It’s like magic to witness the evening lights of Paris illuminate the Champs-Elysees. Magic is a recurring theme of the “City of Light” and many of its world-famous hotels. Some Paris hotels have instant name recognition for a variety of reasons including their history, architecture, cuisine, famous guests and overall excellence. They are names that repeat guests remember and recommend based on their own magical stays, and names that hold in store magical experiences to come for first-time guests.
Hotel Plaza Athenee
“Magical and sparkling experiences” await you at the Hotel Plaza Athenee, states the hotel website. Rooms and suites look out over the chestnut trees lining the avenue Montaigne, the rooftops of Montmartre and the Eiffel Tower. Louis XVI, Regency and Art Déco styles provide the accommodation magic that includes marble baths and state-of-the-art amenities. The signature Royal Suite features two master bedrooms with private dressing rooms, Turkish baths and a Jacuzzi. French cuisine par excellence is the specialty at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée. Gentle harp music and velvet sofas grace La Galerie des Gobelins where light meals, tea and chocolate are all-day delights.
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
The elegant Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris devotes almost a quarter of its guest rooms to suites, many with private terraces and breathtaking views of the magical City of Light. Ideal for business and pleasure, the hotel has two Royal Suites with direct access to a private terrace. The over-sized living area has a marble fireplace, a dining room with seating for eight and a private office. A steam room, sauna and walk-in dressing room are special features of the master bed and bath. Le Cinq’s twin Michelin stars reflect its impeccable French cuisine that includes a children’s menu. With Flemish tapestries and 19th-century paintings, La Galerie is the ideal choice for dining and to watch the world go by.
Disneyland Paris Hotel
Overlooking magical Disneyland Park, the Disneyland Paris Hotel is just steps away. A private elevator and reception desk serve guests at the Castle Club rooms and suites. Castle Club guests also have exclusive access to a private lounge for breakfast, afternoon tea or soft drinks. The Sleeping Beauty Suite overlooks Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street. Amenities include a working fireplace, grand piano and whirlpool bath. The Tinker Bell Suite has the ambiance of Victorian London, in keeping with the story of “Peter Pan,” and a panoramic view of the gardens of Fantasia. Disney Characters appear magically to welcome guests at the daily continental breakfast. The Inventions restaurant serves an international buffet, while the California Grill features haute cuisine. The Café Fantasia piano bar is ideal for a nightcap.
Vienna International Magic Circus Hotel
The Vienna International Magic Circus Hotel adds yet another dimension of magic to Disneyland Paris. The hotel design creates colorful circus imagery, and the rooms and suites have circus themes to delight the young and young at heart. A heated indoor swimming pool and wellness area are among the attractions. Traditional European cuisine and wines are on offer at the L’Etoile restaurant and outdoor terrace. The adjacent Bar des Artistes features wines and cocktails.
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