Plaza Athénée France

Plaza Athénée

1867 saw the opening of the Grand Hôtel Athénée on Rue Scribe by Louis Raphaël Bischoffsheim to provide accommodation to the guests of the Athénée Theatre. On 20 April 1913 the "Plaza Ath&eac...

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Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! More than anybody else, Edward, the Prince of Wales (1910–1936), influenced the naming of this house. So it was called (see above) Prince of Wales Hotel and ...

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Ritz Paris France

Ritz Paris

First of all, obtain your very own and personal copy of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Inform reception tha you extend your stay. Sit down in the garden. Breath the air Proust never enjoyed (he was an indoor fanat...

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Regina France

Regina

The Hotel Regina in Paris was in 1918/1919 the temporary headquarters of the international Red Cross and during the German occupation during World War 2, the reading room was turned into a table tennis room for officers. All this is not "Salvadore Da...

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Grand Hotel du Louvre France

Grand Hotel du Louvre

Other Paris hotels may have the glamour, but the Grand Hotel du Louvre has the history. A stone's throw from the Louvre, its unmistakable facade stands as a timeless symbol of the birth of Hausmannian Paris, the modern city we know and love today. Of...

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Grand Hotel France

Grand Hotel

"Two words sum up this grandest of Parisian hotels: Opera and Empire. Its history is intertwined with that of the Opera Garnier next door. Both buildings were commissioned by Napoleon III in the days of the Second Empire and both are characterised by...

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Bristol Le, (Paris) France

Bristol Le, (Paris)

It may be just one of the almost criminally large number of Paris grand hotels, but Le Bristol manages to distinguish itself with an elegant-but-quirky character. Blame that on its history -- the mid-18th-century building was originally a home and di...

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George V France

George V

In a city packed full to the rafters with top class historic hotels, it can be hard to stand out. The George V manages the trick, however. Since it was bought by Saudi Prince Al Waleed and subsequently revamped, it has earned a reputation as one of t...

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Westin Paris (Former Continental) France

Westin Paris (Former Continental)

When The Continental, as it was first called, came into being in the 1870s it formed one part of a golden triangle of Parisian palaces along with the nearby Louvre and Grand hotels. A favourite of Empress Eugénie, The Westin Paris is a symbol ...

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Westminster Opera France

Westminster Opera

Sitting elegantly next to Rue de la Paix, which is of course the most expensive property on the Paris monopoly board, The Westminster has a rich history dating back to the days of the Ancien Régime before the French Revolution. The building wa...

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Lancaster France

Lancaster

The Lancaster, in rue de Berri, just off the Champs-Elysées in the heart of Paris, is one of Europe's most charming hotels, with an undisputed reputation for impeccable standards and service. It was called ‘one of the last bastions of t...

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Meurice France

Meurice

'If you don't speak a word of French, if you like English comfort, clean rooms, breakfast and maîtres d'hôtel; if in a foreign land, you want your fellow countrymen around you, your brown beer, your friend and your cognac - and your wate...

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