The Bristol Hotel
Upon our return to Paris, we checked in to the Bristol Hotel. I have always loved this hotel, occasionally stopping in for a cocktail or lunch when I was a student at Christie's just up the street. This was the first time I stayed as a guest and it was fabulous. As we received the keys to our room, which was ready for our early afternoon arrival, we received a beautifully hand-written note from the assistant to the general manager who had helped up with our reservation.
A complementary bottle of Champagne, fresh fruit, chocolates, and a second hand-written note from the general manager himself welcomed us into our room.
Southern exposure from one of three large windows provided lots of light and spectacular views of the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré.
Our suite was the perfect combination of space and coziness. It was comprised of a sitting room, a bedroom, a dressing area, and two luxurious marble baths.