As one of an earlier reviewer stated, what separates Fouquet's Barrierre from every other 5 star hotel in Paris is the staff, who are amazingly warm and welcoming from the moment you arrive until departure, in particular the lovely, elegant Julie Bruley who is Fouquet's Director of Client Operations.
Although it was June, we arrived on a rainy, cold Parisian day. Our welcome was so unusually friendly that I thought they were mistaking me for someone else. Ms. Bruley came over and told us that she had a wonderful surpise for us but that our room wouldn't be ready for another ten or fifteen minutes. She invited us to go up to the bar and have whatever we wished, compliments of the hotel. We were escorted upstairs to a gorgeous bar, which also serves as a resturant for breakfast and lunch with a beautiful and comfortable terrace outside, complete with sofas and very comfortable chairs. The room itself is decorated in colors of eggplant and lime green... exquisite.
The service was impeccable. After 15 minutes Ms. Bruley arrived to show us to our room.
I had booked a junior suite, a definite extravagance in Paris, but it was our 30th anniversary and this was a celebration.
When we stepped into our room, my mouth fell open. She asked if we liked it. She had upgraded us to a full suite that took my breath away. There were a dozen roses in the livingroom and another dozen in the bedroom and fresh peonies in the bathroom. There were 3 plasma tv's, one of which hung over the sunken tub in the bathroom. 8 or 9 floor to ceiling French windows that opened out over the quiet and landscaped courtyard. The shear luxury of the suite took my breath away. Now I was convinced they had mistaken us for someone else! I looked at her and told her I might just never leave our suite. She pointed to a bottle of champagne chilling in a bucket next to a bowl of fresh fruit and canapes and wished us a wonderful stay.
That was just the beginning of four days of tender loving care at the hands of the hotel's staff. It is the most subperbly run hotel I've ever stayed in and both my husband and I are world travellers who definitely like our comforts. There was a bottle of Hermes cologne and a bottle of Hermes eau d'toilette waiting for us in the bathroom, which was huge and did not house the toilette, which was in a separate room. There was a huge and beautifully designed dressing room/walk in closet with two gorgeous terry lined silk robes and beautiful slippers.
The food was wonderful and did not disappoint. While it was our first time at Fouquet's, it will not be our last. This hotel owns me for life. Luxury is easy to find as it simply requires cash, but a warm and inviting hotel staff, especially in Paris is never a guarantee unless you stay at Fouquet's, where it is the norm. Simply wonderful hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located at the corner of the Champs-Elysées and George V avenues, Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris, fully renovated in 2017, offers the perfect setting for a quintessential Parisian experience. The 81 Rooms and Suites, enhanced in the inimitable style of interior designer Jacques Garcia, welcome guests in the utmost comfort. The hotel offers fine dining thanks to its two restaurants: legendary brasserie Fouquet’s, whose menu is designed in collaboration with Pierre Gagnaire, and unexpected Le Joy, opening up onto the hotel’s peaceful inner garden. Spa Diane Barrière, featuring exclusive facilities including a 15m long pool, is the perfect place to unwind in the French Capital. Throughout their stay, guests benefit from elegant, attentive, and discreet “à la française” service with round-the-clock Butler and Concierge services, and complimentary mini-bar. The essence of Paris has an address. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fouquets Barriere Hotel
- Fouquets Barriere Paris