- Hôtel de Crillon has been oozing old world glamour since 1758 and by 1909 it had captivated French society, becoming THE hotel to see and be seen. They recently completed a 5-year renovation that cost an eye watering 200 million euros so expect to be dazzled!
- The sweeping black and white marble staircase plays the perfect backdrop to the legendary Crillon debutante’s ball and while this may not be on your social calendar, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t create your own instagram worthy moment making an entrance all of your own!
- I wasn’t just drawn to the Crillon’s decadence. Its’ faultless service from the always charming, perfectly poised staff that expertly lay on the most delicious, impeccable meals and tend to ones every need was addictive! I’m neither a princess nor a debutante, but I was certainly made to feel incredibly special during my stay.
- I was, of course, bowled over by the incredible selection of 213 champagnes waiting to be sipped from crystal glasses in the gilded bar! Why not take that glass with you to one of the two internal courtyards, the spa or to the heated gold mosaic pool for a drunken dip!
- There is nothing minimalist or modern about this hotel. It’s elegantly decorated in a palette of muted pastels complimented with beautiful, bespoke furniture. The bedrooms are traditional French at its very best and a handful of the grandest rooms at the front of the hotel survive from the 18th century. Our suite had a terrace to die for overlooking the Eiffel Tower!
- I’m not one for fine dining, but you have to have one meal in the one Michelin-starred L’Ecrin. The 12-course menu was a gastronomic experience unlike anything I’d ever tried before and there’s a selection of menus to suit all tastes, plus an exclusive gentleman’s club for the hubby!
- You may only be able to afford one night, but the Hotel de Crillon is perfect for a proposal, anniversary, serious treat, apology or just because it’s Friday and Paris is always a good idea!
Need to Know
Grand, historic hotel encapsulating elegance and sophistication
10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France
78 rooms, 36 suites, 10 signature suites
Michelin starred to French brasserie, all tastes catered for
Welcomed and many of the hotel’s suites accommodate families
Rooms start at £850 per night