Parisian hotels with pools use them to create a unique ambiance using artwork, architecture, light and reflection. The pools themselves are a reflection of the luxuriousness of the hotels. Each one creates a dynamic experience to transport guests to new heights of tranquility.
Four Seasons Hotel George V
The Four Seasons took over the current location of the George V in 1999 and restored it to its original grandeur. The marble lobby is full of fresh flowers and sparkling crystal chandeliers. Tromple l'oeil murals of the gardens of Versailles adorn the walls of the indoor pool, in which guests feel they are perpetually swimming on a beautiful summer's day. Travel + Leisure mentioned the Four Seasons George V facilities among the World's Best Spas and World's Best Hotels. They share this insider tip: "Don’t miss an Australian Sodashi body scrub." After a dip in the pool, a trip to the spa is in order.
St. James & Albany Hotel and Spa
Most of the rooms at this 17th-century building face into an immaculately landscaped garden courtyard, which is among the many highlights of the St. James & Albany. It is also just a stone's throw from the Louvre and the Musee de Les Arts Decoratifs. The hotel contains 200 sound-proofed rooms with high ceilings, and the indoor pool is the essence of tranquility. The pool is lit with pinpricks of light that illuminate upward from the lip of the pool, while the high-gloss ceiling reflects the water. Guests benefit from a daily continental breakfast and a restaurant with a seasonally revolving menu called Rivoli.
Renaissance Paris Vendome
The Renaissance Paris Vendome is a boutique Marriott hotel located near the Champs Elysees, Louvre and the city’s luxury shopping district. The hotel’s decor is contemporary, with clean lines and simple, tasteful accessories. Guestrooms feature marble bathrooms and plush beds with crisp white linens, with chocolate left on pillows during turn-down. The Zen-inspired indoor pool area is lined with rich chocolate- and caramel-colored wood paneling and full-length lounging beds. Spa offerings include massages, facials, nail treatments and waxing. Dining options include Chef Alain Dutournier's restaurant Pinxo, and the intimate Bar Chinois.
Le Burgandy Paris
Le Burgandy is positioned near the "golden triangle" of Champs Elysees, the Paris Madeleine and the Paris Opera. Black and white is the palette against which a mixture of marble, silk, velvet, leather, wood and glass play to create a chic and distinctly contemporary Parisian feel. The indoor pool is lit with turquoise lights and takes up the entire length of the room, making the space feel as though it is afloat. The hotel is also a tribute to the owner's passion for art, with bold statement pieces on the ground floor. In the guestrooms, neutrals create a backdrop for bold fuchsias and mellow blues and greens, infusing personality within the refinement of the elegant spaces. The hotel's restaurant and bar are open daily, as is the Winter Garden, Le Burgandy's four-season courtyard where pastries are served with afternoon tea.
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