La Réserve is located on the beautiful Gabriel Avenue and overlooks the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower and the Pantheon. The Champs Elysées is a short walk from the hotel, yet the surroundings are peaceful and secluded despite being in such a prime location. The building is an 1854, Haussmann mansion which was once owned by Pierre Cardin. The beautiful gardens and fountains of the Champs Elysées practically surround the building, ensuring incredible views wherever you look.
Deluxe and Prestige rooms measure from 40sqm, have marble bathrooms and beautiful Parisian chic décor. Prestige Junior Suites measure 52sqm and have balconies with views of the Eiffel Tower, though Deluxe suites are slightly larger at 60sqm and also benefit from a separate living area. Prestige Suites are beautifully appointed and all measure at least 70sqm, though the most stunning suite is certainly the Presidential Suite, which measures 118sqm and has a bright, spacious king size bedroom and a separate living area. Alternatively, guests can choose to book one of the exquisite apartments that are connected with La Reserve. All of the apartments measure at least 140sqm and even one bedroom apartments have their own dining room, living room, bathroom and kitchen. Two bedroom apartments measure 150sqm and each bedroom has its own private bathroom. Three bedroom apartments measure 170sqm and each has a bedroom with a balcony, while the more spacious three bedroom garden apartments measure 300sqm and have a dining room that has views of the Eiffel Tower. The four bedroom suites have an ‘under the dome’ formal living area and a home cinema on the fourth floor. All apartments have televisions in each bedroom and living area and a fully equipped office area with printer, multimedia tools and an internet connection.
Le Gabriel offers contemporary, seasonal French cuisine and at the weekends a specially prepared tasting menu is available, providing creative and exciting dishes. An á la carte menu is also available and meals can be taken anywhere in the hotel from the Library to your own room. All of this is overseen by head chef Jérôme Banctel, who is famed for his dedication to bringing out the richest and most authentic flavours. Le Bar has an extensive selection of wines, and tasting sessions can be enjoyed in the library. Cocktails are also served at Le Bar and personalised recipes can be requested.
The Spa is set around a beautiful 16-metre pool and has three treatment rooms, a fitness centre and a steam room. Exclusive Nescens-Swiss anti-aging treatments are available at the Spa and there is even an ‘especially for men’ treatment. Guests may also create their own perfume at the bespoke perfumery, where a ‘nose’, an experienced perfumer, will help you to create a unique blend of scents.
50 minutes (27km) by car from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
May – October