If you like your luxury with a hint of individuality, then Le Burgundy Paris is the hotel for you. Balancing prestige with personality, this boutique hotel features eclectic decor that combines the best of past and present, impeccable service, and impressive attention to detail, treating each guest as unique.
Located down a quiet side street of the ultra-trendy and historic 1st arrondissement, within easy reach of the Champs Elysées and the gorgeous Jardin des Tuileries, this luxury 5-star 59-room hotel has an address that will have people raising their eyebrows in appreciation. If you’re a fiend for all things fashion, then this is the ultimate location, with the designer fashion houses of Rue Saint-Honoré just a short walk away.
Situated in this hub of fashion and creativity, it’s no surprise that Le Burgundy demonstrates a similar commitment to cool inside the building, where the interior design is the epitome of chic, from the shining marble reception to the antique accents and original artworks.
The bedrooms have been specifically designed to induce a sense of serenity and calm, featuring tones of beige or grey set off with hits of vibrant green, fuschia, or blue. Wood panels, thick carpets that demand bare feet, and sumptuous curtains offer relaxed elegance while stylish desks call out for the writing of a spontaneous postcard home.
Pretend you’re in a French arthouse movie as you stand on your private terrace, taking in the views over the Parisian rooftops. Then pour yourself a drink from the minibar and sink back into the pile of feather pillows. Or enjoy a leisurely soak in the stone, marble, and chrome bathrooms, with their charming 1930s feel.
The hotel also has a partnership with Mayfair bookseller Heywood Hill, offering guests a pre-holiday reading consultation and your chosen books delivered to your door before you leave. What’s more, to ensure you spend every moment of your stay in optimum relaxation, guests get a month-long free trial of the meditation app Headspace.
Next, head down to the subterranean Spa Le Burgundy by Sothys where two treatment rooms, a private haircare salon, sauna, steam room, fitness room, and 15-metre swimming pool with massage jets help you unwind and relax.
Then there’s the Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Baudelaire, situated around an interior patio. Chef Guillaume Goupil and pastry chef Pascal Hainigue deliver an inventive take on contemporary French gastronomy, based around seasonal produce. As one would hope, there are also some fine Burgundies on the wine list.
Before or afterwards, relax with a glass of Cognac or Champagne in the Art Deco-style Bar Le Charles where a Marco Del Re fresco named Les Fleurs du Mal adorns the ceiling, a tribute to the poet Charles Baudelaire for whom the restaurant and bar are named. Joining you for a drink in this sleek watering hole, you’ll find high-flying professionals from the worlds of fashion and publishing.
The next day, schedule in time for Le Burgundy’s Afternoon Tea, served daily from 3 to 6 pm, one of the best in Paris. The teas come from a family company in Sri Lanka and the array of treats on offer—including Streusel chocolate scones and an Arriba chocolate tart—will leave you vowing never to eat anything except desert again.
As part of the Utopia Hotel Collection, Le Burgundy is focused on providing travellers with a different and more progressive vision of luxury—one that goes beyond gold bathrooms and bling. Utopia hotels, including Le Burgundy, put as much emphasis on authenticity and character as they do on offering glamour and splendour, providing visitors a personalised travel experience tailored to their unique needs and tastes.
Price range: $$$$ Address: 6-8 Rue Duphot, 75001 Paris. Phone number: +33 1 71 19 49 11 Website: www.leburgundy.com