InterContinental Paris - Le Grand Hotel

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


A remarkable landmark in Paris, the stunning InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand is brilliantly situated overlooking the famed Opera Square and neighbouring Opera Garnier. The St Lazare subway station and the train station are also very conveniently only minutes away from InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand.

Stylish and comfortable accommodation belongs to the hotel guests when they stay at InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand. The recently renovated InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand offers elegant guest rooms and suites featuring an array of rich amenities bound to satisfy even the most discerning traveller. Le Café de la Paix at InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand offers a traditional brasserie-style cuisine as well as more contemporary style dishes. La Verrière restaurant, also at InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand, offers a more casual atmosphere and serves a variety of tasty treats.

The I-Spa by Algotherm at InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand offers a variety of leisure facilities from a relaxing oriental massage to an impressive sauna and fitness room. InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand offers 21 remarkable meeting rooms well appointed to accommodate any special event. In addition to this, InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand also offers a professional Business Centre together with several business services for hotel guests.

Business or pleasure, InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand is the perfect hideaway for travellers to beautiful Paris. 

Hotel Accommodation

InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand features over 450 elegant guest rooms and suites offering a variety of rich amenities which are inclusive of:
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Work desk
  • Dual-line telephone with voicemail
  • In-room safety-deposit box
  • Bathrobe
  • HairdryerHotel Restaurants and Bars

The following restaurants and bar are located in the hotel premises:
  • Le Café de la Paix
  • La Verrière
  • Le Bar du Grand HotelConference and Banquet Facilities

InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand's ideal location makes for a desirable venue to hold meetings and other social gatherings. The facilities at this Paris hotel include:
  • Executive floors and suites
  • 21 meeting rooms
  • Business Centre
  • Secretarial service
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Fax and copy services
  • Private limousineHotel Services and Facilities

The InterContinental Paris Hotel Le Grand offers the following services and facilities for the convenience of guests:
  • Concierge services
  • Room Service
  • Safety-deposit box
  • Dry-cleaning pick up / laundry facilities
  • Gift shop
  • ShoeshineHotel Leisure Facilities

The hotel offers the following leisure facilities for the convenience of guests: 
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Baglioni Hotel, London, United Kingdom

By TI Reviewer Rosalie Craft:

An oasis of Italian opulence brazens it out in the heart of London's Kensington. The Baglioni certainly stands out from the crowd with its haute-designer feel and unrepentantly lavish decor. Upon entering, you are immersed in a dark and decadent world of bronze and gold, smooth hardwood flooring and gorgeous Murano chandeliers.

Service at the Baglioni is impeccable. Within seconds of arriving, a member of staff, chicly dressed in black, swiftly approaches. Personal butlers are on hand during check-in, ready to whisk you away to the sanctuary of your room. The Rejuvenation Spa is thoughtfully pointed out along the way, home to traditional Ayurvedic treatments and anti-ageing therapies.

The Brunello Restaurant is included in the mini-tour, too. Mouth watering smells of contemporary Italian cuisine wafts out into the communal areas, and by evening sounds of lively banter filter through; the eatery is well-loved by guests and locals alike and has a great selection of fine wines.

Breakfast is also served in Brunello and is the perfect spot to enjoy the decadent espressos, a true Italian staple. There's also a downstairs cocktail bar and club, as lively as the restaurant by night - a place where the Prosecco flows freely.

The butler comes in very handy to get your head round the sheer amount of services that the place offers. From a complementary limo service, to a personal shopper and even dog sitting; the Baglioni has all bases covered.

With sensual mood lighting and calming Italian music, the 52 suites and 16 rooms are perfectly crafted. Covered in rich chocolates and golds and with furniture that's heavy and antiquated, everything here feels expensive and well-proportioned. Italian artwork lines the walls, lit up by the flickering fireplace and the bed it utterly soft, decked out in sumptuous fabrics.

The rooms certainly do not skimp on technology. Flatscreen televisions, complimentary internet and free movies make staying in an easy option after a hard day's shopping. A discreet service button reminds you that the butler is on call 24 hours a day. It makes it very tempting to set up camp here.


In room amenities: Air-conditioning, Flatscreen tv, Internet access, Minibar, Pay-per-view, Room service, Safe, Wifi
Hotel Facilities: Baby-sitting, Bar, Business centre, Concierge, Dry cleaning, Gym/Fitness centre, Hot tubs/Jacuzzi, Meeting rooms, Pets allowed, Restaurant, Spa & treatments, Steam room, Wheelchair accessible

Hotel Policies

Check in time is 2pm - check in Check out time is 12 noon - check out

The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel

Hotel Into and Review 

Central Park, Fifth Avenue, spectacular art, thriving culture, endless shopping, unbelievable dining and lively nightlife – this is New York City. Amid the whirl of excitement you will find The Plaza, a timeless landmarked New York hotel defining the next generation of style.  A cultural oasis amid a bustling metropolis, The Plaza continues the tradition of defining luxury through unmatched five star service, with a modern spirit.  

Striking the balance between its storied past and limitless future, The Plaza Hotel in New York City – the ultimate luxury lifestyle destination – has emerged from a recent $450 million transformation to reflect a new and contemporary spirit.  While traditions remain, such as the opulent grandeur of the Beaux Arts décor and the superb ambience of the legendary Oak Room and Oak Bar, exciting new offerings at The Plaza Hotel New York include the elegant Champagne Bar and stylish Rose Club, as well as an interior Tranquility Garden with reflecting pools, elaborate lighting and exotic foliage.  We invite you to visit us and rediscover The Palm Court, New York City's premier destination for afternoon tea.  The authentic Palm Court has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur following a $6.5 million dollar renovation.  The spectacular re-creation of the Palm Court’s luminous 1,800 square foot stained-glass lay light, like The Plaza itself, continues to contribute to the life, vitality and culture of New York City.  The Palm Court is currently accepting reservations via Open Table. 
 The Plaza Hotel offers 282 distinctive guestrooms, including 102 luxurious suites, which boast the largest square footage of any luxury hotel in New York City.  From the sumptuous décor to the impeccable white glove service, The Plaza is an extraordinary hotel that offers every indulgence.  For our suite guests, The Plaza is pleased to offer Butler Service 24 hours a day.

Old world luxury and elegance are complemented by discreet placement of the latest technology thoughtfully integrated throughout each room bringing guests high-definition television, wireless high-speed internet access, and a touch panel screen to customize the room environment.

Amenities at The Plaza hotel include the world-class Shops at The Plaza, featuring exclusive boutiques and purveyors of fine food, as well as health and wellness facilities including a Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa and Warren-Tricomi Salon.

Carved from within the great castle-like landmark, it’s The Plaza’s magnificent public spaces that set it apart as the quintessential grand palace of urban  democracy.  The opulent Grand Ballroom and Terrace Room have been meticulously restored to their original grandeur.  Lavish social and business events continue to be held in these historic landmarks, which are at the heart of The Plaza Hotel's legacy.

Timeless. Captivating. Unforgettable.  A seamless fusion of traditional and modern luxury, and a passion for uncompromising service combine to create an experience that is indulgent, exquisite, and truly unforgettable.

Hotel History

The Plaza Hotel in New York City is jointly owned by Elad Properties and Kingdom Holdings, a Saudia Arabia based corporation. It has been managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts since 1999.

It was once said, "Nothing unimportant ever happens at The Plaza." One of America's most celebrated hotels, The Plaza opened its doors on October 1, 1907, amid a flurry of impressive reports describing it as the greatest hotel in the world. Located at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, this luxury hotel was constructed in the most fashionable residential section of New York City.

The Plaza was the dream of financier Bernhard Beinecke, hotelier Fred Sterry, and Harry S. Black, President of the Fuller Construction Company. They purchased a 15-year-old hotel of the same name on the site. The three men set out to replace it with what is surely one of the most elegant hotels in the world.  Construction of the 19-story building (a skyscraper back then) took two years at a cost of $12 million - an unprecedented sum in those days. Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, who also designed the Dakota apartments, the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. and The Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston, set about his task to provide all the pomp, glory, and opulence of a French chateau. No cost was spared. The largest single order in history for gold-encrusted china was placed with L. Straus & Sons, and no less than 1,650 crystal chandeliers were purchased.

Originally, The Plaza served as a residence for wealthy New Yorkers. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt were the first to sign the register.  For guests who chose to rent on a nightly basis at the time, this New York City luxury hotel's single rooms started at $2.50 per night.

Kings, presidents, ambassadors, stars of stage, screen and sports, as well as business executives and travellers from all parts of the world have gathered and stayed at The Plaza.  The Plaza was so well known that Ernest Hemingway once advised F. Scott Fitzgerald to give his liver to Princeton and his heart to The Plaza.

Although The Plaza appeared fleetingly in earlier films, this Manhattan luxury hotel's true movie debut was in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 classic North by Northwest - the first time a crew, director and cast assembled on site to make a picture. Before then, movies were shot almost entirely on Hollywood soundstages and rarely on location. The Plaza has provided the location for other motion pictures such as Plaza Suite, The Way We Were, The Great Gatsby, Barefoot in the Park, Funny Girl, Cotton Club, Crocodile Dundee I and II and Home Alone II: Lost In New-York.  

Designated a New York City Landmark in 1969, The Plaza is listed on the Register of Historic Places and the only New York City hotel to be designated as a National Historic Landmark.