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Luxury Upgrades in Paris, France


Mandarin Oriental, Paris, recently awarded “Palace Distinction,” is a fashionable 138-room and -suite hotel set along renowned rue Saint-Honoré, around the corner from Place Vendôme. Accommodations feature sleek decor, Bang & Olufsen flat-screen televisions and iPod docking stations. Enjoy the creative cuisine of renowned French Chef Thierry Marx at Camélia, where you can reserve a table in the garden during the summer months, or at the two-Michelin-star Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, where the chef presents both a gourmet and a sensory journey that is not to be missed. The signature Spa and pool offer the perfect setting for holistic healing.


For 2016

    • Guaranteed upgrade at time of booking: Room to Room & Suite to Suite (Royale Suites excluded) Not applicable May 22-Jul 10/Sep 3-Oct 8 (during these periods, upgrades will be upon arrival if available)
    • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
    • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
    • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi for duration of stay
    • For stays of 2 nights or more: Complimentary one-way transfer for Suites with meet and greet service at the air bridge

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Luxury in the Heart of Paris #travel

Ideally located opposite the Tuileries Garden, between Place de la Concorde and the Musée du Louvre, Le Meurice has held sway as the jewel in the crown of French luxury hotels since 1835. Reflecting its uninterrupted attachment to the French art of living, Le Meurice is a magical, serene place, where the refined splendours of 18th-century architecture meet the latest in contemporary comfort and elegance. Thanks to its very rich historical background, represented by famous painters, writers and other artists, Le Meurice is both the reflection and the setting for the French Genius of the art of living. Each of the seven floors has a distinct style, with 160 beautifully appointed rooms and suites decorated in a style redolent of Louis XVI with exquisite Italian marble bathrooms.

In 2007, the hotel came to a new embellishment phase of the living areas by Philippe Starck. Combining exceptional decoration, style and quality with contemporary chic, he added a modern twist whilst preserving the special atmosphere of luxury that is the very soul of this establishment.
The 3 Michelin starred Restaurant le Meurice, elevates Parisian gastronomy to the rank of art, and le Dali with its new culinary concept, where past and present meet with humour and glamour. Everything reminds you of Salvador Dali, one of the most famous clients of the hotel…

In the heart of Paris, a minute’s walk away from Place Vendôme and Rue Saint-Honoré, where luxury stores and boutiques showcasing young designers flourish, Le Meurice gradually unveils its secrets, a haven of peace where you can truly be yourself.

All 2014-2015 Traveline Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full American breakfast for up to two in room guests
  • 85 EUR Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

Summer Family Offer

Valid for Travel Now Through: 24 Aug 2015
2 Nights

What’s Included

At Le Meurice, part of the Dorchester Collection, we know the moments you spend with your family are precious, and this is the reason why we want to offer you countless ways to make unforgettable experiences with your loved ones.

Summer Family Offer includes:

  • Accommodation from Deluxe Room category
  • 50% off for Children’s room: only applied for Deluxe or Executive rooms
  • Combinable with Virtuoso amenities above
  • * Complimentary access to the sauna, hammam & fitness centre (excluding treatments)
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5 Senses for a Memorable Experience – Trianon Palace Versailles

Discover the Programme for a Dream Day
24 hours cocooned in the Trianon Palace Versailles

3pm: You will immediately be struck by the charm on entering the room as you discover the unrestricted and exclusive views over the gardens of the Château de Versailles. The stage is set for an unforgettable 24 hours in this haven of peace and your role is simply to relax.

7pm: Chefs Simone Zanoni and Eddie Benghanem offer you a delightful cocktail buffet where feminine favours come up against more masculine ones. A delicious culinary one-to-one for a perfect appetiser before dinner! Champagne, naturally, but also foie gras and duck confit accompanied by ginger chutney, crusty goat’s cheese delight or Iberian ham on toast with orange for Him and salmon blinis with lime marmalade, Caesar salad with crab or foie gras and lavender croutons for Her…

During this intimate Happy Hour, the musical creation of Béatrice Ardisson provides an hour of fun, upbeat background music rising to a crescendo. A play list comprised of covers, a range of musical styles, a nod to the indie rock soundtrack of the Marie Antoinette film by Sofia Coppola, all aimed at creating modern chamber music which will transform the venue into a private and exclusive trendy bar before dinner.

Finally, delight to the duo of cut-grass and violet scented bubbles especially created by Francis Kurkdjian for the Trianon Palace Versailles.

8.30pm: The restaurant Gordon Ramsay au Trianon** invites you to a real feast of the senses! Exquisite French cuisine embellished by the poetic setting of the Parc de Versailles. Inspired by the eponymous restaurant of chef Ramsay in London, which boasts 2 Michelin stars, the Gordon Ramsay au Trianon, where chefs Zimone Zanoni and Eddie Benghanem practice their skills, offers beautifully prepared French specialities served in elegant and intimate surroundings for an unforgettable culinary experience at one of the restaurant’s ten tables.

For a more informal dinner in a no less elegant setting, La Véranda welcomes you in a contemporary and sophisticated style. Its black and white interior is the creation of the talented decorator Fiona Thompson, offering a pleasant contrast with the pastoral vision of sheep grazing peacefully in the grounds of the Parc de Versailles. La Véranda serves exquisite continental and contemporary cuisine enhanced by an extensive wine list.

11.30pm: Time to relax… In your suite, everything has been designed to allow your mind and body to relax in an atmosphere focused on creating a cocooning experience.

Your sense of smell is stimulated by the interior perfume with hints of amber especially created by Francis Kurkdjian for a moment of relaxation which draws on olfactotherapy techniques.

Philip Stein gives you the chance to preview test Sleep Bracelet, an original object which favours a peaceful night’s slumber thanks to natural frequency technology.

You can also try one of the chefs’ calming herbal teas: fennel and thyme for Him and lemon and rose for Her.

Finally, discover the unique concept of NightCove, an innovative product which manages your environment and diffuses sound and light programmes while enhancing the quality of sleep. Originating from science, design and technology, NightCove boosts your well-being by ensuring a blissful night of restorative sleep, a source of dynamism and vitality.

10am: Breakfast in your room with a whole host of surprises from Eddie Benghanem, the Head Pastry Chef, and Francis Kurkdjian.

11am: Rendez-vous at the Spa Guerlain of the Trianon Palace Versailles for a unique moment together in a twin cabin: the hour-long, relaxing Imperial Massage. This exclusive Guerlain modelage pays tribute to Eau de Cologne Impériale. Transported to an anti-stress cocoon, you will enjoy a veritable multi-sensory experience leaving you relaxed and invigorated. The Imperial modelage fosters oxygenation, stimulates the circulation and provides an original moment of relaxation.

After this delightful time-out, now is your chance to take full advantage of your suite for the remaining hours!

Thinking about Paris?

Whether you are a newcomer or already familiar with Paris, everyone falls in love with the city, with over 2,000 monuments, museums, theatres and cinemas. Some are among the most visited and recognizable sites in the world – the Eiffel Tower, the Arc D’Triumphe, the Cathedral at Notre Dame – evoking the passion and romance of France. Paris, however, is not just a historical city. Its charming riverbanks and neighborhoods are an invitation to stroll and sightsee. By day or by night, from Belleville to the Marais, from the Butte aux Cailles to Montmartre, soak up the special ambience of these quarters to grasp the true “spirit” of the city and be carried away by its energy and vitality.

  • The fashion capital of the world, Paris is home to some of the best couture shopping on Earth. House of Chanel, Yves St Laurent, and Jean-Paul Gaultier all operate within the city. Paris also has its share of quaint markets, little wineries and charming boutiques.
  • Parisian restaurants, ambassadors of good taste, offer up an endless range of flavors: tasty country dishes, regional specialties, lush desserts. Restaurants, brasseries, tea-rooms, patisseries, and open-air cafés invite gourmets from all over the world to a true culinary feast.
  • Art in Paris is more than the Louvre, home to one of the world’s largest collections. Visit remains of the old Roman Lutetia, grand medieval abbeys, gothic masterpieces, and collections from Napoleonic times. Discover renowned collections of paintings and sculpture, go in search of iconic emblems – all this makes Paris a capital of the arts, both past and present.

Please note: The only acceptable proof of citizenship for traveling to Europe is a VALID U.S. Passport. Name on passport must match name on airline ticket. Passport must be valid until at least six months after the scheduled return date.

Early spring is cool. May through June is perfect. Summers are hot during the day – cool in the evening. September and October are ideal. November through March is coldest.

De Crillon

The Hôtel de Crillon is situated in the centre of Paris – on Place de la Concorde, close to the American embassy. The hotel De Crillon is the most intimate of the luxury hotels in Paris. It also has the strongest claim to the heritage of the ” Art de Vivre ” born among the French Nobility. Behind its imposing facades, guests will find a warm and friendly welcome. From the hotel’s terraces, guests can admire the Concorde bridge, the Rue de Rivoli, the fountains in the square and the Obelisk of Luxor, which dates from the time of Ramses II (eighth century BC).The Hôtel de Crillon offers its guests Paris in its entirety.

The 105 rooms and 52 suites have all been refurbished by Sonia Rykiel in Louis XV style. They all feature soundproofing and air conditioning together with many other modern features such as individual mini bar, safety boxes, video on demand, telephones with two lines, computer hook-up and voice mail and marble bathrooms.

Renaissance Vendome

Renaissance Vendome is a refurbished nineteenth century townhouse whose interior design was realized by Pierre Yves Rochon. Located between rue Saint Honoré and Jardin des Tuileries, adjacent to Place Vendôme and Place de l’Opéra and only a few minutes from the city’s main business district, Renaissance Vendôme is ideally situated in the European capital of culture, glamour and fashion.

The hotel contains 97 rooms and 13 suites on its six upper floors, as well as a restaurant with an exotic and unique “Chinese bar”. Guests also have the opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s generously proportioned indoor swimming pool, which is bathed in natural light that is refracted by the pool’s slate tiling. The rooms prioritize tranquility and functionality combined with elegance that takes its cue from 1930’s design. All rooms and suites offer guests state of the art technology.

Concorde Opera Paris

A listed masterpiece of the XIXth century, the Concorde Opera Paris welcomes you to a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of contemporary design and timeless elegance. Located right in the heart of the ” three ” Paris – business, culture and the large stores, – the hotel enjoys a truly privileged position. From its location one can easily gain access to Boulevard Hausmann and it’s main department stores such as Les Printemps and Les Galeries Lafayette, the Garnier Opera House, the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum.

The hotel offers 300 rooms, spacious, light and stylishly decorated in bold shades of blue and yellow or in lighter, fresher tones. All bedrooms, completely refurbished, reflect the charming ambience of the historic lobby, a listed monument with its exclusive furniture.

Westin Paris

The Westin Paris enjoys a superb location on rue de Castiglione facing the spectacular Tuileries Gardens. The hotel lies just minutes from the Louvre Museum and the Champs-Elysees and within easy reach of the city’s key cultural, shopping and financial and shopping districts.

Each of the hotel’s 438 guest rooms is elegantly appointed, with 85 rooms and suites affording panoramic views over the Parisian rooftops. A luxurious Club Intercontinental floor boasts 51 guestrooms and 14 suites offering superior accommodation, while the welcoming Oriental Spa is accessible via a private lift.

Pullman Tour Eiffel

Centrally located hotel offering bright, airy rooms with usual modern amenities and large windows that open, some with partial view of Eiffel Tower; connecting rooms available. Restaurant serving classic French cuisine and English-style bar with terrace on the premises.

Astra Opera

The hotel, with its elegant facade, offers you a sumptuous, glazed lobby decorated with contemporary works of art. The hotel’s 82 air conditioned rooms provide you with comfort and refined decoration in a contemporary style. Wifi, wireless broadband Internet access, is accessible within the hotel. The Hotel also provides a business centre. For your meetings, seminars or business breakfasts, the Hotel Astra Opéra has a room that may hold up to 15 people. This business area, illuminated by natural light, is fully air conditioned and soundproof.


Located just a few steps from the famous avenue in the world: The Champs Elysées. The hotel is located within short walking distance from the Arc de Triomphe, the Fashion district, the major museums of Paris, the Tuileries Garden and the business quarter. More than just a hotel, it’s an authentic art gallery for all lovers. During your stay, have a drink in the bar “Le Rouge Marine” with a typical Parisian atmosphere or enjoy a meal in the elegant restaurant “Le Cadre d’ Or” where you will discover our French and original cuisine.

The Hotel California offers you 158 rooms and 16 elegant duplex suites in a typical Parisian style. The property proposes all requirements you may need such as comfort, elegance and latest technologies.

Hotel Castiglione

The hotel has 121 rooms including 15 suites and apartments, most of them with balcony or terrace opening onto the Eiffel Tower and the Faubourg Saint-Honoré: connecting rooms available. On-site facilities include bar, restaurant, Wi-Fi Internet connection and three fully equipped conference rooms.

Hotel Concorde Lafayette

The Hotel Concorde La Fayette is ideally situated close to the Champs Elysées and the business quarter of La Défense. Porte Maillot Metro Station is a few minutes walk away.

The hotel offers a wide choice of fine dinning to suit all tastes. Guests have a total of four restaurants and two bars to choose from. The popular bar is the Panoramic Bar, which offers breathtaking views over Paris.

1,000 soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms. All rooms have light colored designs.


Luxury hotel since 1910. Elegant rooms and suites offer every modern comfort and feature double-glazed windows, parquet floors and classic-style furnishings in sand colour wood designed and created especially for the hotel. Some rooms have balcony. Restaurant offers refined Italian cuisine. Lounge bar offers cocktails and snacks. Patio restaurant in the courtyard serves lunch in summer.

Meridien Montparnasse

In the centre of lively Montparnasse, just a few minutes away from the Eiffel Tower, Saint-Germain-des-Près and the Luxembourg Gardens, Le Meridien Montparnasse hotel offers all the facilities of an international first-class Paris hotel. Its gourmet restaurant, Montparnasse ’25, and the buffet-style Justine offer excellent cuisine and are both highly reputed.

It has 953 spacious and comfortable rooms and suites on 25 floors, with a unique panoramic view over Paris. Original etchings and lithographs decorate the walls of the guest rooms, symbolizing the cultural and artistic heritage of the Montparnasse Quarter.

Novotel Tour Eiffel

The Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel is a 4 Apple hotel with 764 rooms overlooking the Seine, a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower. The hotel offers its business clients a wide choice of seminar and convention possibilities in its 29 rooms, including an auditorium seating 600 people. Whether you are here on business or on vacation, the Japanese Benkay restaurant, international L’Envie restaurant, La Seine bar and free pool for hotel residents will make for an unforgettable stay in the capital. The hotel also has a lounge bar, fitness center with swimming pool and sauna, big conference area. A children-friendly hotel, it offers family rooms, children’s safe play areas and balanced menus.

Pullman Bercy

Pullman Bercy, located in a new and fashionable part of Paris, offers a different type of hotel experience for the traveler seeking the ultimate in comfort. Within minutes from Place de la Madeleine, Sofitel Paris Hotel Bercy invites guests with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Just a few steps from the hotel, you will find metro station line 14, which is the latest and fastest metro line in Paris, getting you to the city center in just 10 minutes!

The hotel’s main meeting point Le Point Bar furnished with a tasteful mix of contemporary armchairs and large easy chairs is open on weekdays from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, serving snacks and drinks while piano music entertains. Small terrace for enjoying cocktails. The Le Café K restaurant features Mediteranean cuisine with fresh ingredients from the markets.

Pullman Rive Gauche

Modern hotel featuring elegant rooms with all present-day comforts, two restaurants, literary/piano bar serving also light snacks, fitness centre with sauna and heated swimming pool on 22nd floor with panoramic view, business center. All private and public spaces are non-smoking.

Star Hotel Castille

The Starhotels Castille’s design is inspired by the glamour of authentic Parisian residences. The subtle decor is enhanced by the delicate marquetry furniture, precious sculptures and paintings. Located in the heart of Paris, in the district of the prestigious French high fashion design houses, near the Louvre, the Opera and the Place Vendome. The hotel offers 107 rooms of which 21 suites, the Il Cortile restaurant with Italian specialities, a bar and a library lounge, as well as 3 meeting rooms for up to 60 people with daylight, fitness room and sauna.

Bergere Opera

At the heart of the Grands Boulevards, just a few minutes from the Opéra Garnier and the DROUOT auction rooms, the Opéra Hotel and its 134 rooms will please you with its large glass-roofed sitting room with its mosaic floor and its panoramic lift with view over the winter garden.

Sully Saint Germain

The Sully Saint-Germain hotel is located on the left bank of Paris, in the heart of the Latin Quarter, between Saint-Germain des Prés and Saint-Michel. You’ll be captivated by the charm and the historical wealth of the oldest district of Paris.

Refined as can be, the 61 rooms with their tasteful furniture, tapestries and freestone walls radiate coziness and well-being. Every room is air-conditioned and fully equipped with private bathroom and toilet, hair dryer, safety box, mini-bar, color television, direct dial phone an modem/dataport connection.