Party Earth Review A convent turned stunning luxury hotel, restaurant, bar, florist, and perfume purveyor, Hôtel Costes is a go-to destination for the international elite and lots of pretty Parisians. The hotel’s discreet entrance is little... ... read full review
239 Rue Saint-Honoré
1: Tuileries; 1, 8, 12: Concorde; 7, 14: Pyramides
01 42 44 50 00
Restaurant: Daily 24/7
Bar: Daily 6pm–late
Les Halles / Rivoli - 1er / 2eme, Paris –
A convent turned stunning luxury hotel, restaurant, bar, florist, and perfume purveyor, Hôtel Costes is a go-to destination for the international elite and lots of pretty Parisians.
The hotel’s discreet entrance is little more than a set of dark French doors, but the façade’s simplicity is quickly offset by the sumptuous interior.
A long foyer lined with mirrors ends in a sprawl of resplendent rooms filled with patterned carpets, ferns, plush red chairs, gold candlesticks, and vases of pink and white roses that together evoke the ritzy but homey atmosphere of an aristocrat’s mansion.
In the early afternoon, hotel guests lazily enjoy coffee in the immaculate courtyard, as slim socialites and their Louis Vuitton bags totter past well-to-do families on their way to the nearby Louvre.
By evening, the bar and library-styled restaurant just off the lobby fill with dapper young couples and stunning fashion mavens who can afford the €25+ cocktails, while sexily dressed women billow cigarette smoke over the heads of perfectly coifed men who may or may not be their fathers.
No matter where guests go, the venue smells of sumptuous in-house perfumes, and vibrant conversation halts only for the time it takes a celebrity to walk past.
Patrons certainly pay for the elegant environment and see-and-be-seen vibe at Hôtel Costes, but as the old saying goes:
“If you have to ask how much it costes…you can’t afford it anyway.”
Fashion hounds, celebrities, successful businessmen, models, international elite, rich tourists, and well-to-do families, 20s to 40s+.
Well-known resident DJs – including famed DJ-to-the-stars Stéphane Pompougnac – spin almost nightly from 9pm, typically mixing funky urban styles with mellow house and dance-friendly hip-hop. Lounge mixes from past DJs at Hotel Costes are available for purchase at the hotel and on iTunes.
Hotel guests enjoy a beautiful indoor pool and Turkish baths.
Computer and internet facilities available.
International menu including French specialties like moelleux au chocolat and beef with bearnaise sauce as well as vegetable curry, lobster, sea bass, sole, and veal dishes.
Rose shop and perfume boutique on premises.
Reservations strongly suggested for dinner.
Appetizers €20+, entrées €30+, desserts €14+. Beer €11+, wine €20+, cocktails €25+, champagne €140+/bottle, aperitifs €9–€20.
Dress to impress: If the label alone added an extra couple hundred to the price tag, then it’s probably worth wearing here.
Any night to (try to) join the crème de la crème of Paris’s social scene at the bar.
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