We booked our stay using points, reserving two rooms since we were taking our little one. Although we had to use two rooms worth of points, we were pleasantly surprised when we shown to our room. Basically, we were given two rooms that were connected with a salon in the middle. What a amazing surprise! In the past when we were told that we would be "pleasantly surprised" by the room that we were being given, the opposite was true because it invariably ends up that we got a tiny room. The reception's idea of a cruel joke - in fact, this happened at what is now the Westin Paris near the Tuilleries Gardens (was Intercontinental when I stayed there years ago). Not on this visit, though, so kudos to the Park Hyatt!
The suite was amazing, starting with the salon which had a large flat panel TV, a dining area and living area. Instead of coffee makers, the salon had a Nespresso machine with different options for coffees, plus an electric tea kettle and traditional tea pot! Our master was very spacious with a proper king-sized bed. Our bathroom was out of this world large that wrapped AROUND the room. We loved the rainshower AND the heated toilet/bidet - what a fun way to sit on the throne! The second bedroom was large as well with two twin beds.
The service at the Reception and Concierge was excellent! Everyone was helpful and friendly. For a hotel this size, I was pleasantly surprised by how personal the service was. With 3-4 concierges, I always felt like they knew what was planned for us once I gave them my name even over the phone because we were out and about.
The one gripe I have about the hotel is the doormen. They were completely useless, especially the main doorman (bald fellow). I felt like he really picked and chose who he thought would tip him best when seeking to help folks. Getting a taxi was a trial because he never bothered to help - on one evening, it was so bad that a security detail actually went out to hail a taxi for us when he saw that I tried to do this. I did offer this feedback to the hotel via their survey and got a response back. What a poor representation of such a classy hotel.
Other things to mention is that we had breakfast in bed - very tasty and no more than your standard hotel. We didn't try their restaurants. The location is pretty convenient because it's close to most of the tourist attractions like the Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, etc. but it's a bit off the beaten track. It is class to nice shopping streets and some great shops (like Hermes!) - just a 10 minute walk.
I don't think that I could stay anywhere else in Paris after staying here - it's really spoiled me for other hotels. On the next segment of our trip, we stayed at the Trianon Palace Versailles (a Waldorf-Astoria Collection hotel). Although it was nice, it was just such a letdown after the Park Hyatt. I will post that review shortly.
One last thing - those creepy sculptures throughout the hotel are soooo creepy! Seriously, why?! It scared the s**t out of me when I had to use the bathroom in the middle of the night and they are everywhere in the hotel and rooms. Any light fixture and you're bound to see them - they look like melting mummies...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently accepted into the prestigious Palace Hotels Group, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome is one of the most visually stunning luxury hotels Paris has to offer. Its striking blend of contemporary architecture and classic design was conceived by renowned designer Ed Tuttle, lending the hotel a sensual, understated elegance that extends throughout - from the lavish Paris hotel rooms and suites to the captivating social areas and impressive meeting venues. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hyatt Paris - Vendome Hotel Paris
- Hyatt Paris
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