Paris Hotel Bar for Cocktails
Am looking for advise on which of the grand hotel bars
to visit for pre-dinner cocktails one evening. I visited
the George V in the past and it was lovely. Am wondering
if I should return or try a new spot? Thanks!
L'Hôtel, on rue des Beaux Arts.
When you enter, don't forget to look up at the discreet yet stunning atrium. Most visitors miss it.
Oscar Wilde, who famously died there, is supposed to have posed by the atrium but I can never find the photo.
We are partial to the Meurice bar, and the Hemingway bar (Ritz) for a Martini or two. Proper dress is encouraged.
For my wife and me, it's the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome as our favorite hotel bar in Paris. By far.
The decor and ambiance are understated, almost minimalist yet luxurious in the Ed Tuttle (think Aman resorts) designed lobby space. The cocktail list is long and is meticulously prepared by the well trained staff. The crowd is 50% chic Parisian and 50% foreign business/leisure visitors. Upscale but not formal or pretentious .
Very interesting, delicious and repeatable place to sip and enjoy.