This review is rather long overdue (stayed July 2012). I brought a large group to the Westin as part of Spyns Tour de France tours. This was the second year we had worked with the Paris Westin and our clients were thrilled with the hotel, service, breakfast, and rooms. If you're planning to see the 2013 Tour de France with Spyns, you can't find a better location. Located along the finish race course in Paris' 1er arrondissement, it's just a few blocks to the Champs Elysees, Louvre, great shopping, and the river Seine. Half of Spyns former clients had rooms with balconies overlooking the Eiffel Tower and Rue de Rivoli. It was a perfect TDF race finish day, sunny and warm, so everyone enjoyed the Tour champagne glass in hand from Spyns VIP rooms. The hotel's reception area, bar, atrium, and bistro are very Parisian (lots of chandeliers, gold leaf, sconces, and marble). While located in Paris, however, the hotel's cavernous hallways, grey/white carpeting, and modern rooms could be in any large city. So I wouldn't expect old-room charm above the ground floor. That said, my standard double room was spacious and had an absolutely huge bed. The bathroom however was a bit 1960s (small tub, shower curtain, and creaky fawcets). The room was always impeccably clean. Our excellent breakfasts were held in the winter garden - a large glass atrium in the hotel courtyard. It was a very VIP touch that got rave reviews from Spyns former clients. Moving to the 'needs improvement column' group check in was a fiasco. Rather than have the separate reception desk we requested with client's names and keys, we had to go through painful 5-10 minute process for each customer at main reception with "Name?"...check computer..."Credit card number?"....check computer...etc. We had already provided all of these details before arrival so the hotel truly dropped the ball. The second more minor point was the hotel provided too few tables and chairs for breakfast so our clients were waiting to eat. I discussed both issues with the very capable group reservations manager and have been assured we'll get it right for Spyns 2013 Tour de France trips. In closing: a grand Parisian hotel with an unbeatable location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Westin Paris. Overlooking the Tuileries Gardens and the Eiffel Tower, The Westin Paris is an idyllic retreat in the midst of the invigorating French capital. Savour the flavours of the City of Lights at le First, restaurant boudoir paris, which gives you a taste of the contemporary. Our Spa, a place to relax, revive and experience complete renewal, the first Six Senses in Paris – Six Senses at rue de Castiglione. ... more less
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