Choose to spend top dollar on a hotel in Paris, and you’ll find that it is an arena for luxury accommodation. The sheer quality of options here means there’s no right or wrong choice, it’s just a matter of preference.
But what if you’re looking for something truly different?
Enter La Réserve Paris Hôtel and Spa, an establishment focused on providing just that difference. And, though it’s a newcomer to the Parisian scene, there’s already a diehard group of fans that swear by it… and it’s easy to see why.
The ideology here is to offer luxury and discretion in a setting that should never feel any less welcoming than your own home. And if there’s something to be said about La Réserve Paris Hôtel and Spa, is that it achieves the “home away from home” vibe to perfection.
At no point are you made to feel that you’re in a hotel. This is an urban mansion and everyone here works hard to make you feel like it’s yours only.
Limited rooms and guest only common areas create an aura of exclusivity which helps you settle right into La Réserve’s philosophy and so do the 19th century books on the shelves, sixth sense like service and guests only spa… every element here has received expert attention, but it never feels put on or over the top.
The young and friendly personnel are as hands on–or off– as you want, but let them know how you like your tea sugared at breakfast and you’ll never have to repeat it again. And though that’s proof enough of excellence, what will really surprise and delight you, are the little gestures.
There’s a sense that La Réserve genuinely cares about its guests. Can’t sleep at 3.00 am? head to the library, ask them to light the hearth and make you a hot tea and it will be as natural to them as bringing you your morning coffee. The hotel manages to fill your stay with little surprises such as these and when it’s pulled off in such an exquisite setting, there’s no doubt that you’re getting one of the best examples of Parisian hospitality available.
A Designer’s Touch
Jacques Garcia is the man behind the designs and his achievement lies in making every piece of this 19th century mansion feel like it’s always been there. Walls are hung with silk and damascene brocade drapes, the flooring is made of rich herringbone oak and unique antiques, such as Napoleon era chairs and carefully sculpted friezes exude a genuine period ambiance.
Don’t marvel too long at the interiors though, because the hotel’s location on Avenue Gabriel puts you in a prime spot to enjoy this wonderful city. Coupling its exclusive address and private home atmosphere, La Réserve Paris Hôtel and Spa provides a glimpse of another lifestyle and wherever you’re from in the world, within these walls, you can’t help but feel right at home.
An Air of Exclusivity
You might be a luxury connoisseur, but are you a La Résèrve connoisseur? Exclusivity is what drives this hotel and here, you’re more than a guest, you’re the member of a club.
Common areas are reserved for hotel residents only and are ideal for family time or a quiet conversation with a new acquaintance. The spa –the first Necens Spa in France– is one such area offering the Nescens signature anti ageing treatment as well as a 16-meter indoor pool, a rare find in Paris.
The Library is the quiet heart of the hotel where guests can congregate around the fire for a drink with a 19th century publication in hand, or simply enjoy a light meal with the family before heading out to see the sights and sounds of the city of light. And, if you’re a fan of a good old cigar, the hotel’s smoking room is ideal to puff away and share a conversation with a fellow guest .
Only 15 minutes by car separate La Réserve Paris Hôtel and Spa from the La Réserve Paris Apartments on Trocadéro and both carry the La Réserve DNA. The hotels have won over the hearts of those in the know with a deft touch and fine sense of discretion, so go on and give it a try, it may just be the holiday home in Paris you were looking for.