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Paris is famous as the city of lights where love and romance come alive. To boot, it's also one of the most historic cities in the world, with a rich tapestry of culture and ancient monoliths that continue to mesmerise visitors to this day.

Yet, it retains a modern edge that has allowed it to continue leading the world in the fields of art, design, fashion, commerce and politics. It is THE place to be, to catch some of the world's most prolific events in sport, fashion, entertainment, politics and business.

It's no wonder that this city is the destination of choice for visitors seeking both pleasure and business. And what better way to experience Paris that in the lap of luxury at one of it's awesome five star hotels? Here's a round up of our top 15 selection of the best.

# 1

Hotel Ritz Paris

Featuring authentic French gardens, terraces, an exclusive spa, a cookery school and breathtaking views so perfect, that time seems to stop. The Ritz is an immaculate expression of modern French luxury in combination with the rich colours, textures and history of the country's art and design. The hotel is an indelible part of Parisian culture, and has some of the most exclusive Prestige suites in the capital.

These are an expression of the most notable patrons that the hotel has hosted over the years, from the Duchess of Windsor, to Coco Chanel, Frederic Chopin and Marcel Proust.

Enjoy a combination of grand but intimately designed salons that exude French living in its authentic blend of the old and new. Enjoy unique cocktails as Michelin-starred chef Nicolas Sale whips up Haute Cuisine at the Hemingway Bar. Other famous eateries at the hotel include La Table De L'Espadon and Le Jardins L'Espardon.

Then there's the Ritz Paris Concept Store where you can shop the best in Modern Parisian style in capsule collections curated by ELLE and Innes De La Fressange. The hotel also features the Ritz Club Paris spa with treatments that will completely relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

Speaking of the body, you can now take part in a customized fitness program exclusive to the Ritz, created by experts to sculpt your body to perfection. Other amenities at the hotel include free internet access, breakfast, laundry, concierge, business centre, indoor pool and fitness centre. In a nutshell, a 124 rooms of absolute luxury.

# 2

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

This sumptuous Palatial abode is located right in the middle of Paris' Golden Triangle, a few minutes' walk from the Champs Elysees. Its is situated in a 1928 Art Deco landmark which is the epitome of Louis XVI luxury. All 244 rooms are fitted with the most comfortable furniture. From King sized beds, 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and elaborately gorgeous flower arrangements that not only look amazing, but smell incredibly fragrant as well.

It being the Four Seasons, this hotel offers unparalleled dining with five Michelin starred restaurants Le Cinq, Le George and l'Oranerie. These three establishments are run by renowned Chefs Christian Lee Squer, Simone Zanoni and David Bizet and offer exquisite French cuisine, Mediterranean style and intimate dining. And while you're at it,don't forget to pop into the hotels prized wine cellar, where you can take your pick at any of the 50 000 available wines.

Of course the hotel is famous for its unique Afternoon Tea at La Galerie, were you can enjoy a pianist playing in the background as you tuck into some of the most unique savoury and sweet delicacies that you'll never taste anywhere in the world. It's an experience all on its own.

If that wasn't enough, the hotel also features a dreamy spa where you can enjoy fresh fruit an the scent of fresh flowers as you get treated from head to toe. Then you've got the fitness centre, laundry service, concierge, complimentary Internet, business centre and complimentary activities that are available to any of the hotel's 244 guests.

# 3

The Peninsula Paris

In a world of redefined glamour and refinement, the Peninsula is ideally located on Avenue Kebler which is a few step away from the city's most historic museums, monuments and lavish shopping districts.

The décor style is clean, modern and yet comfortable and very homey, with customized technological amenities and the most exceptional service that will make your stay that absolutely memorable.

Float in serenity at the hotel's spa which features a 20 metre lap pool, or enjoy a tour of the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees an Eiffel Tower in the hotel's Rolls Royce. Culinary delights await at The Lobby restaurant for Afternoon Tea, or enjoy Asian cuisine at LiLi, authentic French at L'Oiseau Blanc and =gourmet fusion at The Kebler Terrace.

Of course all 200 rooms and suites have free internet access, concierge, laundry, long distance calls, and a spa with sauna, pool, jacuzzi and steam room.

# 4

Mandarin Oriental Paris

Just steps away from the fashionable Place Vendome, with the Louvre and Saint-Honore right on its doorstep, the Mandarin Oriental is ideally situated for you to enjoy the best that the city of Paris has to offer. This hotel has the best in decadent Oriental textures mixed with contemporary Parisian style, with excellent attention to detail and exceptional staff.

It has even been awarded the coveted 'Palace' status which recognises it as being in the top 10 most exclusive hotels in Paris. In a nutshell, its a modern resort where you can enjoy Parisian pleasure galore in chic and comfortable style.

Relish unequalled culinary art by Michelin-starred Chef Thierry Marx at the Sur Measure restaurant, or bask in the relaxing sun drenched treatment rooms at the hotel's spa. Other amenities include concierge, fitness centre, laundry, complimentary internet and a 14 metre pool where you can drench your body after a long day of savouring in the Mediterranean sun.

# 5

Le Meurice

For over two centuries, Le Meurice has been hailed as the crowning glory of quintessential French luxury. First opened in 1815, the hotel is close to sites like Tuileries Gardens, Place De La Concorde, Musee Du Louvre and Rue de Rivoli.

All 200 rooms and suites are a symbol of 18th century glamour and comfort, with rich textures of silk, marble and linen. The opulence of the hotel is a true testament to its royal heritage, having played host to patrons like King Alfonso XIII of Spain, the Prince of Wales, the Shah of Persia, the Bey of Tunis and many others including heads of states, famous writers, film stars, heiresses and artists, among them Salvador Dali. Its charm is not lost on today's artists either, as American stars Jay Z and Kanye West recorded their historical album, Watch the Throne, at the hotel.

Some notable amenities at the hotel include the Valmont Spa, featuring 3 treatment rooms and a sauna, Michelin-starred cuisine by Chef Alaine Ducasse at Le Meurice and Le Dali. And of course complimentary internet, fitness centre, concierge, business centre and laundry.

# 6

Hotel Le Bristol

Hotel Le Bristol is a dream within a dream with magical gardens and the finest of Parisian dining in some of the most enchantingly beautiful surroundings created by man. The hotel, which is a recipient of the Paris Palace honour and a favourite of Princess Grace Kelly, boasts genuine French Art De Vivre inspired décor, with a homely contemporary twist that comfortably hosts children and royal guests alike. The hotel oozes class and luxury at its finest, and yet it is one of the most family friendly offerings on the luxury market.

Apart from the spectacular service, the hotel has one of the best restaurants in Paris, the three Michelin-starred Epicure, the lovely Cafe Antonia where you can enjoy Afternoon tea and sunny light meals and the famous Le Bar du Bristol.

Other amenities include complimentary internet, concierge, business centre, laundry, a fitness centre and spa with sauna, steam room and indoor pool.

# 7

Hotel Plaza Athenee

Situated close to the River Seine and Avenue Montaigne, Hotel Plaza Athenee is a luxurious blend of contemporary Parisian culture, haute couture and heritage. The hotel is a masterpiece of classic French with Art Deco design and boasts expansive views of the Eiffel Tower a mesmerizing fragrant atmosphere and first class service.

Legendary Chef, Alin Ducasse hose the hotel for his Haute Cuisine restaurant in 2000, and other dining options include Le Cour Jardin, Le Relais Plaza, Le Terraise Montaigne, Le Bar Du Plaza Athenne and Le Galerie for princely Afternoon Tea.

Amenities at the hotel include concierge, business centre, spa, fitness centre and laundry.

# 8

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome

At the Park Hyatt, more is more, with spacious suites, roomy bathtubs and soulful luxury. It is a vision to behold, offering an arresting combination of elegant contemporary architecture and classic French design. Within walking distance from luxury modern shopping at Place Vendome and classic entertainment at the Paris Garnier Opera.

Outdoor dining is a treat at the terrace where you can enjoy captivating views of the city below, and with Michelin-starred restaurants La Terrasse and Les Orchides, there is no shortage of mouth watering gastronomic cuisine to enjoy.

The hotel also features impressive in room amenities, concierge, laundry, business centre, fitness centre and complimentary internet for all 153 rooms and suites.

# 9

Shangri-La Hotel Paris

Featuring heated floors and marble bathtubs, an immaculate garden, indoor pool and panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower, the Shangri La is an extraordinary combination of rich Napoleon inspired design with contemporary Oriental features. Yet, you'd be forgiven for feeling right at home, thanks to the intimate atmosphere of this hotel, which is no doubt inspired by its origins. You see, it was first built in 1896 as the home of Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew, and later converted into a hotel to share the prestigious culture of Paris in modern surroundings.

All 101 rooms, and the hotels indoor pool, enjoy natural light, with amazing views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River at your doorstep. Enjoy resident Chef Phillipe Labbe's Michelin-starred restaurants, L'Abeille and Shang Palace. With unique flavour profiles, exotic cuisine and exquisite attention to detail, the hotel is simply of Paris' greatest.

Other amenities include complimentary internet, fitness centre, business centre, concierge, laundry, and the Chi Spa with its indoor pool, sauna, steam room and Organic Pharmacy Products, available to patrons in all 101 rooms and suites at the hotel.

# 10

Hotel Le Burgundy

With posh contemporary interiors and ageless Parisian prestige with mid-century modern details, Hotel Le Burgundy is within walking distance from Rue Saint-Honore's Place Vendome, Champs Elysees and Palais Garnier. It has a cosy and warm atmosphere with elegantly decorated rooms, with exceptional calm being the roder of the day.

Art lovers will enjoy the prestigious artwork adorning the walls and Marco del Re's magnificent fresco at the Le Baudelaire bar. The service is discreet and professional with exceptional attention to detail.

The hotel boasts a Michelin-star restaurant, Le Baudelaire, a Sothys Spa and an ultra-stylish bar. Those staying at the hotel have access to free wifi, free newspaper, business centre, concierge, laundry, a fitness centre and spa with jacuzzi, indoor pool, sauna and steam room.

# 11

Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees

The Paris Marriott is a family friendly hotel with superb views of Champs Elysees with the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe just minutes away. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Parisian city scape, elegant modern design and a peaceful atmosphere in laid-back Parisian style.

Pop by the spacious, sun-drenched Bar Atrium for a spot of tea or a flute of champagne with a light afternoon snack. Or enjoy world renowned pastries at La Patissee des Reves, brunch on the outdoor terrace and tuck into healthy gourmet meals at Le Restaurant.

Other amenities at the hotel include a concierge, laundry, a fitness centre, Grand Ballroom, and several meeting rooms.

# 12

Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris

The Buddha Bar hotel is a unique expression of avant-garde ambience with a mysterious Oriental feel. Rooms and suites are adorned in luxurious fabrics, textures and décor that speaks of a marriage between refined Parisian and Asiatic decadence.

The hotel's wellness spa, B/ Attitude offers a combination of rejuvenating Moroccan Hamman Rituals and Traditional Aryuvedic medicine. There's also a fully equipped Technogym, the Pan-Asian Restaurant le Vraymonde, offering the best in both French and Oriental delicacies, and a Zen-inspired terrace with lavish gardens that offers out of this world outdoor dining.

Other amenities you can expect from this hotel include a multilingual concierge Clefs d'Or, free wifi, a spacious workspace, and rooms with a rainforest shower and ORTIGIA hospitality products.

# 13

Hotel Esprit Saint Germain

Sophisticated luxury and comfort meet to create a refined experience in this high-end boutique hotel. All the rooms are individual decorated, with chic interiors, rich fabrics with a warm and welcoming ambience. It's only a few minutes away from Musee du Luxembourg and Odeon station.

Amenities include free wifi, laundry service, spa, bar, airport shuttle and fitness centre with a steam room and sauna. It's also kid and pet friendly.

# 14

Hotel San Regis

The rooms in this hotel boast opulent antiques, art and luxurious fabrics in a chic, modern setting. Hotel San Regis is situated close to Arc de Triomphe, Avenue Montaigne, Christian Dior botique and Champs Elysees, with beautiful views of the Eiffel tower. It has won numerous awards as one of the finest hotels in the world with a rich heritage and storied past, closely linked to that of its home city.

Amenities at the hotel include complimentary wifi, business corner, currency exchange, laundry and dry cleaning, Clefs d'Or concierge and valet parking. Plus it's in keeping with the times by being an eco-friendly establishment.

# 15

Champs Elysees Plaza

La Clef Louvre is a modern masterpiece with a cosy residential feel and an Art Nouveau edifice boasts suites and rooms that exude comfort and style. The hotel is minutes away from famous attractions like Palais Royal, Louvre and the Louvre des Antiquaires train station, where you can gain quick access to other prestigious sites from the Eiffel Tower, to Montparnasse and Bastille. Its accessible luxury at its best.

Facilities include free wifi, business centre, restaurant, fitness centre, concierge, laundry and dry cleaning.

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