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Old Sep 20, 19, 7:58 pm
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Crillon only offers it as part of a specific package. And their "VIP" service is just pick up in a nice car (Maybach or Range Rover). They can also greet you at your train carriage if you're arriving on the Eurostar. Not sure about CDG arrival.

Staying there this weekend. Am looking forward.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 10:52 pm
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Originally Posted by sophialite View Post
Crillon only offers it as part of a specific package. And their "VIP" service is just pick up in a nice car (Maybach or Range Rover). They can also greet you at your train carriage if you're arriving on the Eurostar. Not sure about CDG arrival.

Staying there this weekend. Am looking forward.
They meet you at the airbridge/ gate, walk you through the formalities, collect luggage from the belt, etc, etc The Range Rover is my fav.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by amaroo View Post
They meet you at the airbridge/ gate, walk you through the formalities, collect luggage from the belt, etc, etc The Range Rover is my fav.
Yeah, and if departing the Crillon VIP transfer will escort you to check-in, all the way through security, immigration and carry your luggage to your lounge.
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Old Sep 21, 19, 6:38 am
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Yeah, and if departing the Crillon VIP transfer will escort you to check-in, all the way through security, immigration and carry your luggage to your lounge.
Not for me. Our package include roundtrip transfer with out recent stay at Crillion. They helped with luggage on arrival but the driver didn't help with luggage on departure. The driver just stood there while watching us unload the luggages ourselves ( mind you very heavy) when we got to the airport even after we had stared at the driver. Not to mention, they were also trying to charge us for the transfer which I view as a scam until we complaint. To us, service is the number one priority when we stay in a luxury hotel which Crillion failed miserably ..
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Old Sep 21, 19, 10:05 am
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I believe you have to pay extra for the "last mile" treatment.
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Old Sep 21, 19, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by Pdstahl View Post
Does anyone have a list of what Paris hotels offer VIP airport transfers as part of the rate?

i have heard Crilion and Ritz but are there others?
Here are some Paris Hotels that include airport transfers via FSPP, Rosewood Elite, Oetker Pearl Partner, Virtuoso, or a specific offer, etc...

Four Seasons Hotel George V
Preferred Partner amenity: For all Suite bookings, a complimentary arrival transfer in a sedan for two people and two pieces of luggage (if booked at least 36 hours prior to arrival)

Suite Dreams offer: Round-trip airport transportation for two guests in a Hotel sedan (3 night minimum stay, valid through 12/31/20)

Rosewood Hotel de Crillon
Suite Retreat Offer: Complimentary round trip transfers (valid through 12/27/19)

Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
For Suites with a minimum of 3 night stay, receive a complimentary one way private airport transfer

Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet's Paris
For stays of 3 or more nights - One way private airport transfer

Hotel Lutetia
For Deluxe room or higher: Choice of a round trip airport transfer OR an exclusive tour of Saint Germain des Prs area

La Reserve Paris Apartments
For any stay of 2 nights or more - complimentary roundtrip airport transfers

La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa
Round trip private airport transfers with minimum 2 night stay

Le Bristol Paris, Oetker Collection
When booking Deluxe Suite or above:- One-way transfer upon arrival (with VIP Meet & Greet)

Mandarin Oriental, Paris
Complimentary one-way transfer for Suites with meet and greet service at the air bridge (2 night stay minimum)

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome
Complimentary one-way private airport or train station transfer, inclusive of VIP Meet and Greet Service, for all stays of 3 nights or above on Park Deluxe category or higher

Ritz Paris
Complimentary two-way private airport transfer (with VIP meet & greet at the airport on arrival)

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
One way airport transfer with VIP Meet and Greet upon arrival starting the Deluxe Suite category and above (Arrival transfer reservation must be made prior to arrival with our team)

The Peninsula Paris
2020 stays for Superior Suite and above: Round trip airport transfer without meet & greet, for 2 adults with luggage
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Old Sep 22, 19, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by sophialite View Post
I believe you have to pay extra for the "last mile" treatment.
From check-in its really not that important.. If flying AF F it should nevertheless a big problem
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Old Sep 23, 19, 7:09 am
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Wrapped up another excellent stay at the Crillon just before fashion week craziness begins.

Service was excellent as per usual. They have a beautiful Sunday brunch overlooking Concorde on the second floor. Only issue is that unbeknownst to me it's not included in breakfast, and it's EUR 125 pp. Terrible value, and probably won't make that mistake again.

Breakfast has improved. Seems like the hotel has a bit of dual personality disorder in deciding to do a buffet or not. When I stayed after the hotel opened from renovations, there was a mediocre buffet. And then every stay therafter there was no buffet.

Now there is a buffet, with a lot more selection. Good good.

I didn't experience this before as my flights out of Paris tend to leave around 6:30am, so I usually have breakfast in my room at around 430am. That is always excellent.

I dropped a ton of money on FSH, leading me with entirely too many bags to carry. Despite paying only for the car transfer, out of pity the driver ordered me last mile service.

Bless the hotel for saving my back.
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Old Sep 24, 19, 3:36 am
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Here at the Park Hyatt for fashion week, and while its not my normal choice in Paris (traveling with friends made a compromise budget necessary to fit everyone's situation), I will say we haven't had any service problems, and the hotel is BOOMING with the who's who of fashion. While I doubt Anna Wintour would stay here, the PH is full of models, editors, designers etc. Probably on account of it being one of the cheapest "palace" hotels and having a few corporate contracts with the big fashion houses. My friend happened to encounter a certain Kardashian/Jenner friend both while we were at Hotel Costes and on a hookup app later that night back at the PH haha!
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Old Sep 24, 19, 3:44 am
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I'm sure all the grand dames are filled to the brim with fashion people. And my exit from Paris purposefully coincided with the beginning of fashion week. I was at Hermes yesterday and you could see the SAs dreading the onslaught. Although the mothership is always busy, fashion weeks are the most chaotic for them.
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Old Oct 4, 19, 9:55 pm
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rooms recommendation at Lutetia, family of four

Which rooms would you recommend at the Lutetia? We are considering connecting deluxe rooms with balcony; or connecting junior suite and superior room. Family of four, two adults, two teenage children.
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Old Oct 5, 19, 6:53 am
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Which rooms would you recommend at the Lutetia? We are considering connecting deluxe rooms with balcony; or connecting junior suite and superior room. Family of four, two adults, two teenage children.
The rooms at Lutetia not being the largest, I would go for a junior suite for the parents. We stayed in a junior suite with balcony ourselves and wouldnt have wanted a smaller room. The teenage children will be just fine in a deluxe room :-)
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Old Oct 5, 19, 7:55 am
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The teenage children will be just fine in a deluxe room :-)
I would have disagreed as a teen
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Old Oct 8, 19, 11:52 pm
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Hi all.

I'll get to writing some more detailed notes on each, but I was just in Paris over fashion week and managed to squeeze in some site visits with the teams at some hotels between shows. I didn't see a lot of rooms (due to occupancy), but was good to get around the various teams.

If you have any questions on any of the below, please reach out, otherwise will try share some more detail by the end of next week either here or on my website.
  • Esprit St Germain (homely, but I'm not sure who I'd sell this to, apparently it's very popular with US market)
  • Hotel Lutetia (bigger place, but really like this if looking for St Germain, had clients check out yesterday - they messaged me raving about it. The refurb has been done really well here. The gym is amazing for a hotel! Entry level suites are a bit small, bit do provide the space/separation that people who book this cat look for, the Presidential Suite was amazing - beautifully finished and some great art pieces)
  • Shangri-La (feel like it needs a refresh - but the views are amazing. Rooms felt a good size, Suites better. Loved the La Suite Chaillot/Gustaf Eiffel Suite with their terraces)
  • Peninsula (Not sure what the value prop is - nice hotel though but the location doesn't do much for me, had a nice lunch here. Lacks the intimacy of some of the others. Rooms are good though - the Deluxe Suite (#411) was large and the Garden Sutie #638 had a great roof terrace - this might be their point of difference...)
  • Raffles Royal Monceau (I was surprised I liked this - not for everyone - lunch here at Matsuhisa was delicious. Saw a Junior Suite which can actually be good value once 3rd night free and confirmed upgrade taken into account. It's a fun place I guess - I definitely have clients this would work for)
  • Plaza Athenee (a Parisian classic... I saw Deluxe Room #1 30 which I thought was fine size - Parisan style, but not in an overwhelming way. Also saw #315/16 Prestige Suite - nice apartment style suite with lots of space. Options of French style rooms or Art Deco here depending on floor number)
  • Four Seasons (place is looking fantastic - I saw the recently updated Presidential Suite (#201) and it's fantastic, also saw a Four Seasons Suite which as most know is nice and is their most popular cat)
  • Park Hyatt (I've always liked this, has had a refurb, can be good value - saw a Prestige Suite (#333) which was nice. Had a nice lunch here too)
  • Mandarin Oriental (I just don't get the sense of place here. Deluxe Room (#208) was nice - a good size). Couture Suite (#601) was also good - ~90sqm and had a kitchenette/bar area. The new Parisian Apartment launched in June is incredible and actually does have a sense of being in a Haussmann apartment unlike the rest of the property - 20k eur p/n though. Mandarin Penthouse (the duplex) also impressive).
  • Ritz (I love it and still do. Was super impressed - you know you're in Paris and everything seems very good quality including the swans. Saw the Windsor Suite and loved it. Maybe the style is too stuffy for some, but I would stay there again and again). Good benefits - upgrade at time of booking, flexible check-in/out, VIP meet and greet transfers for all bookings.)
  • Crillon (had a client here again with his brand showroom, said service was perfect this stay i.e. improved, it's a very nice property in a very good location. I saw a Grand premier Room #317 and Premier Suite #311 and both would be perfectly acceptable for their target markets - I liked the residential feel of the suite - everything seems quite well thought through)
  • Le Meurice (Another Parisian classic... Good location. Saw a refurb deluxe room and style quite similar to Athenee or refreshed Bristol really - size not bad. Also saw #406 Prestige Suite which was reopened in June - really nice and great views obviously over the Tuileries).
  • Le Bristol (I surprisingly really loved this hotel - it just has a really warm feel to it. I only saw the refurbed rooms though - all should be complete soon. Junior Suites here are great value - the ones numbered 9xx are the best - 910/11 will give you a balcony - these are actually more like one-bed suites with a living room that can be closed off. The pool is really quite special. Deluxe Rooms are also a good size - 50-55sqm)
  • La Reserve (by far my favorite and probably now my #1 recommendation in Paris. Location is quiet but still close to everything. Feels very boutique and intimate. The bathrooms were probably my favorite of all the Paris hotels. Saw Eiffel Suite #302 and it really is quite perfect. For 40 rooms, they really do provide everything you could possibly need on site. great place.)
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Old Oct 9, 19, 12:00 am
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Originally Posted by Candashaw View Post
Which rooms would you recommend at the Lutetia? We are considering connecting deluxe rooms with balcony; or connecting junior suite and superior room. Family of four, two adults, two teenage children.
Junior Suite connecting with Superior will be fine. I just saw the property - I didn't see a Superior, but the Grand Superior Rooms have ample space. Check you can get two in a Superior though - I was under impression for single occupancy.

I really liked this place!
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