Paris Hotel Bar for Cocktails
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.
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.