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Where to stay in Paris

The IT edit of the best hotels in Paris; from the bucket-list icons and fashionista hangouts, to the cheap and chic.

Plaza Athénée

25 avenue Montaigne Arr. 8
METRO: Alma-Marceau
Long one of the city’s ultimate five-star establishments, the red-awninged Plaza Athénée has just reopened after a lovely refresh.

Le Bristol Paris

28 Place des Vosges Arr. 3
METRO: Chemin Vert
A classic Right-Bank uber-luxurious hotel with an unquestionable pedigree, its positioning on the revered rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. A secret garden and – rare for Paris – a pool, make it a firm member of the elite Parisian hotels, and a member of our 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World 2013.

Hotel Washington Opéra

50 Rue De 50 Richelieu, Arr. 1
METRO: Pyramides

A former townhouse of Madame Pompidou, The Washington Opéra’s position just off the Place Vendôme puts it right in the thick of things.

Shangri-La Paris

10, avenue d’Léna Arr. 16
Housed in Napoleon III’s grand-nephew’s house, The Shangri-La Paris is a stunning proposition on a grand scale.

The Peninsula

19 Avenue Kléber Arr. 16
METRO: Kléber
The latest luxury opening in the city, The Peninsula is housed in a grand Hausmann building and is all that the name implies; gorgeous rooftop bar and restaurant with the incredible views of the Eiffel Tower, cosy Le Bar Kleber and and the Lobby Lounge, the Peninsula is one of the finest palatial hotels in Paris.

Le Relais Madeleine

11BIS Rue Godot de Mauroy Arr. 9
METRO: Madeleine
Le Relais Madeleine is a charming three-star boutique establishment, centrally located with individually decorated rooms and charming staff. The chain has similar properties scattered across the city.

Hôtel Costes

239-241 Rue Saint-Honoré Arr. 1
METRO: Opéra / Concorde
If you are a dedicated follower of fashion then Hôtel Costes is for you – seriously chic and just plain cooler than cool. If you want to know that you have mixed with the hippest, coolest and most avant garde in Paris, this is your Parisian base.

Le Meurice

228 rue de Rivoli Arr. 1
METRO: Tuileries
Enjoying an unbeatable position opposite the Jardin des Tuileries, a Philippe Starck surrealist refurb mixed with its 18th century heritage, as well as Alain Ducasse overseeing the food and beverage offering, this is one of the grand dames of the Parisian hotels, particularly great for a special occasion. Little wonder it made our 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World 2013.

Pavilion de la Reine

28 Place des Vosges Arr. 3
METRO: Chemin Vert
Discreetly tucked away behind the arch in the Place des Vosges, the ivy-drenched Pavilion de la Reine is a dream Parisian pied-à-terre.

Mama Shelter

109 Rue de Bagnolet Arr. 20
METRO: Rue Saint Maur
Philippe Starck’s well-priced Mama Shelter Paris in the 20th arrondissement is fun and funky.

Generator Paris

9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien Arr. 10
METRO: Colone Fabien
Opening in early 2015, Generator Paris is much anticipated in a city with a dearth of chic yet cheap hostel accommodation.

Four Seasons Hotel George V

31 avenue George V Arr. 8
METRO: George V / Alma Marceau
An art deco legend with a two-Michelin-Star restaurant, no wonder it is one of our 100 Best Hotels and Resorts 2013.

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