The Five Must-Stay Luxury Hotels for Fashion Icons in Paris

Elegance, opulence, unparalleled style—Paris, the capital of fashion, beckons countless celebrities and fashion enthusiasts. And in this city where art, romance, and splendor converge, the choice of hotel becomes the perfect stage for fashion icons to showcase their taste and style. For those who seek exceptional experiences and unparalleled indulgence in life, allow me to unveil the five most stylish and luxurious hotels in Paris.

These hotels not only offer unmatched accommodation experiences but also infuse meticulous attention to detail in their interior designs. They boast awe-inspiring artworks and lavish decorations, exuding luxury and sophistication from every corner.

Whether you yearn for tantalizing gastronomic delights, seek inspiration from classic architecture and design, or pursue the exquisite thrill of high-end fashion shopping, Paris fulfills all your desires for a fulfilling lifestyle. These five hotels embody the elegance and unique charm of Paris in every aspect. Embark on a captivating journey through this enchanting city, with these hotels as your starting point to immerse yourself in the fashion and allure of Paris. Choose one with care and let the fashion capital become your personal runway, where you can display your distinctive style and unparalleled taste.

Ritz Paris

The Ritz Paris, a legendary hotel nestled in the heart of Paris, holds a special place in the hearts of many. It was Coco Chanel’s home for 30 years, Ernest Hemingway described it as a slice of paradise on Earth, and Marcel Proust found its moonlight more enchanting than anywhere else. With its elegant architectural design, extraordinary service, and rich historical heritage, the Ritz Paris stands as one of the most iconic hotels in the world. Whether you seek a romantic getaway or an extraordinary journey, the Ritz Paris guarantees an unforgettable experience.

For food enthusiasts, the Ritz Paris offers a multitude of restaurants and bars, each providing a unique dining experience. L’Espadon, the three Michelin-starred restaurant, is renowned worldwide for its innovative French cuisine and meticulously selected wines, ensuring a truly satisfying gastronomic adventure. Indulge in a cup of afternoon tea at the charming Salon Proust and reminisce about the fleeting moments of youth.

At Ritz Paris Le Comptoir, created by the acclaimed pastry chef François Perret, guests can savor his expertise in classic French desserts, with the famous madeleines being an absolute delight. Meanwhile, at the Hemingway Bar, skilled mixologists craft exquisite cocktails for you to enjoy during moments of relaxation and conviviality.

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Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Situated on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is hailed as one of the palatial gems among luxury hotels in Paris. With its iconic red canopies gracing the balconies, it evokes a sense of allure and is often seen as a captivating presence in various TV shows and series. It is a dream destination for those who yearn to immerse themselves in the fashion realm of Paris and has become a popular topic on social media platforms.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée shares a deep connection with the classic fashion brand, Dior. Legend has it that a young and aspiring Christian Dior, while strolling along Avenue Montaigne, was captivated by the hotel’s red canopies. He paused and vowed to establish his own high-end fashion atelier nearby. He eventually realized his dream and, in 1947, showcased his first haute couture collection, which included the “Plaza” and “Athénée” lines as a tribute to Hôtel Plaza Athénée, which had greatly influenced his creative journey. 

The hotel became a significant venue for high fashion presentations and the residence of Christian Dior himself, marking an unforgettable chapter in fashion history. Today, Hôtel Plaza Athénée continues to shine on Avenue Montaigne, eagerly awaiting you to unveil the mystique of the fashion world and embark on a creative journey that transcends time.

Christian Dior had a fondness for the hotel’s Le Relais Plaza restaurant, to the extent that he even established a flagship Dior SPA within the hotel. Today, Le Relais Plaza is under the stewardship of renowned chef Alain Ducasse, boasting an impressive number of Michelin stars, and continues to offer exceptional dining experiences to guests. Alongside luxurious accommodation and exquisite dining, indulge in top-tier SPA treatments to complete your fashionable journey at Hôtel Plaza Athénée.

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Le Meurice, Paris

Nestled in the heart of Paris, along the fashionable rue de Rivoli, and facing the majestic Tuileries Gardens, Le Meurice Hotel boasts an exceptional location. Just a ten-minute walk from Place de la Concorde, the Louvre Museum, and the luxury shopping street of Rue Saint-Honoré, it has witnessed two centuries of brilliance, etching its name in the annals of Parisian grandeur. With its rich history and exquisite decor, this renowned palace-like establishment stands as one of the most prestigious hotels in France. Offering luxurious accommodations, gastronomic dining options, and breathtaking views, it epitomizes the perfect fusion of taste and opulence. From artist Salvador Dalí to global superstar Beyoncé, Le Meurice has hosted an array of notable guests.

Le Meurice is a true palace, recognized as one of France’s Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Companies), and is hailed as a living historical treasure. It is a must-visit for anyone seeking a regal accommodation experience. Combining lavish neoclassical aesthetics with contemporary comfort, it rivals the nearby Louvre Museum and Place de la Concorde in its grandeur. The hotel is adorned with artwork that brings its rich history to life.

Day and night, this legendary palace hotel exudes the splendor and timeless elegance of the 17th century, leaving visitors awestruck. Its illustrious history and unparalleled luxury set it apart from numerous hotels in Paris. The architects who designed the hotel and the artists who once called it home continue to inspire the imagination. Dalí and Warhol painted here, and Sartre penned “Paris” within these walls. Picasso even celebrated his wedding here.

To this day, the legendary Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse crafts the most delectable cuisine within the hotel. Indulge in afternoon tea at La Pâtisserie du Meurice par Cédric Grolet, where you can savor limited-edition fruit-shaped pastries, renowned worldwide, created daily by pastry virtuoso Cédric Grolet. It is an experience that tantalizes both the eyes and the taste buds. Through every heartfelt detail, every exquisite meal, and every attentive service, the hotel discreetly carries on its shining legacy.

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Cheval Blanc Paris

Vogue US wrote about the newly opened Cheval Blanc Paris in their September 2022 edition, stating, “Combining the ambiance of the 1930s and the 1970s, it exudes a sleek elegance with a touch of modernity.” This five-star hotel, a part of the LVMH group, features four restaurants, a Dior spa, and spacious suites with stunning views of the Seine River.

Proudly presented to the world by LVMH during challenging times, Cheval Blanc Paris embarks on a new fantastical journey, becoming the latest and most dazzling gem in the city. It stands as one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, offering an unrivaled experience that embraces art and fashion. Every corner of the hotel exudes the magnificent splendor of LVMH’s prestigious brands, taking luxury to unparalleled heights.

As you glide through the dedicated elevator, you will be transported to the adjacent Samaritaine department store, also under the LVMH umbrella, where the world of fashion awaits your exploration. Step into the Dior spa within the hotel, where body and mind merge seamlessly, indulging in exclusive treatments and exquisite fragrances. Each guest room incorporates the artistry of Dior’s perfumer François Demachy, providing a unique bathing experience. The lobby’s curtains sparkle like stars, reflecting the elegant atmosphere of jewelry arts from Tiffany, Chaumet, Bulgari, and more.

Delve into the wine cellar, seeking out legendary vintages such as Cheval Blanc, Château d’Yquem, Dom Pérignon, and Hennessy, savoring the privilege of extraordinary wines. The staff’s attire, designed by Guillaume Henry, artistic director of Patou, exudes exquisite charm and allure. Artistic inspiration is carefully curated by the team from Fondation Louis Vuitton, with Frank Gehry’s horse-shaped sculpture standing proudly next to the elevator, infusing the hotel with a touch of enchantment. The architecture, meticulously crafted by Peter Marino, incorporates the essence of Parisian-style buildings, creating a dreamlike space imbued with romance and contemporary flair.

The opening of Cheval Blanc Paris exemplifies the unique wisdom of the LVMH group in attracting top-tier travelers from around the world with “experiential luxury.” It promises an exceptional and unparalleled journey, offering endless opportunities for luxurious experiences and immersing you in the fusion of fashion and art.

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Hôtel du Louvre

Hôtel du Louvre embodies the classic Parisian charm and, after an elegant and fashionable transformation, showcases a new level of refinement. Located between the Louvre Museum and the Paris Royal Palace Theater, the hotel offers a glimpse of the historic museum from your room. When you draw back the curtains in the morning, a sense of indescribable tranquility envelops you. The hotel showcases the timeless Osman architecture of France, originally commissioned by Napoleon III in 1855. It has long been a haven for those seeking a quiet and unique experience, and its distinctive location on Place André Malraux is a noteworthy feature.

As a member of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, Hôtel du Louvre has undergone meticulous renovations and design, revealing a fresh new appearance. Contemporary designer Emmanuel Pierre, known for collaborations with Hermès, Dior, and The New York Times, has taken charge of the hotel’s design, from public spaces to room interiors. 

Each room exudes elegant French charm, preserving the building’s classic walls, revolving door entrance, Art Deco staircase, high ceilings requested by Napoleon III, and marble floors of the same caliber as the Paris Opera House. The L’Officine du Louvre bar features a beautifully recreated stained glass ceiling inspired by an old postcard, adding an elegant touch to the traditional allure of Paris. 

The hotel houses seven themed salons, paying homage to seven historical figures closely related to the hotel’s history: Romantic writer Victor Hugo, realist writer Honoré de Balzac, painter Pablo Picasso, Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, science fiction writer Jules Verne, musician Frédéric Chopin, and Empress Eugénie. From the gentle lighting in the marble bathrooms to flawlessly folded laundry returned within hours, every detail emanates the unchanging pursuit of refined living that the French have cherished for centuries.

This is an ultimate haven, an escape from the hustle and bustle, where rooms exude serenity and comfort. After a day of exploring nearby attractions and cultural landmarks, slip into a plush bathrobe, indulge in a plate of macarons, and immerse yourself in the pristine white bed sheets while gazing at the romantic illuminated views of the Louvre. This hotel not only captures the hearts of tourists but also attracts a steady stream of local intellectuals.

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Paris radiates the glamour of fashion like vintage lace, entwined with an atmosphere of classical art. It is a legend, an everlasting cultural gem, and one of the must-visit cities for travel enthusiasts. As the capital of fashion and art, Paris offers a myriad of art and cultural attractions, Michelin-starred restaurants, and iconic gastronomic experiences. The Montaigne Avenue with its luxury boutiques and the romantic Champs-Élysées are brimming with stories. Moreover, there are numerous luxury hotels waiting to be explored. Each district of this city offers a unique experience.

Le Orano members enjoy exclusive privileges during their stay at the aforementioned hotels.

[Member Privileges]

  • Complimentary daily breakfast for two
  • Complimentary room upgrades (subject to availability)
  • Early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Additional hotel credit at select hotels
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
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