Grand things are happening over at the Rue Francois Ier, where since 1920, a striking Haussman building has welcomed in discerning travellers looking for a classic Parisian hotel.
To celebrate its 100th year, the hotel has been given a complete refurbishment and the new look Grand Powers Hotel, which opened on 4 January, offers glamour, cosiness and the unmistakable Parisian chic.
The 50 rooms and suites, some of which open out on to balconies, boast period features, detailed fireplaces and oak floors plus sumptuous fabrics in powdered pink, blue and celadon.
Book a table at the bustling Café 52 and enjoy people-watching over a coffee or a cocktail – the relaxed lounge bar offers a 24-hour service to suit every whim and appetite.
After a busy day exploring the multifarious delights of the French capital, sit back and unwind in the spa’s hammam, sauna or Jacuzzi, or book a massage or treatment for an uplifting end to the day. The property is a new member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World portfolio.