Rates: from €180 to €800
Added extras: Michelin star restaurant and a fitness room with view of Paris skyline
Services: valet service, spa with swimming pool and breakfast
The famous Hotel Westminster on rue de la Paix shines with British elegance. The building was once a private townhouse but became a hotel in 1905 and following a welcome makeover in 2015, it now boasts 101 rooms, comprising 80 rooms and 21 suites. Venerated designer Pierre-Yves Rochon has kept the spirit of the past alive, with stately crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces, period console tables and vintage clocks. Rochon’s meticulous design ensures the space has that authentic charm without seeming dated or passé.
The Michelin starred restaurant Le Céladon has an equally bourgeois style. Although the mouldings, bookcases, stylish furniture and wall hangings are rather beautiful, it does feel a little sad. There are no complaints however, when it comes to the food. Go for the tender venison or subtle langoustine, and expect a range of gourmet flavours that you won't forget in a hurry.
The very traditional Duke’s Bar and its 1930s cocktail menu is a delightful experience. The place oozes class – think green leather seats and 150-year-old mahogany panelling. Perfect for leaning on the bar with an Old Fashioned and listening to the velvety sounds of jazz. Quintessentially British.