Hotel Le Bristol, Paris

    Hôtel Le Bristol occupies an enviable position among Paris’ palace hotels. For one, the establishment is owned by Germans, the Oetker family, who ensure that the 85-year-old property runs like clockwork. It is also tucked mid-block on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the same narrow street that is home to Élysée Palace, the official residence of the president of France. (French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy often holds court at the hotel.) Le Bristol added a wing that has helped this grande dame soar to a new level. Spread over seven stories, the new wing includes 26 individually designed rooms and suites styled by Maja Oetker. Throughout the wing, Oetker used floral patterns and period details, such as paintings emulating the works of the old masters. Dining 114 Faubourg for casual dining, and the superb three-Michelin-star Restaurant Le Bristol may be a bit stuffy. Facilities Anne Semonin Spa, a pool, and a fitness center. Rates Rooms from about $1,000 to $1,200, suites from about $1,400 to $3,100.

    From Around the Web...
    A $123 million renovation pays tribute to traditional Chinese heritage…
    The iconic Rotunda at the five-star Pierre New York relaunches this July…
    Enveloped in some of the world’s most scenic locations, these resorts also offer exceptional...
    Coral Caye is the perfect complement to Coppola’s Turtle Inn…
    The California company can execute the most over-the-top requests, including diving with narwhals…
    Guests can take in the wonders of New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes in the utmost comfort…
    If you’re watching America’s Cup in Portsmouth this weekend, don’t miss these restaurants…
    Witness the annular solar eclipse on the tropical island of Azura Quilalea…
    The internationally recognized design firm brings French art de vivre to Langham Place…
    Trump properties in Miami and Scotland have made our Best of the Best list in recent years…