Timeless Parisian Charm at Hotel Westminster Paris
Paris is a city for romantics and I for one, am a romantic. Many people have a feeling of what Paris should look and feel like. The Breakfast at Tiffany’s moment, and I am having one of those moments, staying at Hotel Westminster Paris. And yes, Tiffany’s is across the road from our stunning suite of rooms. We are staying at this elegant and charming hotel on the famed Rue de la Paix.
Where is the Hotel Westminster Paris?
Surrounding the hotel, are designer shops like Cartier. Cafe de las Paix is just a moments walk as is Palais Garnier, the Opera House of Paris. It is next to Place Vendome, and the Tuileries Gardens are just a few minutes walk as is the Musee de Louvre. It stands to reason that Hotel Westminster Paris is itself, very chic and very sophisticated, yet very friendly.
The history of the hotel
The hotel has a very interesting history as the Duke of Westminster stayed here a lot in the 19th century, and the hotel was named in honor of his patronage. The hotel uses his coat of arms as the coat of arms for the hotel. There have been many distinguished guests in the past, and many distinguished guests now, but the hotel assures discretion about who these are.
The discrete hotel
The hotel has always prided itself on being an intimate and discrete hotel, and this is why it has so many loyal patrons who come time and time again to Hotel Westminster Paris. We were told that an American man used to come as a child in the 1950’s with his grandparents, and he still comes to this day.
The Furnishings of the Hotel
The hotel is full of 18th and 19th-century furnishings and period pieces. Chandeliers and paintings abound in the hotel. It pays heed to the new needs of the modern traveler, and there are sympathetic renovations occurring that retain all of the charms of the hotel with some more modern conveniences. The images here show you the discerning taste of the renovations and the integrity in maintaining authenticity.
The hotel is grand, and it is an elegant hotel. It has that very Parisian feel that people do want, particularly those who are romantic. The big thing about this hotel is that you do feel at home here. It is a warm hotel, where service is there, but it is discreetly done. The biggest problem with the Hotel Westminster Paris is leaving it. It is very easy just to feel very Parisian within the hotel itself.
Dining and Wining in the Hotel Westminster Paris
Duke’s Bar has an enormous fireplace, a piano player and is elegant yet comfortable with its amazing plush green leather lounges and deep green walls. There is no getting away from the fact that this hotel is both, stylish, intimate and graceful. The Michelin star Le Celadon features elegant and creative French cuisine by chef, Christophe Moisand. This is a signature of the hotel that the gastronomic needs of the patrons is met with the finest and freshest of Parisian food.
Some of the Rooms at Hotel Westminster Paris
Each room is individually decorated with antique furniture. Deluxe Saint Honoré Double Room are Decorated in a classic style, with views of the interior courtyard.
The Executive Vendôme Double Rooms have a view of either the courtyard or the Rue de la Paix. The Vendôme Room has a spacious marble bathroom.
The Signature Room has views of the courtyard, and this room is decorated in a traditional French style and features a private bathroom. Saint Honoré Suite
To see all of the rooms at the hotel, see the hotel’s website, here.
Composed of a large bedroom and an elegant living room, this suite also has a walk-in closet and a private bathroom.
It would be hard to describe how beautiful these rooms are, so the photographs will help you to visualize the charm. There are marble fireplaces, chandeliers, voluminous, soft furnishings, plush lounges, lithographs, paintings, and the beautiful antique furniture. There are so many Parisian touches that make our rooms, as we have 3 very large rooms, such a perfect Parisian experience. 3 doorways lead onto a balcony to watch the street below, with views to The Place Vendôme Column to the right and the Opera House on the left.
Note the antique clocks that are throughout the hotel and in our room. The orginal owner was a collector of antiques and in particular the many clocks that you see throughout the hotel. These clocks have become part of the signature of the Hotel Westminster Paris.
The bathroom features a sumptuous bath, raised shower cubicle, dual sinks and windows that can be opened to look over the inner courtyard of the hotel.
The rooms have modern conveniences like free Wi-fi, TV’s and sound systems. There is a workout center with views over Paris’ rooftops, chimneys and to the garret type roofing popularized in many a romantic movie. The steam bath has a Moorish influence while the sauna has a Nordic one.
The hotel is attractive for high-powered business meetings and banquets at the beautiful restaurant.
About Warwick Hotels
Hotel Westminster Paris is part of Warwick Hotels, a collection of over 55 individual and unique hotels around the world. The signature of the Warwick Hotels Collection is that each hotel has a distinctive history and a story, and are in exceptional locations. The emphasis is on sumptuous suites and extraordinary gastronomy. They offer the complete package as we have found here at Hotel Westminster Paris.
Did I have my total Parisian dream come true by staying at Hotel Westminster Paris? Yes, most definitely. It is ‘such stuff that dreams are made of’. (Shakespeare).