Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

5 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France

The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme opened in 2002 at the heyday of Asian minimalism, with American architect Ed Tuttle employing dark woods, taupe silks, and clean-lined furniture to transform the grand, 19th-century former headquarters of the Paquin fashion house into one of the city’s most luxurious business hotels. It’s accented with modern French touches such as bespoke sculpted bronze door and cabinet fittings, underfloor heating, French limestone soaking tubs, and rain showers with Blaise Mautin toiletries. Amid other services, airport pick-ups in a Bentley Continental or Rolls Royce Phantom helped win over tourism officials who granted the hotel its current palace status, a grade above a mere five-star rating. Still steadily occupied, but often as hushed as a bank vault, the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is a calm, elegant counterpoint to the nearby Palais Garnier Opera House and blingy Place Vendôme, epicenter of the city’s jewelry district. It’s been a home away from home for many celebrities and it’s a haven for regular business travelers of all industries.

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Parisian Luxury: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

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.

One Night Stay At Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

I got to spend a night at the Park Hyatt Paris- Vendôme in Paris on a press trip with Hennessy. If only I had more time there. It was quite divine. The food and ambiance is an experience in luxury.

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