The Chicest Places to Stay for the Paris Olympics


The City of Light will shine even brighter under the Olympic Torch this summer. If you’re still deciding where to stay to relax and recharge after all the action, let us guide you through the chicest spots to rest your head, and the rewarding experiences you’ll find there. From Michelin-starred dinners to cutting-edge spa treatments, these luxurious hotels offer the very best memorable moments to complement your busy Olympic schedule. And in case you haven’t secured your tickets yet, make sure you check out the link at the end of this article for all the available options. See you at the opening ceremony, where we’ll watch 160 boats travel along the Seine to the Trocadero!

The Ritz Paris

The elegance and comfort of the Ritz is world renowned, and now there is even more to enjoy after you’ve worked up an appetite from the thrill of the day’s sporting events. Don’t miss the chance to try the Ritz’s Restaurant Espadon, which opened in September last year and has already been awarded a Michelin star thanks to chef Eugénie Béziat. Set by the hotel's Grand Jardin, the Espadon is a refined spot for dining under the stars on the tree-lined terrace. Sample exquisite dishes imagined by Béziat, who draws on both her childhood in Africa and summers spent in Provence – she uses seasonal and local produce, including aromatic herbs and flowers from the Ritz’s kitchen garden, which are harvested as needed. Don’t forget to ask Head Sommelier Florian Guilloteau for the best wine pairing!

Ritz Paris

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

Busy days and large crowds make relaxation a necessity rather than an indulgence, and the spa at Le Royal Monceau Paris is the picture of tranquillity, hidden away on Avenue Hoche. Take a dip in the 23-metre swimming pool, which is entirely bathed in natural light. Make an appointment at the Clarins & myBlend Spa, devised by Dr Olivier Courtin-Clarins, for bespoke treatments that are kind to both your skin and the planet. Or enjoy the Watsu pool which is available for graceful aquatic therapy sessions that will leave you deeply relaxed and revive aching muscles – you’ll emerge refreshed and invigorated, ready for the busy days ahead.

Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris

Intercontinental Paris Le Grand

What better way to relax after a hurried day than to savour a café noisette with a good book – and there is no more appropriate setting than the opulent Café de la Paix at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand, where you can follow the footsteps of intellectuals Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo and Ernest Hemingway. As you while away the hours on the corner of the Boulevard des Capucines and the Place de l’Opéra, enjoy the Café’s famous Opera cake or Mille-Feuille, and if the sun starts to set, why not try an apéritif or vintage champagne? After dark, retreat to your suite – we recommend the Presidential, renovated by interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon with a sumptuous view of the Opera Garnier – to relax and recharge before the excitement begins again.

Intercontinental Paris Le Grand

The Peninsula Paris

Enjoy the Belle Époque heritage and luxury of The Peninsula Paris, minutes from the Arc de Triomphe. Find a relaxing green oasis on the rooftop, where you’ll discover a variety of herbs and edible flowers used by the hotel’s chefs. As part of an exclusive Peninsula Academy experience, you will be joined by Executive Chef David Bizet, who will share more about these delicious ingredients as you sample them. He’ll explain how he uses them in his Michelin-starred cuisine, which you will then enjoy for lunch at L’Oiseau Blanc – the beautiful restaurant located on the top floor – alongside thoughtful wine pairings chosen by the Chef Sommelier. 

The Peninsula Paris

Grab your ticket to one of the thrilling Olympic Events!

Be part of history by attending the 2024 Paris Olympics! ASMALLWORLD is offering its members and guests exclusive access to various events throughout Olympics fornight.

It's your chance to celebrate the spirit of the Games, and create cherished memories in the heart of the City of Light. Become part of a remarkable celebration of sportsmanship, unity, and the indomitable human spirit as you take this opportunity to be there to witness the magic of the Olympics like never before!

From the extravagant spectacle of the opening and closing ceremonies to exciting events such as athletics, fencing, gymnastics and more book your ticket today to be part of history in the making!

Olympic Athletes

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