Located on one of the most famous and iconic avenues in Paris — Avenue George V — the Bulgari Hotel Paris is a contemporary fusion of Italian hospitality and exquisite luxury.
Not only for the fashionable, but this chic address is also equally elegant and enticing — from the black hand-lacquered walls and expansive seats in the lobby to the excellent steamer trunk bars in the rooms. As a result of its origins as a jewelry brand, the attention to detail is outstanding and maximizes every aspect and reflects the company’s Roman Renaissance influence combined with modernism since 1884.
The aesthetically spectacular fusion of modern architecture and traditional design was conceptualized by renowned Italian architectural firm Antonia Citterio Patricia Viel — who has created all seven Bulgari Hotels to date. Numerous places include motifs from Bulgari’s handbag, fine jewelry, and watch collections, such as engraved serpents sitting atop their large bathtubs. While on the resort, one cannot help but experience a sensuous refinement — which contributes to the destination’s overall charm. There is a broad sense of not being rushed to go — it is warm and inviting, with no detail overlooked — you feel as if you are in a private house.
Each of the hotel’s 57 suites — including the soon-to-be-famous Bulgari Penthouse — and 19 executive rooms are meant to evoke the feeling of a private home with a high degree of luxury and comfort. This coziness is emphasized further by the velvet and silk that line the rooms, as well as the luxurious herringbone-patterned carpeting. The Bulgari Penthouse is the showpiece since it is visible from the street and has floor-to-ceiling windows while being exceedingly private.
The Bulgari Penthouse is a hidden treasure, with over 1,300 square feet of inside space and approximately 2,000 square feet of extra outdoor area. Both levels are connected by a magnificent spiral staircase and give an unrestricted 360-degree view of Paris. However, the most spectacular views of the city’s attractions — including the Eiffel Tower — may be enjoyed from the private rooftop garden, surrounded by seasonal, lush vegetation for added tranquillity.
Finally, located in a secluded garden, away from the hustle and bustle of Paris, is the on-site restaurant, where chef Niko Romito’s dishes highlight regional flavors.
Chef Niko’s culinary masterpieces, best known for his famous veggie lasagna, appeal to the palette most straightforwardly and thrillingly possible. While the risotto in the dining room is unmatched, the unique menu items accessible exclusively via room service, such as the blanquette de veau, are as exquisite. Pre-dinner drinks at the bar include the Scognizzo, made with tequila, velvet falernum, artichoke syrup, kiwi extract, and jalapeño essence.