Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris reopened in 2010 as the most exciting 5-star luxury hotel in Paris, after a radical and complete two-year transformation by designer Philippe Starck.
The hotel has 149 luxurious rooms and suites and is just minutes from the Arc-de-Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées in Paris' 8th arrondissement. At Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris, art is omnipresent, with an exclusive service of Art Concierge, an Art Bookstore, a private Art Gallery, a 99-seat cinema theatre and an impressive private art collection. Food and drink are an art form here too - from the buzz of the Long Bar on the ground floor, to the two restaurants, 'Matsuhisa Paris' for a Japanese cuisine and 'Il Carpaccio' Michelin-starred Italian restaurant. Not to be missed are the delicious pastries, macarons and chocolates by Pierre Hermé, considered by Vogue magazine as the 'Picasso of pastry'. The 1,500sqm Spa My Blend by Clarins is an award-winning white paradise, with the longest swimming pool in a Parisian hotel.
Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)
May through October