The City of Light is undergoing a revival of old buildings with innovative hotel concepts leading some of the charge. We shine the spotlight on five new properties in Paris worth the flight over the Big Pond. For the conference types, the palace seekers, and those who just want to hang in refined quarters that soak in the ultimate Parisian backdrops, this blog is for you.
Here’s a look at five new luxury properties opening in Paris:
Novotel Paris Porte de Versailles
The conference going set will be able to rest their weary heads at this new 235-room conference hotel. Head to the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition. The mid-scale pet-friendly hotel is now open for business or family trips.
Amenities: Wi-Fi, air-conditioned, 24/7 reception, rooms for hearing impaired guests and accessible room for guests with mobility issues. Guests with children can request babysitting for an extra fee. Bike rentals are also available.
Neighborhood Highlights: From the Left Bank of the River Seine to the fabled Montparnasse neighborhood, this special Parisian hub is dominated by views of the Eiffel Tower. You also see Paris’ tallest skyscraper, Tour Montparnasse.
District: 15th Arrondissement
Opening in January
Standard room double occupancy in low season starts from $487. Reservations can be made directly at the hotel website.
Maison Albar Hotels Le Vendome
Near the Opéra Garnier in Rue du Helder luxury hotel seeking guests are sure to find this new jewel will satisfy their overnight stays after the fabulous daily sightseeing activities have ended in the City of Light. Insiders report this Parisian jewel hides a place animated by the souls and events that have shaped the Capital’s history. The luxury boutique property is one of many new properties that is redefining Paris’ competitive hotel scene. The owners behind the new 5-star boutique hotel brand which only entered the scene in 2014 are emphasizing a “L’Art de Vivre a la Francaise” a.k.a. a truly French lifestyle with a nod to ‘luxe decomplexe,’ an easy luxurious emotional experience.
Amenities: The 51-room luxury boutique hotel has a spa, indoor swimming pool, fitness center
Neighborhood Highlights: A few steps from the Place Vendome you are in the epicenter of all things luxe be it shopping, dining, nightlife, and of course, the sightseeing. See two of Paris’ famous icons: the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue de Champs Elysees.
District: 9th Arrondissement
Opening in February 2020
Standard room double occupancy in low season starts from $329. Reservations can be made directly at the hotel website
Cheval Blanc Paris
Part of the French luxury giant LVMH, comes this chic ultra-sophisticated hotel brand which has begun to spread its white horse mantra across Paris. The same group owns properties outside Paris but also has acquired the prestigious Bulgari brand which of course is another luxe brand that has stepped into the hotel scene. When the Cheval Blanc Paris opens this spring you know you will be having the best in personalized service as well as the finest luxury amenities, thanks to the head honcho who is overseeing this new hotel. Monsieur Christian Boyens who used to be the General Manager of the Ritz Paris has been tasked to develop and expand this Cheval Blanc brand. The 72-room and suite contemporary haven in the heart of the City of Light is situated in the former department store, La Samaritaine.
Amenities: Bespoke artisan furniture, art collection, generous spacious rooms, stunning views, signature Parisian Chic bathroom products, 24/7 room service, spa, swimming pool.
Neighborhood Highlights: Art Gallery District, shops and the River Seine
District: 1st arrondissement
Opening in April 2020
Check the hotel website for reservations. No room pricing yet available.
Airelles Château De Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle
Here’s a lavish imperial-looking chateau that is surely Queen or King worthy. Erected on the grounds of the Versailles Palace the palatial luxury boutique hotel promises all the creature comforts for today’s 21st century traveler … and more. The 23-room hotel is designed with classic elegance to match its posh surrounds.
Amenities: Get set for an Alain Ducasse restaurant, spa, wellness center, indoor swimming pool.
Neighborhood Highlights: Guests will have prime viewing opportunities of the Palace of Versailles. See the gardens, and take a quick stroll to see the famous Hall of Mirrors and the Orangery.
District: Southwest of Paris, in the city of Versailles
Opening in spring 2020
Reservations open on February 3. Check the hotel website
Hotel Particulier Villeroy
Indulge in a bespoke bar fittingly named after the iconic street from which the new hotel resides, Jean Goujon – he was the famous 16th century architect and personal sculptor to King Henry II. Located in the acclaimed Golden Triangle area of Paris, this new residential-style boutique hotel is situated in a private mansion with 11 guest apartments and suites. Dining has been curated by a Michelin-starred Chef.
Amenities: 24 hour butler service, spa, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, private chef, personal trainor, complimentary overnight shoeshine, courtesy pressing of two garments per guest per day and more.
Neighborhood Highlights: You are within Avenue George V and the famous Champs-Elysees, Avenue Montaigne forms the third leg in this classic Golden Triangle.
District: 8th arrondissement
Low season room rates start from $1,186 per night
For bookings visit www.hotelvilleroy.com
You can make your hotel booking by visiting each hotel website mentioned. Room rates vary.
Photography by Ilona Kauremszky and supplied