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February 20, 2019

Hotels to Stay at for Paris Fashion Week

By Lauren Jade Hill

With the Parisian celebration of style set to return for its latest edition, we take a look at the city of lights’ most fashion-focused places to stay. Read on to discover the best hotels to stay at for Paris Fashion Week.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

With its position on Avenue Montaigne—an avenue that’s long been a hub for high fashion—the 1913-opened Hôtel Plaza Athénée has a history of being associated with haute couture. This identity is reflected at its best in the hotel’s Marie-José Pommereau designed suites pairing couture-house fabrics with vintage furnishings and luxurious silver-leaf detail. Stay in the palatial Haute Couture Suite for an uninterrupted Eiffel Tower view and spacious living area with baby grand piano. Or go for the favorite of celebrities and royalty—and the largest suite in Paris—the hotel’s opulent Royal Suite. From here, head down to the ‘haute couture spa’, Dior Institut au Plaza Athénée, and dine in the spectacular three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée.

Ritz Paris

Stay in the hotel iconic designer Coco Chanel called home for 34 years, Ritz Paris – a legendary address that’s garnered even more attention since emerging from a four-year multi-million-dollar renovation. Opulence and style runs throughout, but for a taste of the hotel’s connection to the fashion world, stay in the Suite Coco Chanel. The interiors of this 2,024-sq-ft suite reflect the icon’s style through Asian lacquer, gilded mirrors, a black and white color scheme, and a collection of Chanel’s personal photos and artworks. Each of the Prestige Suites is named after one of the hotel’s most celebrated guests, from Suite Chopin named after the illustrious composer, to Suite Marcel Proust celebrating the writer. While you’re here pay a visit to the hotel’s spa, Ritz Club Paris, complete with The Art of Skincare by Chanel.

[See also: Top suites in the world – Suite Impériale, Ritz]

Hôtel de Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris

One of the latest hotels to have opened here, Hôtel de Berri provides a stylish base just off the Champs-Élysées. The building now occupied by the maximalist interiors of this art-filled hotel sits on the site that was once home to townhouse residences of the Parisian elite, including Princess Mathilde and fashion design Elsa Schiaparelli. The hotel’s Philippe Renaud interiors celebrate this history. Each space pairs classical and French decorative arts with contemporary design and attention to detail. Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clocks decorate each fireplace and artworks by greats such as Picasso hang in each room. The restaurant, Le Schiap, is a nod to the designer who once lived here. Dine on the cuisine of the Italian designer’s home country and spot famous faces from fashion society in the wraparound mural by Hippolyte Romain.

The Peninsula Paris

With signature suites inspired by haute couture, the Peninsula Paris is a reflection of Parisian style, showcasing the heritage and savoir-faire this city is known for. But here, it’s the overall experience that reflects its connection to fashion most. Step into the world of fine jewelry on Place Vendôme with the Peninsula Academy. You’ll visit the private collections and workshops of the biggest names here to see how their precious stones are fashioned into works of art. Back at the hotel, sip cocktails in Le Bar Kléber—venturing out onto the terrace in warmer weather—dine with a view of Paris’s landmarks at L’Oiseau Blanc, and try Asian inspired treatments in The Peninsula Spa. Get around the city in style in the hotel’s chauffeur driven Peninsula Edition Mini Cooper S Clubman hardtops and BMW 7 Series sedans.

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Mandarin Oriental Paris

This grand hotel lies alongside the boutiques of major fashion houses on Rue Saint-Honoré in the 1st Arrondissement near Place Vendôme. The hotel aims to embody the city’s fashion scene and artistic creativity through elegant French design and fashion-inspired suites. The most impressive guestroom is the split-level Royale Mandarin Suite, which comes with a spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, bar, study, steam room and private gym as well as a terrace with panoramic views. The suite is given a 1930s feel with bespoke furnishings and artworks, a staircase made from guilloche metal and a headboard featuring work by Man Ray. You can combine the Royale Mandarin and Panoramic suites to take up the entire Penthouse Floor, giving you two terraces for unparalleled city views. In the evening, dine in the avant-garde Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, and try the cocktails in chic surroundings of Bar 8 where wooden walls are inlaid with Lalique crystals.

Le Bristol Paris

Exquisitely beautiful and timelessly stylish, Le Bristol has been a favorite in the fashion world since the 1960s. One of its biggest draws for the fashion crowd is its famous Fashion Saturdays, offering afternoon showcases with high tea and champagne. Keep up-to-date on the latest Fashion Saturday events here. As well as fashion and style, Le Bristol is known for gastronomy. The hotel has four-Michelin stars, and this year Eric Frechon of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Epicure and one-Michelin-starred dining spot 114 Faubourg is celebrating 20 years of being at Le Bristol and 10 years of Epicure holding its three stars. You can then unwind in Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie where treatments are also offered with Tata Harper skincare in a specially designed treatment room.

Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, Paris

Benefiting from a major renovation that came to completion in 2017, Hôtel de Crillon fuses a celebration of its Parisian heritage with fresh design inspiration and extravagant amenities. Signature suites include the tribute to the famous composer, Suite Bernstein, and opulent Suite Marie-Antoinette. But the two suites reflecting the hotel’s connection to fashion most are Les Grands Appartements, which were designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld injected his vision of French chic into these two sprawling suites filled with bespoke furnishings and unique detail. Tear yourself away from your suite to take a dip in the pool, try indulgent treatments in Sense, A Rosewood Spa, and try out the hotel’s restaurants and bars, which include gastronomic L’Ecrin.

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