Paris is an amazing city, the capital of France and a popular place for business trips. It has the perfect blend of scenery, landmarks, mouth-watering cuisine and luxurious hotels. So when you are in Paris on business, what are the top hotels to consider staying for your trip?
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
The George V is the epitome of the classic, luxury Paris hotel that is located in the ‘golden triangle’ area of the Champs-Elysees. Close to museums such as the Chaillot Museums as well as the high end fashion shopping areas, the hotel has classic Louis XV and Louis XVI style that is what you would expect from a top quality hotel. There are 244 rooms and suites yet the staffing levels are more in line with a small, boutique hotel.
Le Cinq is a modern restaurant and a perfect place to take a VIP Paris escort to try the best of French cuisine while Le George is a more traditional restaurant.
Le Bristol is one of only six hotels across the city that has received an official ‘Palace’ status that places it a level above five stars. Opened in 1925, the hotel has an 18th century style to it with pink and white marble while there is a working lift from the 1940s. It is a very traditional hotel – there are no key cards here and the service is extremely personal.
There are a spa and fitness centre as well as a pool and the triple Michelin-starred restaurant, Epicure, is one of the top restaurants in Paris. It offers the kind of dishes that led it to be a favourite of former President Nicolas Sarkozy and has a seven course tasting menu for the food connoisseurs. There is also 114 Faubourg, a popular lunch spot that is frequented by business people and shoppers offering a brasserie style menu and having a Michelin star in its own right.
If you prefer a classic hotel offering comfort and civilised style, then the Hotel Lancaster will perfectly suit your tastes. This hotel was originally a private residence and became a hotel in 1930 when guests included Marlene Dietrich. It has a timeless quality to it with paintings by Russian Boris Pastoukhoff who lived there in the 1930s as well as antique clocks and furniture.
The restaurant, Table du Lancaster, has been renovated recently and offers modern French cuisine with a cocktail bar and even a choice of hot chocolates to sample. It is headed by chef Julien Roucheteau, who gained his second Michelin star at just 35 years old and his deft touches are visible on all of the dishes.
Unlike many hotels around the city, Hotel Vernet was constructed to be a hotel in 1913 and has remained so ever since. This makes for generous sized bedrooms and bathrooms, a comfortable lounge bar and many classic French art and craftsmanship elements. Little touches like the original fireplace in the bar offer a glimpse to times past.
The restaurant is popular with the locals as well as with guests and offers an open kitchen to watch the chefs work their magic. It is located in the ‘golden triangle’ area of the Champs Elysees close to the Grand Palais and the Chaillot museums so ideal for some culture while staying for business.
These are just four of the ultra-high quality hotels that Paris has to offer to allow business visitors to stay in style. Their accompanying restaurants are worth a trip in their own right while their central locations mean you can easily combine business with pleasure and enjoy the best that the city has to offer.