Situated on the elegant and beautiful square, Place Vendome close to the Louvre, the Ritz Paris, a former 18th century private residence is undeniably in a league of its own. Everything at the Ritz-the gleaming marble in the lobby, dazzling chandeliers, extravagant floral arrangements from designer Djordje Varda and soft oriental carpets that absorb the sound- expresses dignified elegance. Walk into this hotel and you're sure to bump into pop stars, presidents and the like, as this is one hotel regularly frequented by the rich and the famous. The impeccably furnished 135 rooms and 40 suites are fitted with wireless internet connections, BOSE sound systems and plasma TV screens. Other services include a grand swimming pool, a fitness center and a health spa that offers exotic Australian aboriginal massages. The Da Vinci Code has made The Ritz famous too as the opening scene of both the novel and the movie have been set here. The hotel also houses the celebrated cookery school where cooking enthusiasts train under head chef Michel Roth.
15 Place Vendôme, 1st
Tel: (01) 4316 3030.