Apex Of Refinement: Classic Luxury, French Sensibility

The marvelous building on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré remains a steadfast symbol of French hospitality since 1925. 

This is an excerpt from Lifestyle Asia’s July 2023 Issue.

Hippolyte Jammet acquired Le Bristol Paris at 30 years old. He was an ambitious young man who had a penchant for luxury and refined elegance, which explains his 1925 acquisition of the 18th-century mansion and how he designed each space with comfort and indulgence in mind. 

Le Bristol Paris' facade
Le Bristol Paris’ facade

The hotel would soon transform itself into a perfectly-preserved time capsule, maintaining furniture and original artwork to create a fresh, intimate, and soulful atmosphere. In its most recent redesign, the hotel provided rooms with a touch of Louis XVI-style refinement, filling them with furniture, textures, and decorations inspired by the period, as well as cozy, contemporary touches in soft and simple colors. The details have always been crucial–both for Hippolyte Jammet and the Oetker family–with decisions being made based on emotions, storytelling, and the feeling of home. 

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Picturesque Dwellings

Beddings are custom from Italian wavers Quagliotti, while Kos Paris produced their series of pillow sprays scented with lavender, freesia, sandalwood, and white musk, available for purchase at the spa so it can take you back to Le Bristol wherever you go. 

Suite Paris
Suite Paris

Le Bristol Paris’ 40 Junior Suites offer you everything and more with tall, floor-to-ceiling windows facing the garden or the shops of the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and a large, luxurious bathroom that houses a deep bathtub, a separate rain shower, and a double vanity. You can also expand your space further with their two Terrace Suites, each with its own rooftop garden. 

Five-star accommodations with classic French sensibilities await guests at Le Bristol
Five-star accommodations with classic French sensibilities await guests at Le Bristol

Their nine Signatures Suites also come with great renown, some of which include the Paris Suite, which features a steam room; the Panoramic Suite, with its vast view of the Parisian sky; the Honeymoon Suite, which also offers panoramic views of iconic Parisian landmarks; its largest room, the Imperial Suite, which can accommodate up to 12 guests; and Suite 1925, dedicated to Josephine Baker in honor of her history with Le Bristol Paris. 

Suite Lumiere
Suite Lumiere

Service and Sustainability First

And with rooms and suites as splendid and storied as Le Bristol’s, service is an area in which they refuse to slack. As the first hotel to offer room service and climate control systems, the founder knew service was key. Tailor-made service had become the standard to ensure the highest level of comfort, a practice that they continue to uphold to this day. 

Jardin Majerus
Jardin Majerus

In putting their people first, Le Bristol Paris highly values social and environmental sustainability, choosing to maintain their garden through 100% plant-based and biodegradable products, among many other positive decisions, and having been awarded a Green Globe Certification. Their newly unveiled garden was crafted by world-renowned landscape designer Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd, who deliberately chose every plant with the aim of supporting biodiversity in the area.

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Photos courtesy of Le Bristol.

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