Situated in rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré (8th), Le Bristol benefits from its position a few steps from the Élysée Palace, art galleries and luxury boutiques.
A historic palace opened in 1925 and the only palace belonging to a European family, the Oetker family since 1978. Le Bristol has 99 bedrooms and 88 suites of different sizes. What’s more, Maja Oetker oversaw the decoration of the new rooms, which express “luxury à la française” in the purest 18th century style.
Royal Suites, Panoramic Suite, Terrace Suites ... the 5-star hotel also has a Paris Suite with a surface area of 150m² with a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower; the loveliest suite is the 320 m² Imperial Suite which offers a view of the 1,200m² French-style garden and the interior courtyard. The new Honeymoon Suite, inaugurated in September 2011, offers a magnificent view of the monuments of Paris.
Epicure, its 3-star gastronomic restaurant
The hotel has two restaurants. ‘Epicure’ is a gastronomic three-star restaurant directed by Eric Fréchon, chef of the establishment’s kitchens, and the ‘114 Faubourg’, a luxury brasserie with Eric Desbordes at the helm.
The Bristol’s swimming pool on the 6th floor overlooks the Eiffel Tower and Sacré Cœur and has a sun lounge. For beauty treatments and relaxation the Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie comprises eight cubicles including two doubles, a Russian room with heated marble table and Vichy shower, a steam room, a Jacuzzi, a fitness space and a hair salon.
Seven reception rooms with sublime decor are available for events and receptions. Finally, the Bar of the Bristol, which celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2010, has an original cocktail menu and hosts the highly-popular ‘Thés à la mode’ for tea fans with tea from 15 plantations around the world.
The hotel’s managing director Didier Le Calvez, was also manager at The Four Seasons Hotel George V and oversaw preparations for the opening of The Shangri- La Paris. The bedrooms and suites, some of the biggest of Paris’s palaces, were refurbished in 2009 and 2010. Le Bristol thus spends €5 M euros each year on renovation work and even carries out major projects. The recent extension work on the corner of avenue Matignon cost 100 million euros.