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The Ritz, Paris

Ritz Paris in Paris, France.

Photo: Courtesy of Ritz Paris

15 Place Vendome
Paris, 75041, France
TEL: 33-1-43-16-30-30

An institution since 1898, the lavish, opulent Ritz—near the Louvre museum and Tuileries gardens—has maintained its stature as one of Paris’s leading hotels despite a plethora of trendy newcomers. Of course, not everyone can claim the Ritz’s history: it was the world’s first hotel to have a private bath in every room, and everyone from Edward VII to Coco Chanel has called it home (in Chanel’s case, for 37 years). The hotel is undergoing massive renovations and will be closed until summer 2014, but Belle Époque touches will remain. Swan-shaped, gold-plated faucets grace the tubs; a surfeit of period Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Empire furniture fills the rooms; and thousands of euros worth of flowers scent the air each week. Traditional white-glove service, a Roman-style pool ringed with columns, and a Michelin-starred restaurant only add to this lap-of-luxury experience.

Room to Book:

Avoid the "intimate" rooms in the Cambon wing; instead, ask for No. 527 for a view of the Opéra, or a Superior Executive for a room overlooking the tranquil, newly planted Grand Jardin.

Insider Tip:

Order a Bloody Mary at The Bar Hemingway (the cocktail was invented here for the namesake novelist), and let legendary bartender Colin Field entertain with tales of his romantic life.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Childcare
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 103

Number of Suites: 56

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Bars: 3

Year Opened:



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