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Dining al Fresco: Hotel de Sers

By: Five Star Alliance

Hotel de Sers is a 19th century mansion that has been artfully restored to offer its guests small chateau charm with star quality. The hotel features an impressive portrait gallery, a charming wood-panelled lounge, an imaginative restaurant, and a lovely courtyard garden.

Hotel de Sers

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Your Questions Answered: Family Friendly Luxury Hotels in Paris

By: Betsy LeTourneau

Hotel Lutetia
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series ‘Your Questions Answered’ to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.


QUESTION: What are some family friendly Paris, connecting rooms or suite with 2 bedrooms for a family of 5, children ages 7,10, and 13

Hotel Keppler


ANSWER: Hotel Keppler

We recommend the superior suite that connects to standard room.

Hotel Keppler is a haven of comfort features of 39 exceptional rooms including 5 exquisite suites offering great views of Paris and Eiffel Tower. This little "private house" really gives you a feeling of a chic Parisian home rather than a traditional hotel. Smart, witty and sophisticated, this Pierre Yves Rochon-designed hotel is chic chill out zone just few steps from Champs Elysees. The Keppler is an unforgettably glamorous space. Spacious rooms and suites are true masterworks of timeless form and contemporary function. The decor has the indelible signature of a very gifted designer with a terrific eye for color, texture and detail. 

The Superior Suite surrounds you with unforgettable luxery and one-of-a kind character. Both of the superior suites have a balcony with a view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Both suites feature a king bed and a comfortable sofa bed in the living room. These elegant spaces have complimentary amenities such as free WiFi access, iPhone dock, a Nespresso coffee machine, TV in the bathroom, and luxurious Hermes bath amenities. Superior suites accommodate up to 4 persons (2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults) and can connect with a standard room. Size of the suite is 32 sm or 345 sq ft.

The Standard Room continues the black and white decor from the public areas in the floor. Beautifully decorated rooms showcase perfectly Pierre Yves Rochon’s devoted detail and his custom designed furniture and lights creating an inviting and restful atmosphere. Since the luxury here is timeless, the interior of the large leather wardrobes sets the tone for the theme. The same tempo continues in the bathrooms, with black and white marble and an astonishing toile de Jouoy on the walls.  The Standard rooms have a street view. The rooms have a comfortable queen bed, luxurious bathroom with Hermes toiletries, free WiFi, and an iPhone dock.

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Dining al Fresco: Hotel Keppler

By: Five Star Alliance

Stay at the Hotel Keppler and you may even get a view of the Eiffel Tower along with your breakfast. 

Hotel Keppler 

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Dining al Fresco: L'Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance

L'Hotel, the last home of playwright Oscar Wilde, offers this stunning view. 


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Peek Inside the Penthouse Suite at Mandarin Oriental Paris

By: K. Clare Johnson

Mandarin Oriental ParisMandarin Oriental Paris has a terrific location and the bespoke service the hotel group is known for.  Recently they've unveiled The Penthouse Suite, which is akin to having your own private apartment with maid service in the City of Lights. Located on the highest floor of the hotel, the three-bedroom split-level suite offers use of our breathtaking Royale Mandarin, Premier Atelier and Crystal suites. It sleeps up to 8 people, and is 407/sqm/4381sqf.

Among the amenities are twice daily housekeeping with complimentary water on turndown, a private elevator, a selection of bespoke artwork, a staircase fashioned from guilloche metal, and private gym. Most spectacularly, the suite has two terraces offering breathtaking views of the city’s rooftops, the Garnier Opéra and the Eiffel Tower.

In addition to the suite’s three large bedrooms, there is a lavish bathroom with gold cabochons scattered across the floor, a steam room and oversized bath.  Guests can choose from a plush robe or a silk kimono while soaking in the round tub and watching the in-bathroom TV.  There’s also a spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, bar andMandarin Oriental Paris two additional bathrooms.

For your listening pleasure there's a Bang & Olufsen televisions and audio system. Those guests surgically attached to their electronic devices will be glad to know fast, high quality bandwidth, both wired and wireless, allows for up to four devices. 

Still feeling a little tense despite all this luxury? Guests may exclusively enjoy a complimentary, ensuite Jiao Ting massage for two.

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Dining Al Fresco: Hotel Plaza Athenee

By: K. Clare Johnson

As part of an occasional series of posts at Five Star Alliance, we feature luxury hotels that offer al fresco dining.
At Hotel Plaza Athenee, your croissant comes with a side of Eiffel Tower. Bon Appetit!

Hotel Plaza Athenee

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Le Burgundy Loves Babies (and Kids)

By: K. Clare Johnson


Le Burgundy parisLe Burgundy Paris is a cozy boutique hotel just off the Champs-Elysees in the City of Lights. The architect and decorator have produced a restful setting, blending contemporary furniture and luxurious cloths while favouring space and light. The owner's passion for art is expressed in the ground floor's black-marble Guy de Rougemont puzzle, through which runs a brass thread. Paintings, lithographs and black-and-white photographs bring a personal touch to the decor.

Le Burgundy also believes that their youngest guests deserve luxury treatment.  In addition to child-size robes and slippers, pint-size visitors are welcomed with candy, cartoons, and a teddy bear. Strollers, high-chairs, cots, changing mats, and a toy box are also available Children are given access to the swimming pool, and petite palates can be catered to via special room service and Le Baudelaire dishes. There's even a children's concierge to arrange baby-sitting services, or activities such as face-painting, museum visits, pastry-making classes, and magic shows. 

Your children aren't going to want to go home. 

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Image of the Day: Jays Paris

By: Five Star Alliance

Jays Paris was built in the mid 19th Century, restored in 1999 and completely redecorated in 2006, JAYS combines old-fashioned elegance with modern technology. Guests discover an interesting play on natural light throughout the building, elegant works of art and a charming blend of antique furniture and contemporary design.

Jays Paris

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Hotel de Crillon Renovations Revealed

By: Guest Writer


Hotel de Crillon


The legendary Parisian Hotel de Crillon recently closed in order to go a major renovation that's expected to last two years. Our sister publication, The Luxury Travel Advisor, got some inside information on what future guests might expect.

 Here's what writer Jena Tessa Fox found out about the renovations: 

Architect Richard Martinet, along with Artistic Director Aline d'Amman and three Parisian decorators – Cyril Vergniol, Chahan Minassian and Tristan Auer – are working to bring the historic hotel into the 21st century. And although both management and designers have revealed little in the way of details, a recent press release offered a hint: "The 7th floor … will be imagined as a 'quarter within the hotel' where fashion designers and brands can collaborate with the Crillon to decorate the suites." The hotel's management contract, the story continues, may take a page from the Kempinski model - an established brand that manages a number of historic hotels. And the Crillon will need a special kind of care to balance contemporary tastes with classic style: It is 250 years old, and several rooms are listed as national historic monuments. But the "Louis XV" decor, while never lacking for gilding, can seem a tad dated, and when the French Ministry of Tourism was handing out "palace" status to hotels in 2011, the Crillon was absent from the list. It is worth noting that Mohamed Al-Fayed's Paris Ritz also lost out and has also recently closed for a 27-month refurbishment. The renovated hotel will open its doors again in 2015.


We look forward to seeing the stunning results! 

Spotlight on La Tremoille

By: Elaine Lee


La Tremoille

Paris is synonymous with refinement and elegance, it is a place where everything is so beautiful it can be considered an art form. From the food to the clothes, everything seems seamlessly dripping with Parisian luxury. Travelers and tourists who have been to the fabulous Golden Triangle in Paris located in the 8th district, have seen and shopped at the finest haute couture fashion houses, experienced gastronomic delicacies, and if they are lucky know about Paris's best kept secret: La Tremoille

La Tremoille



La Tremoille has received rave reviews since its grand re-opening, ten years ago and is what Parisian dreams are made of. La Tremoille is surrounded by the haute couture fashion houses, restaurants and museums. From check-in to check-out guests experience this refined Parisian elegance every step of the way. Guests are greeted with Ladurée macaroons on their pillows every night, sleep peacefully in sound-proof rooms, bathe in luxurious Molton Brown bath products, and well-dressed rooms to relax in after a day of sight seeing designed in the same sentiment of its surroundings of contemporary elegance.


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