Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero: in a total green harmony

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Hello everyone! I am back! As a quick introduction, we, as human beings are always looking for things we do not have and it feels right because it is an instinctive reaction. Once you have what you want, you don’t need it anymore, you don’t want it anymore. It is a fact. After this break, short or long depending on the step back, I am convinced that it is about coming back in better conditions. Not that I had to understand what I want but to focus on the priorities. To figure out what’s best. To simply take time to appreciate. So let me invite you to read this new article just like we never left each other. Continue reading “Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero: in a total green harmony”

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Hôtel Bachaumont: a discreet charm in the heart of Paris

Hey there! After what happened in Paris two weeks ago, I thought it could be nice to go back to the roots. Paris is the city of love and the city of light. Everything shines despite the rainy days. Its architecture, its beauty, its charm, its romanticism. Paris is one of those cities that never sleeps. Its inhabitant love life by enjoying a croissant in the morning, a cup of coffee at a terrace, walking along the Seine and reading books in the gardens. I am never bored in the city. There is always something to do. Indeed everyday is a new day. And I am gonna be presenting this freely arrived, new born hotel straight from the Roaring Twenties.

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Four Seasons to Hyde Park

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   Last but not least about London! Real quick on some bullet points. After visiting quite a few hotels, the Four Seasons London is visually and architecturally not my favorite one. I can’t like all of them or you will think I’m sponsored haha. The skeleton of this one is mixed, not entirely defined I guess. Only the red is found everywhere, is it for the Asian occupants? What is probably worth trying would be the bar which looks very nice and also a spa moment or a fitness session. These last two are located on the top with a view on the City, London Eye and Big Ben. By a quite clear sky, it would be a moment of escape, or domination for some people who like being superior, who knows.

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Brunch Time at Rosewood London

   Welcome to the Rosewood London! Here is the first focus on London. Among the ten days in the city, a lot has been done, tried and discovered. I had the chance to visit this unique hotel. Opened in October 2013, it became the pioneer in terms of five-star luxury hotel in Midtown within a year. “Best New Hotel in the World 2014” by Telegraph’s Ultratravel, “Hotel of the Year London 2014/2015” at the AA Hospitality Awards, “Opening of the Year 2014” at the European Hospitality Awards, the recognition is real in a short period of time. The £85 million renovation hides a beautiful interior in marble. Guests enter via a grand carriageway which leads to a distinctive courtyard giving a sense of arrival more akin to a private manor house than a hotel. Surprising in a way because you don’t see the entry at first and I wasn’t sure where it was until I crossed the alley.

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The Peninsula: halfway between tradition, innovation & savoir-faire

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   The new born Peninsula Paris opened last August and it is the first in Europe ! A couple weeks ago took place the opening party. After looking at pictures and hearing some feedback, it was apparently gigantic ! My turn to discover this place full of history. Indeed, George Gershwin composed “An American in Paris” while his stay in 1928, then it became UNESCO’s headquarter in 1946, it was also where the international center for Minister of Foreign Affairs conferences were taking place at. Welcomed by two giant lions in front of the hotel emphasizing the Chinese heritage of the group, what stroke me was the ability to mix up tradition, innovation and savoir-faire. Through its diversity, everyone can find his preferences. It’s basically different worlds in a common place. Three restaurants, three universes. Very enlightened in The Lobby, whereas the LiLi restaurant is a little subdued at the entrance and reddish inside through the walls while at L’Oiseau Blanc, white and brown are dominating the room.

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Be My Prince!

We say randomness is your best friend. It leads your life to a specific location. Here I am at the Prince de Galles. This luxury hotel on Avenue George V is right next to Four Seasons George V. Recognizable by an Art Deco style, a feel of simplicity is filling in the atmosphere. By simply walking in this unique address, the entrance hall was very zen and soothing.

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Chalet Fleurier: Cocooning at Park Hyatt

 

In the heart of the city of love, the Park Hyatt is a luxury 5-star hotel. Located in between Place Vendôme and Opera Garnier, it is one of the perfect place for a stay or even a drink in Paris. I wanted to have a break for myself, and it turns out that the tea time was the right choice. Escaping from Parisian rush for a peaceful moment into a cottage in the mountains, with a Swiss Chalet in the back, fluffy snow white seats I’m in love with and fake snowflakes, everything is set up to make you travel within the hotel itself. Continue reading “Chalet Fleurier: Cocooning at Park Hyatt”