If you want to know what it’s like to live like a Parisian, book one of the four sprawling new apartment-style suites at the historic Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris on the famous Champs-Elysées. Unveiled this fall, the classic Haussmann-style suites exude coveted French elegance with sleek decor, high ceilings and expansive windows with stunning views of the Arc de Triomphe and more.
From the balcony of the George V suite ($ 13,130 per night), in the evening, you can admire the Arc de Triomphe bathed in light or have breakfast served in your private dining room while contemplating the monument. With 1,500 square feet of elegantly designed space, including a comfortable living room that opens to the dining room, you can welcome friends to share the view as if it were your own apartment. Designed by French interior designer Jacques Garcia, the four spacious suites reflect the spirit of French style with herringbone parquet floors, large marble fireplaces and bathrooms, Haussmann-style moldings and details, and decorative fabrics. Don’t worry about noise from the street below, the hotel took this into account when performing its massive overhaul with soundproof windows (four-glazed glass).
For even more of the best views of Paris, the expansive Arc de Triomphe Haussmann-style apartment suite ($ 16,410) offers views of its namesake and the Eiffel Tower from a continuous balcony that stretches from the dining room to bedroom. And, you can lounge in one of its two huge fireplaces on fall or winter evenings.
Bookings for any of the four signature suites come with many perks to make you feel right at home, including free roundtrip airport or train station transfer, spa treatment for each guest, dinner for two in the suite or at Fouquet’s Paris or at Joy restaurants and, of course, access to the hotel’s spa, the large swimming pool and the fitness center. But you might just want to linger in these large suites and enjoy the comforts of your apartment-style accommodation.
The suites, which are part of the 19 new rooms and suites, are the most recently completed section of the historic hotel’s two-year renovation. In addition to its 81 refreshed rooms and suites, the hotel has a private courtyard for alfresco dining and cocktails, and a rooftop lounge, La Marta, which draws a crowd in good weather for its relaxed atmosphere. Perhaps its warm atmosphere comes from the fact that Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s is the last luxury hotel in town still in the hands of a French family.