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Rooms & Suites

Le Bristol Paris has 190 rooms and suites situated across the original building, the Matignon wing and the Residence wing. All bedrooms are decorated with spectacular fabrics from the house of Canovas with the highest quality finishes, including fragrant Hermès bathroom soaps. In addition to 40 Junior Suites, there are two 110-square-meter Terrace Suites, each with a large rooftop garden (one of these suites also has an outdoor spa hidden behind lush foliage). There are nine other signature suites, including The Paris Suite, which can be transformed into a spacious 195-square-meter apartment, featuring a steam room. The Panoramic Suite, immortalized in the movie “Midnight in Paris,” is a glamorous place for a romantic interlude beneath the Parisian sky. In the same spirit, the Honeymoon Suite offers panoramic views over the capital’s most beautiful monuments, including the Eiffel Tower. The 320-square-meter Imperial Suite is 

the largest suite in the hotel, offering views over the hotel’s central courtyard with two bedrooms, a living room and a dining room. The Imperial Suite can accommodate up to 12 guests without losing any of its intimacy. 

All signature suites were renovated in 2020, marking the completion of Le Bristol Paris’ multi-phase renewal. The 2020 refurbishments have also seen the creation of a new signature suite: the Lumière Suite. Located on the hotel’s fifth floor with a view over Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, the suite is designed in the spirit of an elegant Parisian apartment with a library corridor between the drawing room and bedroom and large bow windows to invite an abundance of light. The latest development on the property: three new signature Presidential Suites. These new suites offer guests a private luxury pied-à-terre, bathed in natural light, decorated with Louis XVI furniture and finished with original works of art. Each suite is decorated with its own unique character, but they all present nearly 1,300 – 2,700 square feet of absolute comfort, offering from one to three bedrooms and impressive corner views over one of Paris’ most exclusive fashion streets. 


The new rooms and suites have been designed by architectural firm MMDesign, with the project led by Countess Bergit Douglas. The finest fabrics and materials from the most prestigious design houses, including Loro Piana, Pierre Frey, Taillardat, Kingcome Sofa and Vaughan and Manuel Canovas, have been used throughout. Le Bristol Paris has retained its Louis XVI roots but brings together the best of the past and present by mixing period lamps with porcelain feet and brass reading lamps, light oak bookcases with contemporary lines and wing chairs and rosewood tables. In partnership with the renowned Italian weavers Quagliotti, Le Bristol has created its own bedding line which is used throughout the hotel. With Kos Paris, the prestigious laboratory for organic skincare, it has created a series of pillow sprays scented with lavender, freesia, sandalwood and white musk so guests can bring the scent of the hotel home.


Five Michelin-starred chef extraordinaire and “defender of French cuisine” Eric Frechon is at the hotel’s culinary helm at three Michelin-starred Epicure and one Michael-starred 114 Faubourg. Last year, Eric Frechon celebrated 20 years at Le Bristol Paris and 10 years holding four Michelin stars. Le Bristol is also home to a chic casual dining restaurant, Café Antonia, the fabulous Le Bar du Bristol and a working flour mill and chocolate factory in the hotel basement.


Spa & Wellness

Spread over three floors with eight treatment rooms, a fitness center, manicure room, iconic rooftop pool and beautiful interior garden, the Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie is the perfect oasis to escape the buzzing streets of Paris. The Russian Banïya is a true highlight and was the first in Paris. Inspired by Russian traditions, the treatments use ingredients including vodka, Siberian golden root “veniks” and bundles of birch branches soaked in steaming hot water or infused with essential oils. The spa has also recently partnered with world-renowned, all-natural skincare brand Tata Harper to unveil a curated treatment menu and a bespoke, beautifully designed treatment suite. The spa is also home to the Kids Club Le Bristol Paris x Bonpoint, a space for children to play as their parents enjoy a treatment. Also on offer are mini treatments for children, such as cotton flower and orange blossom facials and massages, using sensitive products from Bonpoint or duo treatments for parents and their little ones.


On the sixth floor is the famous rooftop pool with 360-degree views of Sacré Cœur, the Eiffel Tower and Parisian rooftops. In the evening as the sun dips, lights shimmer to life, and the swimmer is immersed in the scintillating beauty of the city. In summer months, guests can recline on a balcony fragrant with rosemary while overlooking the majestic Parisian rooftops. The pool evokes the prow of a yacht with teak decking, and a mural gives a view over blue sea to the pine and olive-scattered Côte d’ Azur. In the distance of the mural, one can see Oetker Collection sister hotel, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.

Social Responsibility & Sustainability

Le Bristol Paris is deeply committed to environment and social sustainability. In 2019, the French government awarded the hotel the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (living legacy enterprise) label, given to establishments that uphold rigorous artisanal savoir-faire and technical excellence. In 2016, the hotel was awarded the prestigious Green Globe Certification, an international recognition that honors companies who create a pathway for sustainable travel and tourism.