The City of Light is more than just a tourist hot spot. It is also a commercial hub where business travelers have the pleasure to stay in a luxury residence hotel. Also called “residhotels,” “residhomes” and “appart’hotels,” residence hotels offer Paris visitors the chance to live in a fully furnished apartment that has all the amenities of a hotel. Guests at residence hotels pay nightly or weekly rates instead of writing a monthly rental check or feeling bound to a long-term apartment contract.
Residhotel Imperial Rennequin
Located on the Rue de Rennequin in the middle of Paris, the Residhotel Imperial Rennequin is a five -minute walk to the Champs Elysses boutique stores, underground subway and the Arc de Triomphe. With only 16 studio rooms, this luxury residence hotel is one of the smaller long-term accommodation establishments Paris offers. Accommodations sleep two or four people, have an attached small garden or terrace, and include separate living and sleeping quarters. The studio rooms are simply and modernly decorated with dark brown wooden furniture, white linens and little touches that make the residence hotel feel more like home, such as hanging wall files above the writing desk and fresh flowers. The pet-friendly Residhotel Imperial Rennequin includes amenities such complimentary as Internet access, a visual inter-phone, remote controlled curtains and lights, daily housekeeping, complimentary use of the on-site laundry facilities and a kitchenette so guests can prepare their own meals in lieu of always needing to eat at a restaurant.
Residhome Appart Hotel Paris Opéra
Found in Paris’ Opera neighborhood in an 18th-century style building, the Residhome Appart Hotel Paris Opéra is in the same district as the headquarters of several businesses, Madeleine Church, Garnier Opera House and prime department stores. The Residhome Appart Hotel Paris Opéra has accommodations that range from studio-type rooms to duplexes with two bedrooms that feature modern décor, striking fabrics, light hardwood floors and tables with contrasting dark-colored furniture, and modern bathrooms with ceramic bowl sink basins and contemporary faucets usually only seen in magazines. Two of the appart’hotel’s rooms are reserved for disabled patrons. Rooms also come with a DVD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, a fully stocked kitchen and porterage service. Pets are allowed at the Residhome Appart Hotel Paris Opéra for a fee, and housecleaning services are performed on a daily basis for those staying at the accommodation for less than seven nights. Those staying longer than seven nights will have their rooms cleaned on a weekly basis.
Residence Alma Marceau
In a residential area of Paris that is five minutes away from the Avenue des Champs Elysees and Napoleon’s tomb, the Residence Alma Marceau is luxury residence hotel that looks like a bed and breakfast set in a tropical rain forest. Accommodations range from one-bedroom apartments that sleep up to four guests to five-bedroom duplexes that can sleep up to 10 guests and come with fully stocked kitchens, stereos that can connect to MP3 players, en-suite washer and dryer, complimentary Internet access, complimentary cribs and high chairs, and complimentary on-site parking. The Residence Alma Marceau can arrange in-room spa treatments for guests; the hotel also has an on-call physician and can provide secretarial, bodyguard, catering, baby-sitting and chauffeur services.
Hotel La Residence du Roy
In the middle of the Triangle d’Or, France’s upscale shopping district near Avenue Montaigne, sits the Hotel La Residence du Roy, an elegant contemporary luxury residence hotel. Accommodations range from standard rooms to two-bedroom duplex suites. The standard and deluxe rooms at the Hotel La Residence du Roy do not come with kitchens, one-bedroom suites have a fully equipped kitchen on request and the two-bedroom suites have a full kitchen. The décor in the hotel is Asian-inspired and accented with white orchids; rooms feature opaque sliding glass doors to separate the living quarters from the bedrooms. Services available include currency exchange, a business center and concierge services.