Paris has developed a growing affinity for cats in recent years, first with the opening of a popular cat café, and now with the adoption of a new feline at the luxurious BRISTOL HOTEL.
On the eve of the opening of two major hotel rivals, the Bristol introduced the press to its latest family member, a blue-eyed, white Birman cat named Kléopatra who will be allowed to roam the hotel freely as its pet mascot.
After much speculation as to where David Beckham will rest his head every night in Paris, it seems the newest player for Paris Saint-Germain has chosen the luxury Hotel Bristol, a five-star property that sits along one of the ritziest streets in the city.
Beckham will be housed in the largest suite at the hotel at a cost of an estimated €17,000 a night. The hotel bill will be footed by his new team for the next five months.
At 322 square meters, the 4-room Imperial Suite includes a sitting room, 2 bedrooms and a dining area that overlooks the hotel’s French garden and can seat 12 people. Beckham will get ready for his games in a bathroom made of pink Aurora marble, which features a steam shower and bath.
The hotel boasts a triple Michelin-starred restaurant — Epicure helmed by chef Eric Frechon. The gastronomic experience, meanwhile, comes in at astronomic prices for many, with the exclusion of superstar athletes with a bevy of endorsement deals.
A first course of crispy asparagus velouté or sauce, light zabaglione and black truffle ice cream, for instance, will set you back €95, while macaroni and cheese with black truffle, artichoke, duck foie gras and mature Parmesan cheese costs €92.
On certain Saturdays of the month, guests can indulge in an elegant tea while watching a fashion show at the Bristol hotel in Paris’s tony 8th arrondissement. The next two Fashion Saturdays scheduled will focus on up-and-coming designers.
On Fashion Saturday afternoons, from 2:30pm to 4pm, Le Bristol offers a tea-time menu with tea, a range of pastries, finger sandwiches and a glass of champagne.
An ephemeral dessert created by head pastry chefLaurent Jeannin, inspired by the designer showcased that day, is also available. The price of this treat: €70.
For the next two “Fashion Saturdays,” the luxurious Parisian hotel will focus on two up-and-coming fashion names: Dina Jsr (Jan 26) and Le Lièvre et la Tortue (Feb 16).
The most prestigious haute couture fashion houses including Céline, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Chloé, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Versace and Ungaro have previously taken part in these “Fashion Saturdays.”