris. It was in the record books to have hotel firsts, the first to have private bathrooms, the first to have lifts and the first to have electricity. If you want to arrive and avoid the paparazzi, then the Ritz has its own Place Vendome car park for top secrecy.
Hotel Plaza Athenee
Paris being Paris it has a category of hotel that is above 5-star, and this category is called a palace hotel. There are only eight of them and the Plaza Athenee is one of them. Well to do people tend to use the Plaza Athenee and it is easy to see why, the reception is grander than most royal palaces and has its own marble mosaic floor adorned with showy arrangements of freshly cut flowers in polished silver cones. The hotel boasts one of the best restaurants in Paris, the Alain Ducasse restaurant that not only serves stunning cuisine but stages silver banquettes, with crystal chandeliers. The courtyard restaurant doubles as a skating rink in the winter and the fabulous Dior spa is for the height of pampering.
Le Meurice has perhaps the most sublime location of all Paris hotels, overlooking the Tuileries gardens on the Rue de Rivoli. This stunning hotel was built in 1835 and is perfect if you are going to visit the historic Louvre or the many classy shops that abound near the hotel on Rue St-Honore. As you would expect from such a standard of hotel there is marble and chandeliers all over, but it retains a charm of its own, and is not at all stuffy. Service is top notch at Le Meurice, from the Top hats of the elegant doormen to chauffeur driven limousines. There are over 400 hotel staff are dedicated to making your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible.
These hotels provide luxury you do not see in normal everyday life, their opulence is simply stunning, and it gives patrons a chance to live the high life for the duration of their stay. Yes, they may be expensive, but it is not every day that you get the chance to live like royalty.