Ritz Paris

Paris, France

To stay at the Ritz Paris is to experience the origins of luxury hotel travel. Opened in 1898 by Swiss hotelier César Ritz, the Place Vendôme address became second home to the 20th century’s biggest names when they visited the city. Coco Chanel was a long-time resident; Ernest Hemmingway also favoured its halls. The hotel's richly furnished, brocade-filled rooms – with oil paintings, chandeliers, tasselled curtains, marble fireplaces and golden taps – made the Ritz iconic the world over, as did its pioneering use of electricity, private bathrooms and individual telephones. The last extensive renovation in 2012 polished and shined those gilded edges. Today, guests can flounce abput in one of 142 rooms and suites, lounging on Louis XV furnishings, then seek relaxation at the Chanel spa (a world first), dip in the azure-tiled pool or stroll through a shopping arcade of top French boutiques. Enjoy dinner in Eugénie Béziat’s culinary theatre, Espadon – the first female chef to take the reins within the hotel – take breakfast at the Belle Époque Bar Vendôme or let oneself eat cake (and other patisserie delights) at Salon Proust. Post-prandial tipples are taken at the no-reservations Bar Hemingway (try the martinis), or the glitzier Ritz Bar across the corridor.

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15 Pl. Vendôme, Place Vendôme, Paris, 75001