Time Out says
A mythical hotel which truly stands out from the crowd.
Rates: from €350
Added extras: a courtyard with 30 metre vertical garden
Services: wifi, bar, restaurant and breakfast
While there is no shortage of high end hotels in the famous Golden Triangle of Paris – a bastion of French wealth, luxury and fashion – some will always stand out from the crowd. The prestigious Pershing Hall is a prime example. Located between Avenue George V and the Champs-Elysées, the building is steeped in history. Originally built as a private townhouse for the Count of Paris, the building took on a new role in 1917 when it served as the HQ for John Pershing, the commander of the American Expeditionary Force.
It was then given a very modern makeover in 2001. Keeping the majestic original facade, renowned architect Andrée Putman redesigned it in a subtly chic style with bright colours and bespoke materials, using elegant clean lines and contemporary artwork and furniture in the rooms. The 26 rooms exemplify the focus on comfort and divine beauty, with king size beds, huge mirrors and majestic bathrooms, complete with a large bath mounted on white marble balls.
The biggest attraction of the hotel is its indoor courtyard patio designed by botanist Patrick Blanc. Located below the excellent restaurant and lounge, it was given rave reviews by critics, and offers a full view of the sky. This immense 30 metre vertical garden includes 300 species of trees, plants and flowers, helping guests look on the bright side of life, whatever the season.
49 rue Pierre Charron
|Transport:||Metro: George V|
|Price:||€347-856 per night|