Paris, France

Grand Powers

Price per night from$665.71

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (inclusive of taxes and fees) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR611.16), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Haute Haussmannian maison

Setting

Golden Triangle grandeur

Take note from its sartorial neighbours (Chanel and Céline, if we’re name-dropping) and put your most fashionable foot forward at polished Parisian hotel, Grand Powers. Haussmannian history flirts with art deco flourishes and modern fixtures at this finely tuned pied-à-terre, and you can ogle up the Eiffel Tower from many of its balcony-blessed rooms. After exceeding your daily step count en flânant the boulevards, restore from the inside out at the nourishing vegan-friendly restaurant, or outside-in at the holistic spa – all seductively à la mode.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

50, including 13 suites.

Check–Out

Noon; earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.

Prices

Double rooms from £424.89 (€504), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €10.73 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include a buffet breakfast of chia pudding, pastries, fruit, eggs, cheese, granola and fresh juices.

Also

The communal areas and two Executive Rooms with Balcony are adapted for wheelchair users, plus there is a lift to all floors and an alarm system for hearing-impaired guests. The spa, its sauna and hammam are accessible for guests with reduced mobility, but note that there are steps to reach the Jacuzzi.

At the hotel

Gym (open 24 hours), electric bikes for hire, charged laundry service and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: smart TV with Chromecast, climate control, Nespresso coffee machine, tea-making kit, minibar, bathrobes and slippers, and Diptyque bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Paris isn’t known for spacious suites, yet Grand Powers’ offerings are on the generous side. The Executive Room with Balcony is airy and bright, with the dimensions to welcome your haul of designer buys. The balcony overlooks the golden-hued ‘hood, but for views that encourage extra ooh-ing and aah-ing, book an Eiffel-eyeing one (best framed from the Eiffel Tower Suite).

Spa

Thala Spa will recuperate any lethargic legs or achy arms after a day of shopping ‘til you drop. The marble-clad space is decked out with a Jacuzzi, hammam and sauna, plus a treatment room where holistic Holidermie rituals soothe – choose from a selection of facials, massages and body scrubs. If you’re off to any soirées, you can get dolled up with hair, nail and make-up sessions, and if you’d rather have the place all to yourself, you can book it exclusively after 6pm.

Packing tips

Deep pockets, a wardrobe wishlist and room to spare in your suitcase – Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior are Grand Powers’ neighbours and set to tempt you.

Pet‐friendly

VIPs (very important pets) will get the royal treatment and can stay for no extra charge. A welcome treat, bowl and bed are provided, plus a special room service menu for pooches. See more pet-friendly hotels in Paris.

Children

The hotel goes above and beyond for little Smiths: they’ll be given games, books, welcome treats and a soft toy. Extra beds (€85 a night) can be added to a choice of rooms, plus connecting options are available. Babysitting can be arranged on request.

Best for

The whole clan.

Recommended rooms

Opt for a Junior Suite to accommodate an extra bed for €85 a night (an Executive Room with Balcony is an option too, but smaller). And the living room in the Family Suite can be set up as a second bedroom, plus there are interconnecting options.

Meals

Café 52 has a small children’s menu. 

Babysitting

Available on request and with advance notice.

No need to pack

Colouring books, pens or games, and fret not if you’ve forgotten your little Smith’s favourite toy – the hotel will also give them a teddy to keep.

Also

If you let the hotel know your little Smith’s name, age and preferences in advance, they’re more than happy to make things more personal.

Sustainability efforts

Grand Powers’ eco-conscious endeavours include reducing water and energy consumption, using environmentally friendly cleaning products, limiting plastic and working with organic suppliers to source seasonal produce.

Food and Drink

Photos Grand Powers food and drink

Top Table

For dining à deux, sit side by side at one of the tables with curvaceous petrol-blue banquettes.

Dress Code

Power dressing – keep things crisp and chic, but no need to bust out the Birkin.

Hotel restaurant

It’s not often that ‘plant-based’ and ‘Paris’ appear in the same sentence, but chef Maxime Raab at Café 52 is turning that on its head. Healthy and fresh fare with Asian accents – crispy halloumi with pistachio yoghurt, miso ramen with brown rice noodles, gluten-free pasta with black truffle and vegan cream – celebrates seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Wash them down with a kombucha, ginger shot or coconut water, or for something less virtuous, there’s a leisurely champagne brunch on Sundays.

Hotel bar

Sip a craft cocktail or nurse a digestif at the intimate bar area in Café 52, which is dotted with a few tasselled arm chairs, rose-pink pouffes and velvet bar stools. If you’re lucky enough to bag a seat, settle in with a La Vie en Rose (gin, raspberry, Saint-Germain, lemon and champagne) or a Rhumantic (rum, tonka bean, amaretto and ginger kombucha).

Last orders

Café 52 is open daily from 7am until midnight; dinner is served until 9.30pm, after which bar snacks are available. Breakfast is from 7am until 10.30am; Sunday brunch is 12.30pm until 2pm.

Room service

Wake up with breakfast in your suite; certain restaurant dishes, plus a separate menu, can be delivered to your door round-the-clock.

Location

Photos Grand Powers location
Address
Grand Powers
52 Rue François 1er
Paris
75008
France

Paris-born Grand Powers sits in the 8ème arrondissement’s glamorous Golden Triangle, a renowned shopping district bordered by the Champs-Élysées.

Planes

Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports are both a 50-minute drive from the hotel. Transfers can be arranged with advance notice – prices start from €200 one-way, for three guests.

Trains

The city’s many train stations are all a cab ride from the hotel – Eurostar hub Gare du Nord, plus Gare de l’Est and Gare de Lyon are 30 minutes away; Gare Montparnasse is a 15-minute drive. The hotel can organise transfers from €140 each way.

Automobiles

It would be a faux pas to bring your own wheels into the city – taxis, public transport and walking will get you around easily. Should you drive, the hotel has a free valet service, plus dedicated spaces in a public car park.

Worth getting out of bed for

After you’ve sauntered down the Champs-Élysées, perhaps while whistling Joe Dassin’s tune to yourself, weave your way to the Palais de Tokyo or Musée d’Art Moderne for a contemporary culture fix. The Arc de Triomphe is mere minutes away and the almost bird’s-eye views from the top show off Paris’ spoke-like avenues. If your suite has given you a yearning to get closer, the Eiffel Tower is a 25-minute stroll away, as is the gilded Pont Alexandre III leading to the impressive Invalides. The hotel organises leisurely jogs beside the Seine and through the local neighbourhood, or once you’ve changed out of your Lycra, big-hitter sights such as the Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries and swanky Saint-Germain-des-Prés are a quick metro or taxi ride away.

Local restaurants

Neighbourhood bistro Chez André delivers oh-so-French fare under a ruffle of red awning or in a dark-wood dining room. Traditional flavours are scaled up in the tasting menu at starred Alléno Paris, a fresco-framed restaurant with views impressive enough to momentarily distract you from the delicately arranged dishes. Vegetarians look away now… There are no points for guessing what you’ll be devouring at Beefbar – this history-rich restaurant serves up wagyu cuts, beef tartare and steak-frîtes in an art nouveau atrium.

Local bars

Bisou is shaking things up (and we’re not just talking about their martinis): this pastel pink bar has ditched menus in favour of made-to-order and personalised tipples. Take your date to (or find your next in) one of the velvet-clad corners at cosmic-inspired Prescription Cocktail Club, where specialty concoctions accompany DJ sets, tarot readings and tequila tastings.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this Haussmannian hotel in the 8ème arrondissement and unpacked their designer splurges and colourful macarons, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Grand Powers in Paris…

Expectations are set high with a name such as Grand Powers, but this beautified basecamp rises to meet them. Its covetable co-ords put you right in the heart of the Golden Triangle, an upscale corner of the 8ème arrondissement. And should you want to explore beyond this bourgeois bubble, a committed concierge is at hand for hard-to-get reservations and sought-after tickets, plus they’ll spoil your little Smiths and even pamper your pooch. 

The design is appropriately grand too: the hotel’s honey-hued façade nods to its Haussmannian heritage, as do the high ceilings, wood parquet flooring and decorative fireplaces. The rooms – most of which are generous in size and not just by Parisian standards – are a confection of playful patterns, statement stripes, sugar-soft hues and art deco details. Throw in bijou balconies and Eiffel-flirting views, and it’s clear the powers that be have masterminded the grandest of seductions.

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