Virgilio Martínez, the chef of Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru, stays at the Park Hyatt when he visits Paris. “The concierge here is incredible at getting tables at impossible-to-get-into restaurants,” he says. Located on Rue de la Paix, which runs from Opéra to Place Vendôme, the Park Hyatt is an ideal base for shopping and museum-hopping. The grand exterior leads to 196 rooms that have a stylish, comfortable pied-à-terre feel. Book a seat at the chef’s table of the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant for decadent dishes such as preserved duck foie gras shabu-shabu and scallops with seaweed butter.
This appeared in the May 2014 issue.