Hôtel de Crillon sits on Place de la Concorde, one of the city’s most iconic sights, directly between the Tuileries Gardens and the Champs-Élysées. The neoclassical façade is absolutely breathtaking, and the interiors are fabulous, full of unique touches and contemporary and classic French style, including suites designed by one of the city’s most legendary designers, Karl Lagerfeld. Some rooms, like Bar Les Ambassadeurs, take you back in time, while others remain resolutely in the present. The dining ranged from inventive cuisine at L’Ecrin to classic French fare at Brasserie d’Aumont, and there’s a serene winter garden for breakfast or tea time. The Sense spa has Sisley products, a hair salon from David Lucas and The Barber, an ultra-chic men’s hideaway that also offers shoe care from Devoirdecourt.
Top suite: Les Grands Appartements
Karl Lagerfeld was known for exquisite and exacting taste, and he spared no expense or detail in the design of this extravagant suite. It perfectly mixes classic French style, with carved woods, delicate moldings and rich silks and brocades, with modern colors and tastes, especially in the incredible marble bathroom that has a two-ton Carrara marble bathtub.