Need to know
50, including five suites.
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $238.47 (€218), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates usually exclude breakfast. Continental breakfast, €29 each; American breakfast – including eggs, bacon and waffles – €40 each (€25 if booking on B&B basis).
Indulge in the very French passion for the septième art in the projection room, impressively kitted out with a cinema screen and 10 luxe double armchairs (bookings from €150 an hour). Popcorn is for philistines: ask the hotel to arrange drinks and finger food for an exclusive private screening.
At the hotel
Projection room, DVD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, fully stocked minibar with two free bottles of Evian a day, coffee machine with Maison Richard coffee, kettle and Guerline bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Watch out in the Terrace Eiffel Suite – with views over the Eiffel Tower, rue Marignan and tree-lined, high-fashion Avenue Montaigne, it’s the sort of place that might compel you to get down on one knee. Suite Prestige 101 is a glamorous affair with high ceilings, a signature snake-lined sofa, a 1920s writing desk and a pearlescent chandelier. Deluxe Eiffel Tower View 501 and Prestige Eiffel Tower View 502 have balconies with iconic Eiffel Tower views. All the rooms are decked out in Pierre Yovanovitch’s playful style, contrasting bright, curvaceous pieces with tactile wood, marble and stone.
In-room massages can be arranged by the concierge.
Leave those heavy guides at home: pass yourself off as a Parisian with the hotel’s own app, loaded with a handy offline map and tip-offs to the best neighbourhood <i>restos</i>.
Two of the Deluxe Rooms are adapted to wheelchair users.
Little Smiths are welcomed with a toy-and-toothbrush pack. Free cots for under-3s can be added to Deluxe Rooms and higher categories; the chef can whip up mini portions at mealtimes. Babysitting can be arranged with two days’ notice (€30 an hour).