One night at Four Seasons Paris | Paris, France | Lucky enough, I have never been a stranger to the Four Seasons George V, in Paris, France. But this time, I was even luckier, since I was hosted at one of their lovely Suites. Located over Avenue George V, avenue which gives its name, in the area of Etoile, only steps away from Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Their fabulous restaurant Le Cinq and more so, both of their bars: Le Galerie and Le Bar, are classic stops to my visits to Paris. Actually, no visit to Paris is complete, without my Dirty Vodka Martini at Le Galerie while people watching. Continue reading One night at Four Seasons Paris
Off to Paris in full luxury again | Paris, France | Like Barbara Walters said once for her first fashion column many years ago… ” I hate my Job ” I have to go to Paris fly Business Class, hang around and stay at the top Luxury Hotels, eat at the best rated Restaurants … just dreadful. Off tonight for 4 days, back to France to review the brand new All-Business-Class La Compagnie Boutique Airline. Stays at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel and the recently inaugurated The Peninsula Paris. Scouting for locations for Fashion Designer Rubin Singer and more. Quelle tragédie !!! But someone has to do it right.? Internet access and time will be limited, therefore I might not be able to blog or post as usual. I invite you to follow my hour by hour experiences, reviews and tips on hotels, restaurants, and more at my Instagram @CarlosMeliaBlog. Let’s keep the conversation going. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com Continue reading Off to Paris in full luxury again
Hotel Vernet | Paris, France | Right in Etoile, off Avenue Champs-Elysees. Hôtel Vernet, Hotel de luxe 5, is the brand new property (inaugurated March 2014) by Besse Signature Group. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION plus understated luxury, with plenty of intimacy and sophistication. Feeling like your own apartment, right in the heart of Paris. My Deluxe Suite was super cozy, comfortable and true to the classic Parisian style and soul, with cool touches of chic modernity by architect François Champsaur revealing a symphony of colors and materials enhancing the feeling of luxury and wellbeing. Continue reading Hôtel Vernet
Hotel Raphael Paris | Paris, France | I am still catching up with my last two month of extensive travels, and this time I am reporting on my recent visit to Paris during Fashion Week and my one night stay at the FABULOUS Hotel Raphael Paris member of LGTNetwork and Leading Hotels of the World. I mean, if we talk about style and old traditional charm. and we combine it with these three words Location Location Location, then click your hills Dorothy because you are in the heart of Paris, at a true heritage Parisian hotel. I fully get it, not the style everyone enjoys nor appreciates. It is not modern, it is stuffy and rococo, and I have to say I LOVE IT. This is my type of hotel when I want to have my true vivre dans le luxe European experience.
We were hosted at one Junior Suites. Epitome of the art of living in a hotel with luxury services and offer uniquely exclusive charm in a majestic setting. These unique suites boast Louis XV- and Louis XVI-style furniture and roomy wardrobes in mahogany and oak. A wood-carved archway and matching curtains partially separate the living room from the bedroom. Approximate surface area: 60m2. The living room is separated from the bedroom by a wood-carved archway. Roomy wardrobes. Marble or tiled bathroom. Separate shower (on request). Double bed or twin beds (extra bed on request). This category of room can interconnect with other rooms on request. See my Video of the Junior Suite.
Hotel Raphael Paris is like most properties and venues in Paris, 100% Pet Friendly. But true to their level of excellence, Mademoiselle Bruna, was welcomed and treated like a princess, with her own plush bed, water bowl and some extra amenities. They even offered the service of have a Dog-Sitter, in case we would need it. She was granted access to all areas, including the breakfast room in the morning. GOD I LOVE FRANCE.
Here is a look at a different Suite, with the old style bathroom. You may request your own concept when booking your room.
The Hotel Raphael, a haven of peace near the Champs-Elysées and the Arch of Triumph. We were there only for one night, so my report is basically on the outlets and services I got to experience during my stay. A five-star hotel on Avenue Kléber, just a few streets away from fashion boutiques and museums, the Raphael offers quintessentially French luxury. A luxury hotel in Paris since 1925. 36 suites. 47 guest rooms. A gourmet restaurant. The english Bar. Roof terrace with panoramic views of Paris. Fitness Area. Business Centre, and my favorite feature and global allies, Les Clefs d’Or ‘Golden Keys’ concierges.
Check out the English Bar and ‘17’ Lounge for a little privacy and to relax and meet other people. I enjoyed a few Coupes de Champagne and one or two Filthy Vodka Martinis there. The English Bar’s cozy, intimate mood recalls a London club. It’s an ideal spot for a quiet chat over a drink at any time of the day or evening. Subdued lighting, wood paneling and armchairs upholstered in red velvet… The epitome of luxury, tranquility and elegance.
Breakfast was served at the stunning room of The Raphael Restaurant by Chef Amandine Chaignot. The décor at the Raphael Restaurant is a sophisticated blend – a designer-chic ambiance allied with historical traditions. The immaculate white of the walls, the grey upholstery of the chairs and the aubergine hues of the curtains all combine to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
The Raphael Terrace a haven of peace in the heart of the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Its magnificent terrace has a roof garden and offers unparalleled panoramic views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. During the warm season, you can enjoy their pop up restaurant, only matched by the beauty of the panoramic views.
Hotel Raphael Paris, defines me and my style so deeply that I cannot even forgive myself for only spending one night there, but I look forward to come back on our next visit to Paris, and then make some time to try their gourmet offer at The Raphael Restaurant. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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