If you are looking to stay in a luxury hotel that is the crème de la crème of Paris hotels, you will want to book a reservation for The Ritz Paris. Not only is it luxurious, it is the priciest hotel that can be found in the city. The latest upgrade took 4 years and was reopened on June 6, 2016. With a low budget starter price tag of $1100 per night with the option of moving up to more than $25,000 per night, the owners have sought to provide the best of French design suitable for the very wealthy and noteworthy.
The Ritz comes with a lot of history within its walls, including more recent history. Its 159 rooms and renovated interior have earned it the French Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Employment designation of “Palace” – a distinction given to only the most elite class of hotels. This palace had been occupied by German forces during World War II, serving as the headquarters of the Nazi Luftwaffe. Of more recent vintage, the hotel was the last place Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, dined before she was tragically killed in the infamous car crash. Both Coco Chanel and F. Scott Fitzgerald called the Ritz Paris their “second home.”
The hotel’s website calls the individual rooms “apartments” which is very appropriate when you have a look at what you are getting for your $1100 (+ or – $24,000) a night, which comes out to be $4,200 a month excluding taxes and foreign exchange fees. Every room is accented with pastels, so if you are looking for a brighter looking room you will have to change your perspective. Each room has within it select pieces of antique art and sculpture strategically placed around the area.
You can choose the size room you want, starting at a scant 375 square feet to the huge 2,350 square foot area of its finest Suite. The hotel carefully distinguishes between its “apartments” and suites, with the largest suite group belonging to the “Prestige Series. At more than 2,000 square feet, this group of rooms is indeed the definition of a typical apartment, but at a very untypical price.
Pictures are usually worth more than 1,000 words, and for what you can expect to pay for these Prestige Suites you will be paying many dollars per word. https://www.ritzparis.com/en-GB/luxury-hotel-paris.
The best room at the Ritz Paris is the Suite Impériale, listed as a Historic Monument. If you book 6 weeks ahead of time you can rent this gem for just over $20,000 a night. Anything before than will cost you almost $26,000 per night. It says it is on the First Floor, but it does not take up the entire floor to the best of our knowledge. Inside you will find the Marie-Antoinette bedroom, which is a replica of the heroine’s bedchamber once located at the Château de Versailles.
The wide selection of apartments and suites can have you walking out on a terrace with a magnificent view of the city, or walking up a few stairs to your bedroom. Upon arriving in Paris you will be greeted by a personalized team who will escort you to the hotel in style. Upon entering your room you will find what is described as “cozy” surroundings, meaning that your room is smallish at the $1,100 a night price tag compared to the Suite Imperiale. But you will discover the best of French tradition in the bathroom when finding the gilded sawn faucets in your tub and the modern touch of having a television behind the mirror in the bathtub, allowing you to watch the world in comfort. Naturally, the bathroom is designed with Italian marble.
Outside of your room you can take a walk through The Gallery, a pathway to expensive luxury presented by 95 windows, 5 boutiques, and a Concept Store. If you are inclined to browse through the highest end of French jewelry, Haute Couture, and travel, you will want to take the time to at least gawk, if not buy, the arrangements in The Gallery. Essentially, the entire hotel is a piece of Paris history – then and now.
Because of the many unique and distinctive features of these two major groups of apartments and suites, there is not enough space to describe every room and the amenities that go along with it. The fact is, it was intended to be this way so that every guest will have a unique experience to take away as they reflect back on the stay. If you are inclined to want a taste of the best the city of Paris has to offer in luxurious accommodations. booking a room at the Ritz Paris is something you must do – and see. You may not be able to afford the suite options, but you are likely to encounter someone of royalty or celebrity as they pass through the hotel. That in itself is worth the price of admission.