Recognised as Europe’s Leading Hotel by the prestigious World Travel Awards in 2011, Hôtel Le Bristol in Paris has recently unveiled the results of a €100million three year restoration programme.
Breaking Travel News takes a look at the new signature suites, Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie, and Epicure restaurant.
Hôtel Le Bristol, the first hotel to be rated as a Palace in France, has unveiled the completion of Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie, two new signature suites and Epicure, the newly decorated three star Michelin restaurant, formerly the ‘Gastronomique’.
The two new suites – the ‘Imperial’ and the ‘Honeymoon’ will be two of Paris’s most dramatic.
The launch heralds the completion of a €100million three year restoration programme which included the launch of a new wing in 2009 and addition of restaurant Le 114 Faubourg.
The entire restoration programme has been designed by hotel owner Maja Oetker in close collaboration with architect Pierre-Yves Rochon.
Spa Le Bristol
Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie includes eight beauty treatment cabins, a Russian Wet Room with the first affusion shower in Paris, a Turkish bath for women only, a double VIP suite, a fitness centre, children’s area and a hairdressing salon.
The spa is also working with five other famous brands including Organic Pharmacy, Russie Blanche, Maison D’Largon, Les Thermes Marins de Saint Malo and By Terry. The spa is set over three floors of the hotel, is bathed in natural light and opens out onto a beautiful indoor garden.
A welcoming water wall in the reception area invites guests to enter a timeless cocoon of wellbeing and beauty in typical French-style luxury. Two tailor-made signature treatments include – Private Bristol for Traveler and Ritual Rose de Mai.
The two new signature suites will be some of the hotel’s most iconic. Each has two bedrooms and are decorated with superb quality fabrics from the house of Canovas with Aurora pink marble in the bathrooms.
The Imperial Suite spans 320m² and, with its impressive Versailles parquet, boasts its own dining room for up to twelve people overlooking the hotel’s French-style garden, a separate lounge decorated with the famous Taillardat furniture and a large walk-in wardrobe in the main bedroom.
The second bedroom features a lounge area, bath, separate shower and double washbasin. The suite also has its very own hamman.
The Honeymoon Suite offers a panoramic view of some of the capital’s finest monuments including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides and the Grand Palais.
Furnished in typical 18th century style, the suite spans 237m² and exudes ultimate luxury with four surrounding balconies, a large lounge, an elegant main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and a second bedroom decorated in champagne and red shades ensuring an unforgettable stay.
Epicure, Hôtel Le Bristol’s newly christened three Michelin starred gastronomic restaurant, reflects the hotel’s art of gracious living through its cool, comfortable, elegant and bright ambiance.
The restaurant now opens out onto the hotel’s striking French-style garden so diners can enjoy the beautiful surroundings all year round, which is remarkable for Paris.
At Epicure guests can enjoy fine cuisine specially prepared by Le Bristol’s 3 Michelin-starred Head Chef, Eric Frechon as well as sweet delicacies by ‘Pastry Chef of the Year’, Laurent Jeannin.
Didier Le Calvez, chief executive of Hôtel Le Bristol, commented: “The recent renovations are a major step forward for Hôtel Le Bristol to further enhance our position and provide authentic, luxury living in the heart of Paris.
Spa Le Bristol is devoted to the art of fine living while the launch of our two luxurious signature suites and Epicure will supplement the unique European Heritage that is synonymous with Hôtel Le Bristol.”