By Lubna Hamdan
Opt for boutique hotels that cater to business people in order to make the most out of your trip
With Paris Fashion Week just around the corner, business travellers should lookout for the best hotels and restaurants fit for quick meetings or corporate get-togethers. Here are some of our top choices in the centre of Paris to keep you well-connected and well-taken care of.
1. Saint-James Paris
Paris is big on boutique hotels, many of which are situated in historic mansions or castles scattered across the city. One such hotel is the Saint-James Paris, set in an elegant, 19th century building featuring its own private garden, library lounge and Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant – all fit for intimate business meetings. The rooms are also equipped with Nespresso machines for businesspeople craving that early morning energy boost. The hotel is close to a number of metro stations as well as major touristic attractions such as the Champs Elysées.
2. Hotel de Crillon
Located in the centre of Paris, Hotel de Crillon is ultra-luxurious, boasting lavish interiors and 5-star service, including swift in-room check-in for jet lagged business travellers as well as high speed Wi-Fi. The hotel is perfect for business meetings, too, housing quiet inner courtyards, intimate dining outlets and a fireplace area. Each room at the Hotel de Crillon offers views of the Eiffel Tower, providing the full Paris experience. Did we mention the spacious marble bathrooms with underfloor heating and an inset television?
3. La Bauhinia
Situated in the opulent Shangri-La Hotel, La Bauhinia is an open and airy restaurant fit for relaxed business meetings set in an impressive atmosphere. The restaurant boasts a large glass ceiling that allows plenty of natural light to pour in. It serves a mix of French and Asian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but its afternoon tea also makes for an informal get-together.
4. Le Cinq
You can never go wrong with the Four Seasons, and the Hôtel George V is no exception. It houses three-Michelin-star restaurant Le Cinq, designed in majestic interiors comprising gold chandeliers, classic art, fresh flowers and delicate indoor palm trees. Its menu, much like its décor, revolves around classic French cuisine, which you can enjoy with views of the hotel’s courtyard.