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 …

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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 31 hotels to have been awarded the Palace distinction in France, Paris currently accounts for 12.

Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel 5/5 Palace


10 place de la Concorde, Paris, 75008


Grandiose and majestic with interiors signed Ange-Jacques Gabriel, and a symbol of French luxury, the Hôtel de Crillon, a......

La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa 5/5 Palace


42 avenue Gabriel, Paris, 75008


A very fine hotel A discrete address on a side road along the Champs-Elysées, La Réserve Paris offers the quintessential style......

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris 5/5 Palace


35-37 avenue Hoche, Paris, 75008


The Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris, just 2 steps away from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées is a 5 star and......

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme 5/5 Palace


5 rue de la Paix, Paris, 75002


Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is the first contemporary palace in Paris. Ideally located at 5 rue de la Paix, the hotel is a stone's......

Hôtel Lutetia 5/5 Palace


45 boulevard Raspail, Paris, 75006


Located at the heart of the iconic Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Hotel Lutetia re-opened its doors in 2018. Founded in 1910, the......

The Peninsula Paris 5/5 Palace


19 avenue Kléber, Paris, 75116

The Peninsula Paris is ideally situated in the heart of the city, a stone's throw away from the Arc de Triomphe and some of the......

Shangri-La Paris 5/5 Palace


10 avenue d'Iéna, Paris, 75116

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

Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Paris 5/5 Palace


251 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75001

Mandarin Oriental, Paris is a celebration of Paris today and tomorrow, inspired by fashion and artistic creativity and......

Plaza Athénée Paris 5/5 Palace


25 avenue Montaigne, Paris, 75008

True to its extraordinary city, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée is no ordinary palace. Here, on the prestigious avenue Montaigne, the......

Le Meurice 5/5 Palace


228 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75001

The original palace hotel in the heart of historic Paris, Le Meurice is the very epitome of quiet elegance. So much more than a......

Four Seasons Hotel George V 5/5 Palace


31 avenue George V, Paris, 75008

With breathtaking floral creations, 3 Michelin-starred restaurants (a first in Europe!), appartments with typically Parisian......

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......