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......

Hôtel 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

So much more than a luxury hotel, it is an art gallery, an adventure, the very first Parisian palace where the greatest artists......

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......