After more than a year of intermittent strict lockdowns, Paris is back—and more vibrant than ever. Measures taken to move the city beyond the dark pandemic days, including restaurants and bars requiring an EU digital health certificate or proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter, have proven effective. Iconic attractions like the Louvre have reopened, and new ones have arrived, too, including the Bourse de Commerce contemporary art museum. The streets are once again filled with comingling Parisians and travelers, and while masks are still required indoors at many spots, the City of Light has gained a new sprightliness that beckons visitors for a fall or winter visit.
While traipsing the streets of this perpetual favorite is always romantic, we wouldn’t blame you for booking a flight to simply revel in your hotel, as adding to Paris’ current magic is lots of news on the hotel front. From a much-anticipated luxury opening to striking revamped suites and exciting food and drink experiences, here are five reasons to book a stay at a five-star Parisian property right now.