8th arrondissement, Paris
Hôtel de Crillon
A Rosewood Hotel
What it is
The former home of the Counts of Crillon dynasty, built in 1758 and recently emerged from a five-year (!) renovation.
What it isn't
Understated. Gold is the new gold.
What we think
Sumptuous Parisian stays may feel like a euro a dozen, but they’re not often like this: in a literal palace, newly re-crowned thanks to interior designers Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer, with a few suites designed by some guy named Karl Lagerfeld. Rooms come fitted with Rivolta Carmignani Italian linens, French pillows and duvets, rain showers, and a television hidden within the bathroom mirror. Request a courtyard view for blissful quiet (Louis Benech—the same landscape designer behind the current iteration of the Tuileries Gardens—plotted the hotel’s alfresco areas). For the gastronomic restaurant, L'Ecrin, chef Christopher Hache spent much of the renovation years gathering edible inspiration from Michelin-starred chefs around the world. It replaces Les Ambassadors, long the hotel's fine dining room, now a cocktail bar with live entertainment.
You're here because
You want to live like royalty, with 24-hour butler service, evening turn-down and one-hour pressing service.
After a sultry day on the town, you’re thrilled to do the one thing the Count de Crillon couldn’t: plunge into a cool subterranean swimming pool. Bliss.
The Place de la Concorde, a quick stroll from Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Champs-Élysées, and all your forthcoming picnics along the Seine.