C California Style

LE BRISTOL PARIS inner garden courtyard.
The indoor pool.
The Prestige Élysée suite.

Elegance in Excess

by C California Style

At almost a century old, Le Bristol Paris is at its most relevant and refined.

After 90 years, most things get a little tired. But not Le Bristol Paris, the iconic 8th Arrondissement hotel that opened in 1925 and currently, fresh off a $150 million-plus revamp, looks chicer than ever. Its slew of stars—five for the divine property, three Michelin stars for its flagship restaurant, Epicure, and one for chef Eric Frechon’s newer 114 Faubourg—can claim some credit. Located on the most luxurious and fashionable street in the City of Light, Le Bristol draws guests in proximity to the city’s most coveted attractions like the Grand Palais and Jardin des Tuileries. Rooms styled with crystal chandeliers, Persian carpets, period furniture and private terraces boasting jaw-dropping views, plus the serene new Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie, are further reasons to book a visit. But it is ultimately elevated via superior service by staff who go out of their way to make you feel at home—if your home were the most elegant palace in Paris, that is. lebristolparis.com.

PHOTOS: Courtesy of Le Bristol Paris.