Ritz Paris, France 5 Star Luxury Hotel

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Rooms & Suites: 159

The legendary Ritz Paris will close its doors for 2 years on August 1, 2012 for a major renovation. The hotel will reopen in summer 2014.

This legendary hotel is the epitome of luxury, style and glamour. Tradition, prestige, and a legendary past set the Ritz Paris apart from other palace hotels. Ritz Paris is a 5 Star Luxury Hotel and a member of Leading Hotels of the World with 133 Rooms & 42 Suites, located in 1er Arrondissement. In 1898, Cesar Ritz created an exclusive luxury hotel where comfort, gastronomy, and service were accorded the highest priority. Located on the beautiful Place Vendome, the Ritz is in the heart of Paris, within walking distance to many historical monuments and fashionable shopping areas. Among the elegantly appointed rooms and suites are ten renowned specialty suites, including the Coco Chanel, Windsor, and Imperial. Coco Chanel lived here for 30 years, Pamela Harriman swam laps in its pool, Edward VII was one of its first guests, and Guillaume Escoffier was one of its first chefs. These days, a 'home away from home' for Oscar de la Renta, Elton John, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman...The coolest spot to be after 10pm is still the Hemingway Bar.


Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts, Leading Hotels of the World

Accolades & Articles

Slideshow: Expensive Hotel Suites Ritz Paris is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World #2 Best Parisian hotel, Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, 2010 #1 Best hotel floral decoration in Europe, Prix Villégiature Awards, 2008 & 2009 #3 Best Parisian hotel in the Top 50 hotels in Europe, Travel + Leisure, 2008 World's Best Awards Hotel partner of the year, American Express FHR program, 2009 World's best service hotel, Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, 2009 "There are two things the uninitiated always want to know about Paris's most famous hotel. First off, is it really as ritzy as the name would imply? That's a definite yes—after all, the adjective itself derives from this 161-room hotel. Second question: Is it worth it? The answer here is an unequivocal "perhaps." To breathe the rarefied and perfumed (it is) air here costs a small fortune, but the hotel is filled with superlatives. The best bar (and bartender) in Paris is the Hemingway bar, where charming Brit Colin Field holds forth. The restaurant, L'Espadon, has a brilliant chef in Michel Roth. The indoor pool, modeled on ancient Roman baths, is the most spectacular in Europe. And the extras include chauffeur service to and from the airport, an organic room service menu, and Bamford Baby products to pamper the littlest guests. If your pockets are deep enough, book the sumptuous Imperial suite, which has a huge tub and an exact replica of Marie Antoinette's canopy bed at Versailles. Or, while we're on the subject of old queens, ask for the dusty-rose-tinted Elton John suite under the eaves. The Chanel suite, done over by Karl Lagerfeld, is a shrine with furniture in the style of Louis XVI, the Directoire, and the Empire, the way Coco liked it." – Condé Nast Traveler


Conde Nast Gold List, Travel+Leisure World's Best

Trip Type

Business Meeting, Pet Friendly, Romantic Getaway, Wedding

Wow Factors

Colin Peter Field named "Best Bartender in the World" by Forbes

Insider Tips

Egyptian tycoon Mohamed al-Fayed owns the Ritz Paris


Indoor swimming pool Fitness Center Spa


Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)

High Season

May through October