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Kleopatra and Fa-Raon

Persian cat becomes newest recruit of Le Bristol Paris

Kleopatra and Fa-Raon

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 .

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.

Le Bristol Paris cats

On August 1, the Peninsula Paris will open its doors, as will the Hotel Plaza Athenee after a nearly year-long renovation, ratcheting up the competition in the city’s luxury hotel market.

Kléopatra will be the female companion for Fa-raon, who has held reign over the hotel over the last few years and took up residence as a companion for the hotel’s littlest guests.

Le Bristol Paris Kléopatre Goyard collar

Last year, the city became home to its first cat cafe, in which cat lovers can sip their coffee amid roaming felines.

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David Beckham to live in luxury suite

David Beckham Paris Saint Germain

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.

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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.

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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.

Epicure gastronomic restaurant

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.

Epicure chef Eric Frechon

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.

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Fashion high tea at Paris’s Bristol hotel

Ralph Lauren Le Bristol

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 chef Laurent 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.”

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Paris’s ‘palace’ hotels – the winners and losers

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The French government announced the eight recipients of its new ‘palace’ hotel rating May 5, dealing a blow to some of Paris’s most famous hotels.

The ‘palace’ rating is an official designation above five stars awarded by the French tourism authorities — it’s designed to help travelers identify the cream of the country’s many swanky hotels.

A total of four Paris properties were given the award — the Bristol, the Meurice, the Park Hyatt and the Plaza Athenee.
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Le Bristol to Unveil One of World’s Most Expensive Suites

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Paris’s Hotel Le Bristol is about to unveil a $33 million revamp that includes an ultra-luxe penthouse occupying the top floor of the hotel.

The 2,583-square-foot, two bedroom suite encompassing the entire eighth floor is set to become one of the most expensive hotel suites in the world.

It will feature incredible views of the rue de Faubourg Saint Honoré and the famed Le Bristol gardens-the largest of any Parisian hotel.
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