It’s palpable when you enter the Hotel Bristol in Paris. The ambience of luxury, the responsiveness of staff services, the air of belief that its promise of a superlative experience will be realized.
Le Bristol is no secret. Even other hoteliers in Paris and elsewhere remark on its superiority and acknowledge its premiere place in haute monde accommodations.
It begins when you arrive in its palatial yet warm lobby and experience the efficiency and attention paid to you and continues with each of its world class components. The newly refurbished areas are stunning in their appeal. The three star restaurant which has quickly become, and justifiably so, the talk of culinary Paris for its outstanding cuisine, wine and décor is a singular experience in dining.
The new spa is world class and by itself is a reason to experience the Bristol. Everything you could want in a coddling, relaxed atmosphere is there.
The bar is off the lobby and continues the magnificent appointments of luxury and is a hive of activity of people enjoying themselves in a bubbling chatter of various languages. The atmosphere is charged with the attractive, interesting men and women the bar attracts. With its proximity to the Elysee Palace members of the Palace staff (including President Sarkozy who dines in the restaurant frequently) are often there as well as couture designers, brand name business moguls and entertainment industry members.
The concierge staff works its magic with great aplomb and success. Reservations are made effortlessly (or seemingly so) and when you arrive at your restaurant or any other place where they have made arrangements the greeting is always warm and reflective of the esteem in which the establishment holds the Bristol.
The service in the rooms is outstanding and quickly responsive. The staff demeanor speaks of employees who have pride in their jobs and in the hotel for which they work.
The cost of this luxury is not inexpensive, but it is worth it and the experience enhances your time in Paris immeasurably.