Homage to King Edward VII, the chic Hotel Edouard 7 celebrates his love of Paris fashion, all things theatrical and refined. Born to parents Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the former Prince of Wales and subsequent king visited Paris often. He adored the unrestricted views of the Opéra Garnier and thus spent time in-residence nearby in what is now the Hotel Edouard 7.
Paris Plaza Athénée is quintessentially French, but there is more to this regal hotel than meets the eye. Modern updates coexist with traditional furnishings in the rooms and public spaces while a cool, hip vibe has been added to the once stodgy bar.
Looking to stay in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés? Paris four star Hotel Belloy fulfills the desire to be near the favorite shopping, dining and entertainment section on the Left Bank in a comfortable and hospitable home away from home without breaking the bank.
There are many luxury Paris hotels I recommend to upscale, discerning travelers and these are also the same ones that I recommend for people who are on a splurge trip as well. My picks for 2015 include...
Traditional French sophistication meets contemporary luxury amenities at Relais Christine Hotel in one of Paris’ most charming neighborhoods. Set back from the street, the former mansion house built upon the remains of the Abbey of the Grand-Augustins dating back to the year 1231.
Charming villages dominate the landscape in the Loire region of France. The boutique hotels of the Relais & Chateaux are among the finest in the area. Grand Hôtel du Lion d’Or (Golden Lion) was the first stop in gal pal Gail and my three night mini “Route de Bonheur” – road to happiness and we were thrilled to find such a wonderful Loire Valley hotel.
It would be hard to find a better place to begin our gal's trip to the Loire region than visiting France's Chambord Castle, the best in France. Feeling regal, we checked into the Grand Hotel du Lion d'Or a Relais & Chateaux property where we were treated like queens.
In the heart of the action off the Champs Elysées, Hotel Le Fouquet's Paris has an energetic vibe that sets the tone for a refined and fun-filled experience in the City of Light. No matter if you are in town for business and crave a much-needed signature cocktail on the terrace in the cool and hip Galerie Joy bar, or if you are playing tourist and dream of an award-winning macaroon in a slice of French heaven at restaurant Le Diane, you will be well taken care of and feel special.
One of the coolest things about Paris is that you can be steps away from important landmarks yet be located on a quiet side street. The luxury hip and trendy boutique Hotel Vernet in Paris is a hop, skip and a jump from the Arc de Triomphe but manages to keep a low profile.