The Bas­sion of paris

Paris, the city of love, has a mys­ti­cal re­la­tion­ship with ro­mance that dates back cen­turies and this grace­ful and al­lur­ing des­ti­na­tion con­tin­ues to be a mag­i­cal source of in­spi­ra­tion and a mag­net for global trav­ellers.

Asia Dreams - - THE PASSION OF PARIS -

Un­sur­passed in its choice of art gal­leries, mu­se­ums, his­tor­i­cal plazas, churches and palaces that sit along­side de­signer shop­ping and an un­ri­valled culi­nary her­itage, Paris re­mains the num­ber one global city des­ti­na­tion. With ex­cel­lent pub­lic trans­port and an ar­ray of mag­nif­i­cent his­tor­i­cal walk­ways, ex­plor­ing is easy.

Hô­tel Le Bris­tol Paris

For cou­ples seek­ing an in­dul­gent and so­phis­ti­cated Parisian base look no fur­ther than the Hô­tel Le Bris­tol Paris, a lux­u­ri­ous Palace-des­ig­nated 5-star ho­tel where guests are in­vited to bask in the majesty of the opulent spa­ces, im­merse them­selves in Miche­lin-starred din­ing, marvel at the art and rel­ish the out­stand­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

With a choice of el­e­gant ac­com­mo­da­tion, Le Bris­tol Paris is sit­u­ated in the heart of Paris on Rue du Faubourg Sainthonoré, a street lined with de­signer bou­tiques, bistros and bars. For the ex­plorer, it's within easy reach of land­marks such as the Arc de Tri­om­phe and the Av­enue des Champs-élysées.

The rooms and suites have gar­den or street views and fea­ture sump­tu­ous Louis XV and Louis XVI fur­ni­ture, pe­riod dé­cor, lux­u­ri­ous mar­ble bath­rooms and sit­ting ar­eas. For some­thing re­ally spe­cial, there are nine lav­ish Sig­na­tures Suites, in­clud­ing the Hon­ey­moon

Suite with its 180-de­gree view over the cap­i­tal's most iconic mon­u­ments, in­clud­ing the Eif­fel Tower. The Panoramic Suite, mean­while, is the per­fect place for a ro­man­tic tête-à-tête un­der the Parisian sky from the de­light­ful ter­race im­mor­talised by Woody Allen in the movie Mid­night in Paris.

With the el­e­gant Le Bar du Bris­tol bar, the airy and so­phis­ti­cated Café An­to­nia and two Miche­lin-starred restau­rants over­seen by triple Miche­lin-starred Chef Éric Fre­chon, Le Bris­tol Paris is a bas­tion of gas­tro­nomic ex­cel­lence. Ro­man­tic, grace­ful and so­phis­ti­cated, the three-starred Epi­cure Restaurant is

found on the ground floor over­look­ing the French gar­dens, where with its mar­ble floors, be­spoke table­ware, pe­riod art, chan­de­liers and el­e­gantly dressed ta­bles, guests are promised an ex­quis­ite and ex­clu­sive din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Nat­u­rally Chef Fre­chon uses only the very best sea­sonal pro­duce, like black truf­fles from Périg­ord, caviar from Sologne, line-caught whit­ing from Saint-gilles-croix-de-vie and the rich­est Nor­mandy but­ter to craft dishes of­ten in­spired by a fra­grance, a story or a chance en­counter, but al­ways in­spired by the cul­ture of ter­roir and French culi­nary her­itage. The menu is full of ex­cep­tional dishes like his sig­na­ture Mac­a­roni stuffed with black truf­fle, ar­ti­choke and duck foie gras and grat­inéed with aged Parme­san, as well as deserts like the Black Truf­fle by Pas­try Chef Julien Al­varez. Set over two floors con­nected a wide sweep­ing stair­case, the ho­tel's sec­ond Miche­lin-awarded restaurant is the on­es­tarred 114 Faubourg brasserie. Here, Chef Fre­chon of­fers in­spired tra­di­tional Parisian cui­sine like duck pâté en croûte with pick­led veg­eta­bles, ar­ti­choke soup with pan-seared foie gras and black truf­fle emul­sion and the leg­endary Vanilla Bour­bon mille-feuille with salted but­ter caramel.

As one would ex­pect, the fa­cil­i­ties are im­pres­sive and in­clude a su­perb so­lar­ium and pool on the sixth floor and an ex­cep­tional spa. An oa­sis of stylish calm and lux­ury, the pool opens onto a broad ter­race and is framed both sides by floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows and two trompe l'oeil fres­cos by pain­ter Pier­re­marie Rudelle fore and aft. De­signed to re­sem­ble the deck of a sail­boat, this cre­ates the im­pres­sion of sail­ing to­wards the Ho­tel du Cap-eden-roc in An­tibes.

Just like the pool, the Spa Le Bris­tol by La Prairie com­bines tran­quil­lity and re­fine­ment. Fea­tur­ing six treat­ment rooms, guests can ex­pe­ri­ence an ex­clu­sive col­lec­tion of face and body treat­ments, mas­sages and beauty rit­u­als us­ing the finest La Prairie prod­ucts. For some­thing ex­tra­or­di­nary, se­lect a treat­ment in­spired by the Rus­sian Baniya de­liv­ered in the Rus­sian Room with its steam room and heated mar­ble ta­ble de­signed to com­bine in­tense heat and cold to for­tify the body's nat­u­ral re­sis­tance.

Hô­tel Le Bris­tol Paris

112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-honoré 75008 Paris, France

T: (+33) 153434300 E: reser­va­tions.le­bris­tol­paris@ oetk­er­col­lec­ oetk­er­col­lec­ Paris Essen­tials

Paris is an ex­cep­tional des­ti­na­tion with a huge and di­verse choice of things to do and see. Here are a few ro­man­tic ideas that might whet your ap­petite.

• Cap­ti­vat­ing views from the top of the Eif­fel Tower

• A ro­man­tic sun­set din­ner cruise • A river­side stroll

• Ex­plor­ing Notre-dame Cathe­dral

• The olde-worlde charm of Ga­lerie Vivi­enne near the Lou­vre

• The Palace of Ver­sailles and its spec­tac­u­lar open gar­dens, once the seat of power and now the Mu­seum of France

• Theatre, opera, cabaret and Broad­way shows

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