Luxury meets refinement at one of Paris’ coolest boutique five-star hotels.

The Grand Powers Hotel, a member of the Small Luxury Hotel group is conveniently located one block from the Avenue Champs des Élysées in the heart of Paris’ Golden Triangle. With only 50 rooms and suites, it has the quaintness of a familial property without compromising on the amenities.

Jet-lagged travelers will adore the Thala Spa, a soothing spot to relax in the Jacuzzi or Hammam or opt for a pampering Dermalogica facial. Same-day appointments are possible, but book in advance to ensure your treatment time is to your preference.

Grand Powers Hotel®Romain Ricard

Grand Powers Hotel®Romain Ricard

The rooms are very spacious, even by American standards. Deluxe rooms and certainly all the suites can accommodate three people, making them divine spaces for families. On-demand babysitting is offered and they are pet-friendly as well. Plush robes, towels and the “pillow menu” add a homey touch to an already warm and welcoming vibe of the hotel.

Grand Powers Cafe ®Romain Ricard

Grand Powers Cafe ®Romain Ricard

The décor of the entire hotel is a wonderful blend of art deco and times gone by with modern elegance. Opulent crown moldings and antique fireplaces are set off by specially designed furniture and accent pieces, some with brightly colored lacquered paint, others made from brass, marble, oak, and walnut. Velvet and silk fabrics add a touch of refinement that pulls it all together.

Grand Powers. Photo courtesy of Rodalis photograph

Grand Powers. Photo Rodalis photograph

The Elegant Suite is just that…elegant in its every detail. It boasts a large separate living room and breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. This suite is done in hues of blue and the interior design is spectacular. Each floor of the hotel has a different color scheme – celadon green, powder pink or blue. All palettes are pleasing to the eye so I recommend you request a room on a higher floor with better views of the Eiffel Tower rather than pick one based upon the color.

Grand Power Hotel bar cafe®Romain Ricard

Grand Power Hotel bar cafe®Romain Ricard

The bar is small but rather cozy and the champagne is always on ice. Cocktails galore made it a special spot for our daily evening aperitifs. Café 52 is open early for breakfasts of homemade buttery croissants, eggs anyway and freshly squeezed juices. Lunch and dinner are delicious casual affairs with an eclectic menu. My favorite dish was the cod with asparagus and caviar – the menu changes seasonally.

Grand Power Hotel®Romain Ricard

Grand Power Hotel®Romain Ricard

The staff is young, energetic, knowledgeable and friendly. What more could you ask for?

About The Author

Priscilla Pilon

Priscilla Pilon travels the world but is an admitted Paris addict. She began her career as a food and travel writer through her own personal trips and her time spent living and working abroad. A true travel chameleon, she can find herself skiing in the French Alps one day and snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands the next. A wife and mother of two grown boys, Priscilla sees travel as art – a blank canvas where unique hotels and experiences paint priceless pictures. Born and raised on the South Shore of Boston, she now splits her time between Newport, Rhode Island and Boston’s North End. She is an avid photographer, sailor (Oyster 54), tennis player, skier, foodie, and amateur sommelier.

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