The Bristol Hotel in Paris belongs to the very exclusive circle of Parisians palaces. It proudly stands near the Palais de l’Elysée, House of the French Presidency.
The Bristol story is closely linked to the Faubourg Saint-Honoré history. It started in 1715, the Court left Versailles to join Paris at the death of Louis XIV. In those quarters, were built rich properties. But it was not until the end of the XIXth century that the Faubourg won the prestige that we know today. Everything began when the Palais de l’Elysée began the Presidents of the Republic Residence. And when, in 1880, the prestigious Hermes saddler and Jean Lanvin seamstress opened their boutiques, beating to other renowned boutiques, symbols of French luxury.
In 1923, Hippolyte Jammet acquired the ancient property of Jules Castellane. He aimed to transform this place in a high-range luxury hotel and gave it the name of Bristol in tribute to a very exigent traveler of the XVIIIth century : Sir Frederick Hervey, Comte of Bristol.
The Brisrol Hotel opened its door in 1925, at the heart of the Roaring Twenties. In a reckless atmosphere, Paris assists the triumph of Josephine Baker, Sydney Bechet and the Charleston. This prosperity climate attracts all the culture and fashion players, such as Rochas, Balenciaga, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Picasso, Mondrian or Dali.
The Hotel Le Bristol shall treasure the impregnation of those moments of glory. Since the 50’s, it represents one of fashion photographs’ favorite spots. The property belongs to an art collector family. Adorned in the highest elegance of the XVIIIth spirit, paintings, engravings or mirrors are genuine.
The 190 guest rooms, including 100 suites, of Le Bristol hotel Paris welcome loyal customers, and sometimes from three generations. Its radiance over the world continued to increase along the decades, inviting itself in the circle of the most prestigious hotels.
Chef Eric Frechon, who was awarded three stars at the Michelin Guide, supervises the kitchens of the Bristol and suggests four different gastronomic experiences :
- The Epicure, three times starred at the Michelin Guide restaurant, all in a light-flooded setting, opens on the beautiful gardens à la Française of the Bristol Paris hotel. Everyday, the Epicure welcomes its host for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- The authentic deluxe brasserie the 114 Faubourg had been recently starred at the Michelin guide. The restaurant is arranged on two levels. The superb eye-catching stairs are made of wrought iron with gold leaves. Every first Monday of the month, wineries events are organized under the name of “Lundis Oenologiques”. A vineyard owner comes to present his wine around a tasting menu particularly created for the occasion.
- With a background where time seems to have stopped, Le Jardin Français offers light food any time of the day. The place is perfect for a cup of tea, as kings and queens in their house. During the heyday, this place, well known by Parisians, extends over a terrace and guests can enjoy Le Bristol tea time in a luxurious garden.
- Hidden behind thick velvet curtains, Le Bar of Le Bristol Paris hotel looks like a very exclusive English club. Vibrating with the rhythm of Parisians and international evenings, it is a perfect place for chic appointments in Paris. Its success is the result of the large offering of rare beverages as well as the chic and felted background.
The Spa Le Bristol By La Prairie, ambassador of the prestigious Swiss beauty brand, has made its home inside the property. With 8 treatment cabins, a fitness center and a children space, the spa is a renowned address in Paris. In an Haute Couture chest, high grade treatments, mixing technology and expertise, are delivered.
Like a boat floating in the sky of Paris, the swimming pool offers an outstanding panoramic view over the Paris skyline. Its unique decoration is inspired by a boat in the sea, giving the impression to relax on a boat deck.
To get the secrets of Paris, liaise with the Bristol concierge, member of the Clés d’Or de Paris. Paris has no secret for them. They will assist you for any request such as the booking of Theater seats or a restaurant, simply on demand.
During your stay, you should make sure to greet Socrate, a Burmese Sacred cat, the Bristol Paris mascot.
Le Bristol Paris is part of the Oetker Collection, an exclusive worldwide selection of luxurious properties. Those prestigious hotels, unified under the brand of Masterpiece Hotels distinguish themselves by their high quality of service, at any time. You’ll find at Le Bristol Paris hotel, the excellence of a high level of service, which is unique to hotels that received the palace label.