One of the most visited cities in the world, Paris attracts both leisure and business travelers. With iconic sites like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Musee de Louvre, we suggest business professionals add a few days to their trip to explore the iconic city. But while in the city for work, there a few things to consider before booking your hotel — location, on-site facilities, and Wi-Fi, to name a few. After visiting hundreds of hotels, we compared each to see which were the best properties for business travelers. So if you’re planning a business trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for business travelers in Paris, and start planning your trip!
The InterContinental is the top business hotel in Paris, as evidenced by the suit-clad clienetele bustling through the lobby on weekdays. The hotel features a large conference room that can be cornered off into three seperate rooms, as well as 24-hour room service, a car service, a small business center, and free Wi-Fi -- all important for business travelers. Plus, the luxe, modern rooms (many with work desks) are comfortable, and come with coffeemakers or -- in the massive suites -- Nespresso machines.
This luxury property is one of the most business-friendly hotels in Paris. It may not be a name synonymous with luxury business hotel chains, but it has plenty of top-notch business amenities. It features seven meeting rooms -- all gorgeous with antique furniture and often with large, light-filled windows. There is also a business center -- with pricey services such as translations and shipping -- and smart cars available for rent. The 24-hour room service is also a plus, but Wi-Fi comes at an additional fee
The Pullman Paris Bercy is a large upscale hotel located in Bercy, a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle of central Paris, but offering easy access to restaurants, shops, and bars. With 20 fully equipped meeting rooms, a fitness center, and a bar for after-work drinks, this property is clearly geared towards business travelers. But its spacious, contemporary rooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines, and floor-to-ceiling windows; quick, easy access via metro to major Paris attractions; and solid restaurant make it a good pick for tourists as well.
The 33-room Les Jardins de la Villa is a boutique hotel with contemporary style in a quiet location, so business travelers don't have to worry about street noise keeping them awake or distracting them from work. The hotel features an attractive, modern meeting room and though the business center is standard -- with just a computer and printer -- the hotel feature numerous up-to-date common areas where guests often congregate for casual meetings or to get work done. The stylish rooms are also well-equipped for business travelers, with free Wi-Fi, free coffee and tea, free on-demand movies, and Nespresso coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with Internet.
he luxurious Hotel Du Collectionneur Arc De Triomphe Paris has 470 elegant rooms (including 52 suites) tricked out in Art Deco-style furnishings, though it’s the opulent lobby and pretty rose-filled patio that make the biggest impression. A 10-minute stroll from the Champs-Elysees, the hotel features a spa, fitness center, and on-site parking. Courcelles Metro Station (line 2) is within walking distance. There's an elegant restaurant that offers fine French dining, and a fancy-cocktail bar that's a swank place to hang out.
Guests at the 101-room Shangri-La Hotel Paris receive the five-star treatment in this former palace, built by Napoleon for his grandnephew. Because of its meticulous restoration and attention to detail, Shangri-La feels like a boutique hotel, or a museum in which you can spend the night. Two Michelin-star restaurants and the unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower from balconies -- and even from some guest room bathtubs -- mean Shangri-La truly lives up to its reputation as a top luxury stay.
From its luxurious Louis XVI decor to its Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Meurice feels fit for royalty. The regal five-pearl hotel is situated directly across from the Tuileries Garden and is a short walk to several attractions including the Louvre. Rooms are spacious and feature lavish decor with period furniture, modern amenities, and palatial en-suite marble bathrooms with a separate tub and shower. The hotel also features an elegantly eccentric Dali Restaurant (he was a frequent guest of the hotel), a cosy bar, a spa, a small fitness center, and a large banquet venue. Rates are exorbitant, however, and fees for Wi-Fi use in common areas as well as a pricey breakfast only add to the expense.
The 430-room Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel is an upscale, modern hotel with an enviable position next to the iconic tower. Rooms are smart and minimalist with an emphasis on tech, but most guests are more likely interested in their big balconies and Eiffel Tower views -- though beware that some views can be partial. The fitness room is one of the most spacious you'll find in Paris, and almost certainly boasting the finest panorama (it overlooks the Eiffel Tower, too). Proximity to the tower doesn't come cheap, but rates aren't exorbitant for the location and views.
The Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador is an upscale, 289-room hotel situated on the Right Bank in the center of Paris. The location is particularly good, with many attractions within walking distance. Spacious rooms are smart and sophisticated with all the appropriate amenities -- wall-mounted flat-screen TV, electric kettles, and minibars. The bar and restaurant have lovely finishes; a rooftop lounge is a nice touch for those in pricier rooms (not all rooms have access).
The 124-room Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe is located three long blocks from the Paris landmark, and caters in particular to business travelers and guests interested in the area's luxury shopping. Rooms are chic and inviting, decorated in serene hues of cream and gray, with modern bathrooms. The building's Haussmannian exterior contrasts with the contemporary interior, developed in collaboration with the French designer Andrée Putman. There is a small fitness center, business center, meeting space, and restaurant/bar on-site.
In a location that's convenient for both tourists and business travelers, the four-star Hotel Westminster provides luxury accommodations and a level of service comparable to its five-star neighbors, at lower rates. The historic hotel, with 80 air-conditioned guest rooms and 22 suites, is within walking distance to the Opera and the Place Vendome, the Place de la Concorde, the Louvre, and the Tuileries Gardens. Rooms are classically elegant and borrow design elements from the Louis XV and Regency periods. The hotel houses a Michelin one-star restaurant, Le Celadon, and the popular wood-paneled Duke's Bar, which offers live music. It also has a rooftop spa and small fitness center.
A good fit for business travelers and leisure tourists alike, Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées is an upscale, chain hotel in an excellent location near the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees. Its 46 modern rooms get twice-daily cleanings and are equipped with minibars, coffee/tea facilities, free Wi-Fi, and spacious modern bathrooms. There’s an elegant restaurant on-site with outdoor seating and a chic bar with a fireplace, plus an English breakfast is included in most room rates. Amenities are fairly limited, however, for a four-pearl hotel (that's billed as five-star).