From the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel to the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile, these trusted hotels for groups are used to hosting large parties
Experience the City of Light with a contemporary twist in one of these large Paris hotels for groups – including the French capital’s only skyscraper hotel
Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile
The charming central Paris skyline is largely unbothered by tall, modern structures, with most clustered in the business district of La Defense. Thus, when it comes to Parisian hotels for groups within modern skyscrapers, the four star Hyatt Regency Etoile, built in 1974, is an anomaly.
Located a five-minute walk from said business district – as well as from the I’Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees – it is, in fact, one of the tallest structures in town, standing at 190m with its spire. (To put that into perspective, the Eiffel Tower is 300m).
The building accommodates 995 rooms across 34 floors, with decor that is smart but stylish following a 2012 renovation. Its best selling point is undoubtedly its unique views of the city, but be sure to check out the on-site health club.
InterContinental Paris – Le Grand
Meanwhile, the landmark five star InterContinental Paris – Le Grand has just five floors – but still manages to boast 470 rooms, including 72 suites, thus taking up a whole block in the heart of Paris! The location, right opposite the Palais Garner opera house, is spectacular.
It’s a truly historic hotel with a storied history; since opening in 1862, it’s hosted everyone from Salvador Dali to Orson Welles to Christian Lacroix.
It’s a destination for throwback glamor and opulence, but it’s also committed to a quietly modern take on luxury: the hotel’s last major renovation was in 2003, and another is currently ongoing. (‘We are committed to ensuring that you are not impacted by the work in progress,’ reads a statement on the website.)
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel
With 757 rooms, including 51 suites across 18 floors, the Gauche Hotel doubles up as a conference centre, and thus has 55 meeting rooms.
The decor is sleek and unfussy, while the rooms have a contemporary look and feel: think floor-to-ceiling windows and rain showers. Logistically speaking, this one of the most family-friendly hotels for groups, with suites and adjoining rooms available.
R’Yves, the hotel restaurant, serves French bistro dishes, but there’s a wealth of restaurants to try at nearby Butte-aux-Cailles. The entrance to the fascinating Catacombs of Paris is also within walking distance.
Le Méridien Etoile
The Le Méridien Etoile lays claim to a mammoth 1,125 rooms across nine floors, including 22 suites; add to this 16 meetings rooms and a total of 2,092 square metres of meeting space, and what you have is the largest of all of Paris’s hotels for groups, designed in a mid-century modern style.
Built in 1972 and situated in the 17th arrondissement, the location is both leisure traveler-friendly (the nearby Avenues Champs-Elysees is great for shopping) and great for business travelers (it sits across from the Paris Convention Centre).
In addition to the on-site fitness centre, and the Ma Chère & Tendre steakhouse, the hotel has the Le Meridien Jazz Club, often offering live entertainment.
The Westin Paris-Vendome
Last on our list of hotels for groups is the Westin Paris-Vendome; like the Le Méridien Etoile, it a Marriott property, this time laying claim to 428 rooms. Found in the centre of town in the 1st Arrondissement, the world-famous art gallery The Louvre is a 12-minute walk away, while the Musée d’Orsay is just 11.
The authentic French fare at the hotel’s Le First restaurant, with its charming courtyard, comes highly recommended, as does a a treatment at the opulent Six Senses spa.