Although surrounded by elegance on Paris’ Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Le Bristol stands proudly in the knowledge that it is the main attraction. The Parisian palace is rich with century-old stories and is bursting with furniture plucked straight from Marie Antoinette’s mood board (presumably).
You wouldn’t know it was a family-run hotel by the opulence that fills each and every room – the only giveaway would be Fa-Roun, the live-in Burmese cat, sleeping atop the concierge desk. Through Le Bristol’s gleaming double doors, held open by staff with equally gleaming smiles, you’ll find the pièce de résistance: a courtyard so perfect you would almost be shocked to learn the grass wasn’t cut by hand.
There is no better place to spend summer in the city than on the sprawling grounds dotted with like-minded sun-worshippers, and any Parisian can attest. Le Bristol is what every woman envisions when she first dreams of Paris as a child, and sees herself standing on the balcony under a red-and-white awning, summer dress blowing in the breeze.
You wouldn’t be alone in that dream, either, and a simple scroll through Le Bristol’s Instagram will prove it. Whether you spend your evening having dinner in the three Michelin-starred Epicure or getting star-struck on the A-list frequented rooftop, you’ll know one thing for sure when your head hits the perfectly plump pillow come midnight: There’s no place like home.
Rates start from Dhs6,345 per night for a Deluxe Room for two people, including tax.
From Harper's BAZAAR Arabia March 2020 Issue