La Réserve Hotel and Spa in Paris, France was voted the No. 1 hotel in the world by readers of the Condé Nast Traveler magazine. For the past 30 years, the magazine has asked readers to vote in their annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, more than 300,000 readers cast their votes by rating a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, the magazine reported. Readers rated rooms, service, food, design, and value.
La Réserve Hotel and Spa received the highest marks in each category. Ahead, see what it’s like to stay at the best hotel in the world.
About La Réserve Hotel and Spa
The hotel opened in 2015 and quickly made a name for itself in the hotel industry. Condé Nast Traveler says, “The opulence is shameless, and irresistible.” Reviews on Google gush about the hotel’s decor and impeccable staff. Reviewer Jack Anderson said, “A stay at this hotel should come with a serious health warning attached, as leaving is likely to provoke severe depression.”
The hotel has a rich history
The building was originally for the Duc de Morny, Napoleon III’s half-brother, according to Condé Nast Traveler. Later, the hotel was an apartment building, as the La Réserve’s website says. As a hotel, La Réserve maintains the lavish decor of the 19th century. Guests will enjoy marble fireplaces and antique furniture throughout the hotel.
Your own butler
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La Réserve has 26 suites and 14 rooms, each with their own butler. Butlers are there to help with anything from packing and unpacking to drawing a bath. Guests may contact their butler using an in-suite iPad at any time during their stay. According to La Réserve’s website, each butler provides “perfect homelike comfort” to guests.
Food any time you want
La Réserve believes guests should have whatever their hearts desire during their stay. And they don’t have to order off a room service menu because there isn’t a strict menu, according to the hotel’s website. Guests can order any meal at any time.
Food from the best chefs
Le Gabriel, offers guests French cuisine with a Japanese “boldness,” according to La Réserve’s website. The restaurant received two Michelin stars after being open for one year.
The hotel’s second restaurant, La Pagode de Cos, has a menu designed around fresh, seasonal produce and is run by Emmanuel Sibileau. It’ll cost you though; guests can expect to spend at least $70 on one entree.
Your own signature drink at Le Bar
The hotel’s bar is just as extravagant as the hotel’s restaurants. Bartenders will improvise cocktails from an ingredient list for guests to enjoy every time they stay at La Réserve.
Guests can also attend monthly wine evenings organized by the hotel on the first Thursday of every month. And, if guests don’t feel like drinking at Le Bar, they can sip cocktails in the hotel’s library.
Your own apartment
Part of the building contains 10 apartments with views of the Eiffel Tower. While staying in an apartment, guests get access to many amenities. They include car valet, concierge, secure access to the apartment, and special access to the hotel’s restaurants and spa. The apartments also come with staff, including an in-home chef and housekeeper.
A sought-after location
La Réserve is one block from both the Champs-Élysées and the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, right in the heart of Paris. That makes it convenient for guests to walk to their favorite destinations in the city.
Plus, each room and suite has spectacular views of the city. Some rooms even have views of more than one landmark.
Exclusive tours of Paris
The exclusivity at La Réserve extends beyond the walls of the hotel. Guests can experience tailor-made excursions by the concierge. The hotel has contacts around the city allowing them to “get behind-the-scenes access to the historical landmarks and cultural hubs of the city’s vibrant life,” La Réserve’s website says. The site describes the experiences as the “rarest” and most “confidential.”
World-class spa treatment
Like the hotel’s restaurants, experts staff the spa. The spa’s staff can personalize every guest’s visit. Guests can have personalized spa treatments from experts while sipping on a personalized cocktail. And when guests have had enough pampering, they can lounge in the swimming pool or use the fitness center. Both are open 24 hours a day.
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