A Summertime Soirée of Exclusive Delights
As summer blooms in the City of Lights, Le Bristol Paris, an esteemed member of the Oetker Collection, unfurls its palette of novel offerings. From a unique Pasta Atelier and the opportunity to indulge in an intimate dining experience amidst an original Picasso, to a meticulously curated retail experience at La Boutique du Bristol, Le Bristol Paris ensures an unforgettable stay for its guests this summer. The hotel has consistently aimed to refine its already acclaimed design aesthetics, unveiling new collaborations with the American luxury textile house, Schumacher, and French ceramicist, Agnès Sandahl. Contributing to its exquisite spa range, KOS PARIS has crafted a delightful body cream, inspired by the fragrant charm of Le Jardin Français. As the mercury rises in the city, let us delve into the current allure of Paris’s first Palace Hotel.
Embracing Artisanal Elegance with Il Pastificio at Le Bristol Paris
Celebrating the art of craftsmanship, Le Bristol Paris introduces Il Pastificio, an in-house pasta laboratory that adds to the existing ateliers. The pasta laboratory is the brainchild of Michelin-starred Executive Chef Eric Frechon, further emphasizing his dedication to culinary excellence. Heading the pasta-making process is Rome-born pasta virtuoso, Cristina Ternullo, who brings an array of eight traditional handmade pasta varieties to the table. By sourcing ancient heritage wheats like Khorasan, soft wheat, einkorn, and marguerite for their distinctive textures, flavors, and high selenium levels, Il Pastificio ensures a gastronomic delight that caters even to the gluten intolerant.
Unveiling the Azure Paradise: Azur Terrace Suite
Le Bristol Paris reveals the newest addition to its Signature Suites – the Azur Terrace Suite. Imbued with the artistic touch of French artist and ceramicist, Agnès Sandahl, and aesthetically curated by the hotel’s owners, Narcisa and Elvira Oetker, this suite redefines Parisian luxury. Basking in natural light, the suite showcases Sandahl’s artworks in a spacious interior that seamlessly extends into a 115m2 tree-lined terrace. This exclusive terrace, decorated with a custom ceramic fountain and tabletop by Sandahl, offers an elevated and private perspective of the lush Le Jardin Français below.
A Private Audience with Picasso
Marking the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s passing, Le Bristol Paris, in partnership with Opera Gallery, is offering a ‘Breakfast with Picasso’ experience. This exclusive package includes an in-suite breakfast by Chef Eric Frechon, enjoyed in the company of Picasso’s 1931 oil painting, Maison à Juan-Les-Pins. This intimate encounter with a Picasso masterpiece is a tribute to the artist’s deep ties with the Oetker Collection, particularly with its sister property, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes.
Schumacher’s Blooming Presence in Le Jardin Français
Le Bristol Paris collaborates with the American heritage textile house, Schumacher, and award-winning designer Marie-Caroline Willms to breathe new life into Le Jardin Français. Through her thoughtful design and the use of premium Schumacher fabrics, Willms brings to life the spirit of carefree Parisian summers. The transformed sunlit corridor leading to the garden is a symphony of vibrant prints and colors, reflecting both the legacy of Le Bristol Paris and the rich history of Schumacher.
La Boutique du Bristol: A Tribute to Eden Rock – St Barths
La Boutique du Bristol welcomes the vibrant spirit of summer with a pop-up dedicated to its sister property, Eden Rock – St Barths. This first-ever pop-up showcases an exquisite collection from the Eden Rock Boutique in St Barths, transforming the stylish lobby boutique into a French Caribbean lifestyle experience. Among the exclusive offerings are women’s dresses and beachwear by Zimmermann, accessories by De Siena, hats by Maison Michel, and ready-to-wear essentials for men by Orlebar Brown, including limited-edition ‘ode to Paris’ swim shorts. The boutique also showcases lifestyle products from Eden Rock – St Barths, such as body care items by local island brand, Ligne St Barths, and a limited-edition Diptyque candle and diffuser specifically crafted for the iconic island hotel.
KOS PARIS: A Tribute to Paris in Bloom
In a delightful partnership, Le Bristol Paris and luxury clean beauty brand, KOS PARIS, come together to create a body cream that pays homage to Paris’s perennial charm. The cream captures the enchanting fragrance of Le Jardin Français, epitomizing the essence of the city always in bloom.
As a luxury travel insider, I invite you to discover the pleasures of Le Bristol Paris this summer – an experience that seamlessly blends time-honored traditions with innovative offerings, catering to those who appreciate the finer things in life. As a palace hotel with a heart, Le Bristol Paris continues to surprise and delight, making each visit a truly memorable one.
Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing writer to USA Today, Business Insider — and the on-air host of Travel Tuesday on Live at 4 CBS. He is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. Named a "Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger” by USA Today, Parr has also been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”