Beauty and Le Bristol

24/01/2010

Paris is one of my favourite cities and getting there from London on the Eurostar could not be easier.

It is essential to have some sort of base in a city, even if only there for a day; somewhere which acts as a central point of navigation for your explorations and affords the visitor access to certain comforts (such as a nice clean marble washroom and good cup of green tea). There is no better place in Paris than Le Bristol, which has been a fixture on the Paris social scene since 1925 and has since seen, according to the Louis Vuitton City Guide 2009 “…all the stars and crowned heads who were forging the legend of the 20th century.”

It is a truly refined and elegant hotel in a style which at once embraces traditional material heritage gathered through the years – the paintings, mirrors, chandeliers and furniture; with a very modern air of openess, space and calm. The staff could not be more charming or delightful. We pit-stopped in the morning upon arrival in the city, and again at the end of the day (when a cocktail and Club sandwich were very much needed) and the genuine, warm hospitality of this gracious place enveloped us as though we were in the grand home of a family friend. In keeping with the ethos of the Uncommon Client, it is important to remember that this hotel is one of the very few left in a major capital city not owned by a large international Group, and is therefore even worthier of patronage for keeping such enormously high standards in a market saturated with ubiquity.

Le Bristol
112 rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, 75008 Paris
+33 (0) 1 53 43 43 00
www.lebristolparis.com

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