20 December 2007

Best hotel in Paris

My favourite hotel in Paris is the Hotel De Vendome, on Place Vendome. This beauty, now fully rebuilt, dominates the entrance to the square, and is two blocks from the Louvre art museum. With only 18 rooms and 11 suites, the HdV is a jewel of exclusivity and style. The tiny lobby, done in marble, is attended by multi-lingual staff who take you to your suite in a round elevator. My multi-room suite in Louis XIVth style is so inviting I never want to leave. Only the great food of Paris tempts me away from the perfect hotel: Laduree's famous macaroons are an excellent example of this.