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A Guide to the Most Romantic Hotels in Paris

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Step into a world of luxury at Hotel le Fouquet

Will a love affair with the French City of Lights ever be over? Not with a stay at these romantic hotels.

A few blocks away, just off the Jardin des Tuileries, sits Hotel Le Fouquet, which was revamped last year by Jacques Garcia and Edouard François, 11 years after opening. The surrounding streets are filled with boutiques and cafés conveniently located within close walking proximity to Armani, Bulgari, and Hermès, making Le Fouquet popular among fashion week alums. The best room is the palatial 210 sqm presidential suite. Its grand dining area is ideal for evening parties, where guests can marvel at the bird’s-eye view of the Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower. The theme is certainly lavish, with gold paneling complementing rich mahogany woods. The showstopping design element is the sliding mirror doors which open to reveal a striking black granite bathroom where you can enjoy a spa-inspired experience in the privacy of your own suite.

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Enjoy an afternoon break in the Plush le Marta Paris

If you want the real thing, head to Spa Diane Barrière, which was plushly redesigned by Chantal Peyrat. With five treatment rooms, a sauna, swimming pool, and fitness center, all your needs are covered. For dinner afterwards, Le Joy restaurant is a true Parisian dream. Take a seaton its garden terrace to relax and unwind in the lush, romantic setting. As well as being a state-ofthe-art building, the Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet is also the first Parisian luxury hotel to have calculated its carbon footprint in order to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 20% by 2020. A hotel with a conscience – now that’s something to really fall in love with.

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The Peninsula Suite living room

The Peninsula Paris opened in 1908 and was renowned at the time as one of the city’s grandest hotels. It has since been meticulously renovated and modernized, while maintaining its quintessential Parisian essence. Upon entering the grand lobby, it’s immediately apparent that the guiding force behind the hotel’s interiors is unequivocal luxury. Each room is adorned in hues of granite gray, light beige, and soft creams that accent the high-gloss, lacquered furnishings. The hotel has 200 luxurious rooms, including 86 suites – the largest being the Peninsula suite, an authentic Haussmannian residence. The opulent, spacious 318 sqm suite establishes an idyllic first impression, thanks to the grand piano that greets you on entering and the delicate chandeliers that hang from the high ceilings. The double-doored windows give the feeling of a perennially sunny spring day, but if the nights get chilly, a gold fireplace, anchored by a plush off-white sofa and pairs of comfortable chairs, awaits.

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An authentic Cantonese experience at LiLi

The luxe experience continues in the hotel’s two restaurants. LiLi, with its authentic Cantonese cuisine led by French executive chef Christophe Raoux and Chinese chef Peter Ma, is impossibly Parisian with romantic lighting setting the tone. For après dinner, head to the rooftop L’Oiseau Blanc restaurant terrace for a night cap and majestic views of the twinkling city below.

Originally printed in the May 2018 issue of Vogue Arabia.

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