For globetrotting pet lovers who can't imagine leaving home for a luxury getaway without their special companions, Hotel Fouquet's Barrière is the place to head, with special pet services including:
Deluxe plush pet bed in-room upon arrival; Special baskets, bowls and dishes; Mats embroidered with pet's name, placed next to owner's bed; Vittel water upon arrival; Meals (available via room service) of gourmet fish, chicken or beef accompanied by wild rice, steamed vegetables or homemade pasta; Selection of special toys.
The best part? There is no extra charge for this service - guests just pay the regular room rates. However, be aware that pets may be extremely resistant to leaving after experiencing the fine life. At the very least, travelers should be sure to have some Vittel water on hand upon returning home.
Located at the corner of the Champs Elysées and Avenue Georges V, Hotel Fouquet's Barrière opened its doors in November 2006 and is the first five-star hotel to open in Paris in almost 80 years (the George V, unveiled in 1928, was the last). A unique combination of modern chic and fin-de-siècle grandeur, Fouquet's was designed by architect Edouard François in traditional Paris "Haussmann" style, while Jacques Garcia oversaw the interior design. Decadent materials of velvet, mahogany, marble, silk and embroidered leather fuse beautifully with high-tech digital equipment - such as wall mirrors that amazingly turn into televisions - and a special emphasis is put on service, with personal butlers being assigned to each guest upon arrival. To learn more, visit www.fouquets-barriere.com.