The Palace distinction

High standards of service, upmarket facilities, bespoke service, a prestigious history…

What does the Palace distinction mean?

The Palace distinction is a prestigious label that increases the international profile of 5 star hotels that present exceptional characteristics such as their geographical location, historical interest, bespoke service …

Label Palace © OTCP - DR

How do you obtain the Palace distinction?

Establishments wishing to be awarded the Palace distinction must go through two obligatory stages:

  • The examination of their application, conducted by Atout France, who check that the eligibility criteria has been respected: 5-star rating, existence of a spa, a polyglot staff, concierge service …
  • A presentation in front of a panel of personalities - 14 members from the world of literature, the arts, culture, the media, and the business world­ – who decide whether or not the establishment can aspire to the Palace distinction in terms of various indispensable criteria: the beauty of the place, historical heritage, high standards of service, gastronomy, the environment … in order to give a determining opinion.

Of the 19 hotels to have been awarded the Palace distinction in France, Paris currently accounts for 9. The latest establishment to have been elevated to the rank of palace was The Peninsula Paris, in July 2016.

The Peninsula Paris 5/5 Palace Member


19 avenue Kléber, Paris, 75116

The Peninsula Hotels group makes a noteworthy entrance in Europe with the opening of Peninsula Paris. This hotel, open since 1......

Shangri-La Hotel Paris 5/5 Palace Member


10 avenue d'Iéna, Paris, 75116

The Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' first European establishment, the Shangri-La Hotel Paris opened its doors on 17 December 2010......

Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Paris 5/5 Palace Member


251 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75001

Mandarin Oriental, Paris, one of only eight hotels in the city honoured with the prestigious ‘Palace’ distinction, has a premier......

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris 5/5 Palace Member


35-37 avenue Hoche, Paris, 75008


In June 2013, the Royal Monceau Raffles Paris recieved its 'palace hotel' status. The famous hotel on avenue Hoche was given a......

Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme 5/5 Palace Member


5 rue de la Paix, Paris, 75002


Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is the most contemporary palace hotel in Paris. The hotel is in an ideal location in the heart of the......

Plaza Athénée Paris 5/5 Palace Member


25 avenue Montaigne, Paris, 75008

The hotel is 'Excel Place' certified and received the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) label as well as......

Le Meurice 5/5 Palace Member


228 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

On 5 May 2011, the hotel received 'palace' status. Ideally situated in front of the Tuileries Gardens, between Place de la......

Four Seasons Hôtel George V Paris 5/5 Palace


31 avenue George V, Paris, 75008

Welcome to the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris. Private terraces overlooking Paris, luxury facilities adorned with 18th century......

Le Bristol Paris 5/5 Palace


112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75008

An iconic Parisian Palace hotel renowned for its exemplary service and refinement, Le Bristol Paris belongs to the prestigious......