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Suite life: Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme

Hotel: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
Size: Suites from 40 square metres
Price: Suites from €902 (about A$1,145) per night
Website: paris.vendome.hyatt.com
Review by: Gary Allen

ABOUT THE HOTEL

The Park Hyatt is the only modern property of Paris’ five Palace hotels, the highest ranking in the country’s classification system. The hotel opened in 2002, housed inside five Hausman-era buildings from the mid 1800s that were meticulously joined together by a team of architects. Interiors were designed by Ed Tuttle of Amanresorts fame and are slick, modern and elegant.

 

UNIQUE FEATURES

The hotel exhibits a permanent collection of contemporary artwork curated by renowned gallerist Darthea Speyer. Paintings, sculptures and drawings were either bought or specifically commissioned for the property and temporary exhibitions are often on display in the lobby or restaurants.

 

DINING

The flagship restaurant Le Pur has one Michelin star with meals prepared in a large open kitchen. An exclusive chef’s table overlooks the kitchen and guests can choose from the restaurant’s menu or design a meal themselves in consultation with the chef. Don’t miss the signature brunch in Les Orchidees or lunch in La Terrasse, a quiet, shady courtyard restaurant open during the warmer months.

 

SPA

Park Hyatt’s Le Spa is exclusively for the use of hotel guests, so you shouldn’t have a problem securing a reservation in one of the four treatment rooms. Treatments use Payot products and there’s also a whirlpool bath, steam room, sauna and gym. If you don’t want to leave your room, the hotel’s three top suites come with their own private spa areas with whirlpool baths, steam showers and massage tables.

 

HIGHLIGHTS/COULD DO BETTER

The Presidential Suite is designed to feel like a private Paris apartment, rather than a hotel room. Spread over two levels the one-bedroom suite has three terraces with views of the city’s rooftops, a kitchen, living and dining area with grand piano, walk in wardrobes and a 40-square metre private in-room spa.

 

IF YOU’D LIKE TO UPGRADE…

The Presidential Suite is designed to feel like a private Paris apartment, rather than a hotel room. Spread over two levels the one-bedroom suite has three terraces with views of the city’s rooftops, a kitchen, living and dining area with grand piano, walk in wardrobes and a 40-square metre private in-room spa. Rates start from €11,000 (about A$13,883) per night.

 

INSIDER TIP

Grab one of the bicycles from the hotel’s Bicycle Valet and a picnic basket prepared by head chef Jean-François Rouquette, and head to the nearby Tuilleries Garden for a picnic.

 

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