July 2022. Paris, France: It’s a great time for a check-in with one of my all-time favorite posts on Paris, this one originated by Your Survival Guy. Some surviving!—Dick Young UPDATE: Travel is obviously a harrowing option at this stage in the COVID-19 scare, with France especially hard hit by lockdowns and mandates. Once this […]
Paris: How Hotel Lutetia Can Challenge Le Bristol Hotel?
We just returned from three weeks in Paris, during which time we made our annual Palace Hotel anecdotal evidence gathering tour. Approximately a dozen magnificent structures feature a Palace plaque on each Palace building. Until recently, all the Paris Palace hotels were located on the Right Bank. Now the newly renovated Hotel Lutetia, located in […]
Welcome Back Glorious Hotel Lutetia in Paris
Debbie and I first stayed at Paris’ Hotel Lutetia back in 2010. After many other stays, the Lutetia closed for three years for a top-down needed makeover. It is now back, and it has reclaimed its rightful spot as the #1 grand hotel on the Left Bank (Rive Gauche). I would be shocked if within […]
Welcome Back Le Bristol Paris!
Welcome Back Le Bristol Paris.–Dick & Debbie Young, USA. The beginning of a new chapter in Le Bristol Paris’ beautiful story Today at 12:00 p.m., the revolving door at Le Bristol Paris will once again begin to turn, revealing a sought-after tranquil destination for the Indian summer, the ravishing renaissance of the garden and its […]
Breaking News from Paris and Le Bristol Paris
We just received a note from our friend Leah Marshall, manager of the finest Palace Hotel, that Le Bristol will have a grand re-opening 1 September. We check on all the dozen or so Palace hotels, usually a couple of times a year, and have either stayed at or dined at most. As of today, […]
Closed – Le Bristol Paris, France
In compliance with the French government’s advice on the containment of COVID-19, Le Bristol Paris is closing its doors until further notice. The safety of our guests and teams is our highest priority. These unprecedented circumstances require a strong collective effort and we will continue to follow and apply the government’s directives. We will make […]
At the Elite Le Bristol Hotel Paris, High Security is Mandated
Among the elite small group of Paris Palace hotels, Le Bristol stands out when high security is mandated.
The Paris Palace Hotels: Part IV
In this installment of The Palace Paris Hotels, I lead off with a nice intro from francetoday.com, which includes a nearly complete roster of the exalted fraternity of Paris Palace Hotels. I also include three additional names for you. Are you aware that France is home to a hotel category so prestigious it merits its […]
Paris, The Palace Hotels: Part III
For Debbie and me, our favorite Paris arrondissement is undoubtedly St. Germain-des-Prés, one of four administrative quarters in the 6th. The former Abbey St. Germain-des-Prés, the oldest church in Paris, the 6th’s center, is surrounded by art and antique galleries, historic monuments, upscale boutiques, and iconic cafes, brasseries and bistros. Encompassing the Luxembourg Garden as well as butting up to the Latin Quarter, it’s a walker’s paradise. Currently, there is not […]
Paris, The Palace Hotels: Part II
Recently I was on a boots on the ground research day as I checked out the current status of four Palace-designated hotels. Here are my initial thoughts on three of the group. My research of the Paris Palace hotels is an effort in its seventh year. Debbie and I travel to Paris twice each year, […]