The Ritz Paris
Recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing Ritz Paris in all its luxurious renovated glory. The Ritz Paris dates back to 1898, and it is one of the most recognized hotels in the world. Located in the heart of Paris on Place Vendôme, the Ritz Paris is the quintessence of the French Art de vivre combining tradition, modernity and innovation. Also it is the last family owned hotel in Paris. The lobby, the bars, the garden and the stairs are stunning and palace worthy.
The Imperial Suite and the Prestige Suites are dedicated to former residents, including F Scott Fitzgerald, Maria Callas and Frederic Chopin and of course the most known Ritz resident Coco Chanel. All suites have been outfitted with museum-quality antiques. The rooms have kept the well-known cream-dominated colour scheme, with blue or pink details. The bathrooms still have their unique golden swan faucets and peach-colored towels and robes. Some traditions are best left untouched.
The hotel is also home to the world’s first Chanel Spa, the legendary restaurant L`Espadon`s a four Michelin stars, Bar Hemingway which is a quintessential part of the Ritz Paris and the new Salon Proust. And there is the 10,500 square foot garden which is vision of a Versailles-style park with linden trees, hanging ivy and beds of roses (when in season).
The service is extremely attentive, all of the Ritz employees take a great pride in what they do and the property it reflects. The Ritz Paris has the highest ratio of employee per room in Europe (650 employees/142rooms) to ensure a full personalized service for all clients.
Although Paris has so many luxurious hotels, there is nothing quite like the Ritz!!