An update on the Parisian hotel landscape, from established classics to revamped favorites.
Courtesy of Le Bristol Paris
Classic: Hôtel Le Bristol
One of the leading hotels in France, Hôtel Le Bristol has it all. Opened in 1925, it was an epicenter of fashion and art, hosting guests like Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, Picasso and Dalì. (In 1975, Josephine Baker chose it to celebrate her 50 years in show business, with guests like Mick Jagger and Sophia Loren.) Restaurants 114 Faubourg (one Michelin star) and Epicure (three Michelin stars) are musts; Maxime Hoerth, a talented 28-year-old bartender, heads Le Bar du Bristol, which opened anew a year and a half ago. Rich with Parisian charm, the hotel features details like a glass-encased rooftop pool and 188 recently upgraded rooms, including the Panoramic Suite, which affords gorgeous views from its private, flower-filled terrace. Rooms start at $1,150; 112 Rue du Faubourg St.-Honoré; 33-1/53-43-43-00; lebristolparis.com.