Le Bristol is one of the top five star hotels in Paris, known for its refined elegance and quiet luxury. In 2008 Le Bristol was named the "Best Hotel in the World" (Institutional Investor magazine), "Europe’s Best Hotel" (World Travel Hotel) and "Worlds Best Luxury Romantic Hotel" (World Luxury Hotel Awards).
Even after all those accolades, the hotel wasn’t content resting on its laurels. Last September, it launched a new 35,000-square-foot wing on seven floors. The Haussmann-inspired building with ornate ironwork has been preserved and restored with 21 rooms and five suites, with bird's-eye views of Paris facing the tony shopping street rue Faubourg Saint–Honoré and Avenue Matignon.
Comfort, well-being and harmony were what Maja Oetker, wife of owner Rudolf Oetker, had in mind when she designed the new wing. The rooms are over 400 square feet, with high ceilings and the super comfy beds that measure over 20 feet. Bathrooms are done in pink Portuguese style marble.
The crème de la crème is the Paris pied-a-terre suite with two-bedrooms, living room, dining room, and authentic hammam. A sweeping balcony wraps around the suite, which is decorated in shades of yellow, turquoise, and red and another small terrace looks upon a quiet courtyard.
In search of something in between the famous bar and the three-Michelin starred restaurant, the hotel sought out young chef Eric Desbordes to create the menu for the more relaxed style restaurant. Le 114 Faubourg. With health-conscious dining and made-to-order cuisine being a world-wide phenomena, not just a passing trend, the centerpiece of the menu is a selection three kinds of meat, five varieties of seasonal fish, and selection of poultry that can be grilled, steamed, or roasted. The wine selection by sommelier Marco Pelletier focuses on world wines moving away from the usual snob policy of restaurants to serve only French wines. The sexy interior has low lighting and striking, colorful backdrops of large illuminated dahlias against warm orange colored walls.
No luxury hotel would be complete without a spa and the Anne Semonin flagship spa takes pampering to a whole new level. Massages and facials are made to measure with all treatments starting with a careful diagnosis of the clients needs. Celebrity pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez will make your feet feel and look like a star’s. The serene, relaxing treatment rooms are fitted with raw Juneda stone, whitewood, and cashmere for blankets and pillows. Anne Semonin offers an extensive line of its own beauty products, including the rejuvenating black sand body scrub with white salt, black sand from French Polynesia. If you want someone else to rub this delicious scrub all over you, the spa offers a ninety minute Black Sandy Body Scrub Ritual.
112 rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Paris, France 75008