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1st & 2nd Arrondissement Hotels

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Les Bains
7 Rue du Bourg-l'Abbé, 2nd
Once a public bathhouse frequented by the likes of Marcel Proust, then resurrected as a fixture of the '80s and '90s club scene, Les Bains lives again as a late-night fixture and luxury design hotel. The glossy U-shaped cocktail bar downstairs and the club below tend to host a fashionable crowd, lured in by the serious mixologist-made cocktails. Meanwhile, the whitewashed and elegantly minimal rooms offer a nice counterbalance to the moody, dark interiors below. Hit the restored basement pool—a remnant of its club days—or opt for a suite with a hammam for the full “bains” experience.
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Ritz Paris
15 Place Vendôme, 1st
After four years of renovations—the first closure in the hotel's storied history—the Ritz Paris finally reopened in June. To everyone's great relief, the renovation kept the old hotel's charming, traditional style firmly intact (if a bit spruced up), down to the grand window treatments, gilded frames, and copious chandeliers. As ever, the rooms are exceptionally luxurious—each is outfitted with a marble bathroom, generous windows and famously soft sheets, with many boasting antique furnishings. The hotel is also home to three restaurants, two of which now have retractable glass ceilings on their patios: L'Espadon, for a traditional, white-tablecloth French dining experience, including breakfast and lunch; Bar Vendôme, a moody brasserie with red velvet booths; and the Ritz Bar, a more casual spot with shared plates and an Art Deco design palette. The hotel is home to a stunning fitness center—also available to private club members—where guests can swim laps in a stunning tiled pool or sign up for a treatment in the Chanel spa. Amidst the bells and whistles, though, we're probably most excited about the re-opening of Bar Hemingway, the old author's historic haunt that's now famous for some…
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