in the City of Lights
Because my love for Paris is well documented, I’ve become something of a resource among my close girlfriends. The city has played a major role in my life, so it’s with a special kind of joy that I divulge all of my favorite places with you here. Between my time attending Fashion School in Paris, all of the fabulous work events I’ve hosted there, and the wonderful memories Glenn and I share of the city, I’ve had ample opportunity to seek out the best that it has to offer. Enjoy my take on how the Divine Living woman does Paris in luxurious style.
|= We’ve been there, done that and loved it!|
10 Rue de Bruxelles, 75009 Paris, France
+33 1 48 78 55 55
This sumptuous boutique hotel is ideal for a romantic weekend getaway. Retreat with your love into its intimate, opulent spaces, all dramatically lit and painted in deep jewel tones. Between luxurious tea-time in the lounge and a dip in the secret spa, you’ll feel totally relaxed and taken care of.
112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 53 43 43 00
Recently celebrating its 90th anniversary, Le Bristol is one of those spectacular Parisian institutions where classic luxury reigns supreme. Marble and fine wood paneling, original art works, and lush fabrics are all de riguer, while a three-star Michelin restaurant means even the food is of the highest quality.
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 49 52 70 00
As a Four Seasons devotee, I’ve stayed at the Georges V several times now and have always adored my time there! Along with the luxe decor and impeccable service, I love the energy around this Champs-Élysées address. It’s right in the heart of it all, with so many great restaurants right there in the 8th.
Le Royal Monceau
37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 42 99 88 00
This Philipe Starck-designed hotel has been racking up tons of awards in recent years, landing on so many hotlists and creating quite the buzz. Steps from the Arc de Triomphe, you’ll find a modern approach to Parisian luxury, a fab one-star Italian restaurant, a renowned spa, and an exclusive member’s only bar.
Mandarin Oriental, Paris
251 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 70 98 78 88
Book a designer suite at the always-elegant Mandarin Oriental and settle into one of the world’s most stylish streets—Rue Saint-Honoré. You’ll be in the couture center of Paris—a quick jaunt from the Louvre and the Place Vendôme—where you’ll find plenty of high-end shopping steps from the hotel. In between sprees you can drop off your bags, maybe retreat to the tranquil spa or enjoy a cocktail at Bar 8.
Park Hyatt Paris – Vendôme
5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 58 71 12 34
Exuding a classic, regal elegance on the Place Vendôme, the Park Hyatt is a well established 5-star hotel that’s great for both business trips and getaways. Their new larger ambassador suites provide the luxury of your own Paris apartment, while their “romantic packages” are available to add a little extra sparkle to your retreat.
Hotel Le Fouquet’s Barrière
46 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 40 69 60 00
A palatial hotel near the Champs-Élysées, Hotel Le Fouquet’s boasts some of the largest and most luxurious bedrooms in Paris, done up in mahogany, silk, and velvet with plush tufted walls. The hotel also happens to lead in sustainability, upholding high standards for service, environmental commitments, and human rights.
The Ritz Paris
15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 43 16 30 30
Few hotels are more iconic than The Ritz on the Place Vendôme, where Coco Chanel lived for 35 years! This historic locale is home to some of the most expensive suites in the world, including the Imperial Suite—declared a National Monument of France—and of course the 1600 square-foot Coco Chanel suite, full of her favorite furnishings and with her logo set into the marble floors. The lavish, palatial rooms are fit for hosting presidents and royalty, and indeed many have passed through the hotel’s famous doors.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
+33 1 53 67 66 65
Overlooking the Eiffel Tower, the legendary Hôtel Plaza Athénée stands out with its signature red awnings and flowers pouring from its windows. Boasting 5 incredible restaurants—including Alain Ducasse’s namesake spot—and a truly gorgeous spa by none other than Dior, the hotel achieves the epitome of Parisian luxury.
13 Rue des Beaux Arts, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 41 99 00
This chic boutique hotel in the Latin Quarter near Saint-Germain has its own unique history and character. All 20 rooms have been individually decorated in homage to different famous guests, including Oscar Wilde, Jean Cocteau and Mistinguette. If you’re looking to connect with the artistic spirit of Paris, this might be the place for you.
239-241 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 44 50 00
Hotel Costes is one of the most fashionable luxury hotels in town. Known for their sophisticated signature music mixes you can hear in their lounge, the hotel has cultivated a hip party scene of international celebs, models, designers, and influencers. Located on Rue Saint-Honoré surrounded by boutiques, this the perfect spot to immerse yourself in the Paris fashion scene.
The Peninsula Paris
19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 58 12 28 88
In a meticulously restored 19th-century Haussmann building, this grand hotel near the Arc de Triomphe exudes a chic, streamlined elegance. Enjoy breakfast in the glass-enclosed restaurant on the 6th floor, or out on the rooftop terrace, to start your day with spectacular city views.
10 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 53 67 19 98
A former home of the Bonaparte family, this gorgeous award-winning hotel provides the classic Parisian experience. Enjoy stunning views of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower from the balcony of your luxury suite, decorated in soothing tones of blue and cream. Book the right room and you might even be able to gaze upon the Eiffel Tower from your bathtub.