Hosts Global Destination Spotlight: Paris


Bonjour! Today’s Destination Spotlight features the timeless, enchanting, Paris- and Hosts Global Member, local experts, Lafayette Group.

Step into a world where style and charm intertwine, where history whispers through cobblestone streets, and where each corner holds a new chapter of enchantment. Welcome to Paris, a city that wears its elegance like a fragrant perfume and invites you to embrace its timeless allure.

Paris is a city where history, art, and culture converge to create a breathtaking tableau, a treasure trove of museums and landmarks that tell stories of creativity, resilience, and passion. Embark on a journey through time as you explore iconic sites like the Louvre, Château de Versailles, the Luxembourg Gardens, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, and perhaps the most iconic of all… La Tour Eiffel.

Darling, let’s not beat around the bush – the Eiffel Tower is your gateway to elevated elegance and grandeur in Paris. An iron lily amidst the city’s blooms. It reaches skyward, touching clouds that carry whispered secrets. The Eiffel Tower stands as a sentinel, guarding the dreams of those who wander beneath its gaze. And as the sun kisses the horizon with the Eiffel Tower illuminated against the night sky, you’ll feel the heartbeats of countless dreamers who’ve stood before you.

Paris isn’t just a destination; it’s a symphony for your taste buds. Dine at Michelin-starred temples of culinary mastery like Le Meurice Alain Ducasse and embark on a gastronomic voyage that dances between flavors and textures, leaving you breathless after each bite. Or revel in the French cafe scene that exhibits the art of sitting back and sipping life in! Parisians have perfected it, and now it’s your turn. Sidle up to a cozy café, order an espresso or a glass of wine, and watch the world go by. The chatter of locals, the aroma of freshly baked croissants, and the laissez-faire attitude – this is Parisian therapy at its finest.



The Pleyel Tower, emblem of the city of Saint-Denis/Paris with its 40 floors, is ready to reopen in a new day thanks to the high-end H4 Hotel brand from the H-Hotels group. The top-class Parisian hotel is located in the Saint-Denis district, a prime location for many businesses, home to the country’s largest stadium with the Stade de France, and which will host the Olympic Village during the 2024 Summer Games.

Falling in love through the fantastic panoramas of Paris, this is the promise of the H4 Hotel Paris Pleyel thanks to the panoramic pool, the highest in France, and the rooftop bar on the 40th floor.

Located at only 20 minutes from the iconic monuments and center of Paris, this new playground for clients will also offer 697 rooms and suites, 2 restaurants and 2 bars and 1 incredible extra large conference center that can accommodate up to 2500 people for all types of events.



Set on the banks of the Seine River, between Notre-Dame Cathedral, Bastille and the trendy Marais, SO/ Paris brings a taste of the avant-garde to the 4th arrondissement with luxurious guestrooms, unique dining experiences, and some of the most breathtaking views of Paris. Rooted in the world of fashion and art, SO/ Paris is the new iconic headquarters for Parisians and travellers looking to join the front row.

A perfect base for the stylish traveler, SO/ Paris has 162 elegant rooms and handsome suites. All hotel rooms and suites have striking views over the Paris rooftops, the Seine, and the capital’s landmarks, with bold colors and timeless décor.

The architectural firm RDAI represented by Denis Montel, is the mastermind behind the interior spaces (the objective of RDAI is to reach the very essence in every creation. The agency designed Hermès flagships worldwide).

Alive day and night, SO/ Paris is home to Paris Society’s new signature experience, Bonnie. The restaurant, club and bar span the top two floors of the building and offer a photogenic 360° panoramic view of city. On the seventh floor, 4 flexible meeting rooms are flooded with natural light and are ideal for all sorts of events: work gatherings, fashion shows, pop-up shops and private functions. For Bespoke events: the Rooftop Bonnie Club  with a 360° Panoramic view on the River Seine, Paris monuments and Eiffel Tower can be privatized. The Bonnie Bar with an amazing view on the Parisian Rooftops & Bastille can host private finger food lunches.

Spa Maison CODAGE, in partnership with CODAGE Paris, the top French brand for natural treatments. Guests will also enjoy complimentary direct access to Ô Zenhit sport club and pool.


The Hotel du Collectionneur Paris, an ALHI Collection Hotel and a member of Preferred Hotel & Resorts, enjoys an exceptional location in the Golden Triangle of Paris, next to the Parc Monceau and a few steps away from Champs-Elysées. Its style, inspired by the transatlantic liners, invites you to rediscover the splendor of the 30s in an elegant and distinguished atmosphere.

Entirely renovated in 2021 and 2022, the brand-new rooms & suites are modern, spacious, and spectacular with stunning views of the indoor Patio, Paris, and the Eiffel Tower. This 500-room property is the largest 5 Star hotel in France. Ideal for meeting and incentive programs it features 20 000 Square Feet of Meeting Space and the largest outdoor space in Paris.

The Hotel du Collectionneur, the flexibility of an independent hotel, the expertise of an international chain.


The Flagship property of the Pullman Brand captures the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Montparnasse ever booming district: Contemporary design, Innovative Concept, Flexible Capacities. This iconic hotel of Paris Left bank and largest ACCOR European property, Pullman Paris Montparnasse mirrors a new hotel generation reinventing the premium hotel experience with unique and enjoyable facilities.

The hotel sits at the heart of the complete rejuvenation project of the historical Montparnasse – Gaîté district with a new shopping mall (60 shops), largest European food court (30 restaurants & counters), 140,000 sqft of co-working and meeting facilities by Wojo. Guests will press the pause button with 957 guestrooms and suites located high above the buzz of the city from the 8th and 32nd floor. Panoramic views, modern, elegant, connected… a perfect balance between work and play.

Featuring a limitless offer for creative brains. Because the MICE business is part of their DNA, they have a brand new Conference Center spread over 3 dedicated floors with state-of-the-art and playful function spaces including 2 unique facilities in the heart of the city center:
• Daylight Ballroom with exceptional ceiling-high for up to 700 ppl.
• 19,000 sqft of multifunctional event space created and operated in collaboration
with C2, ideal for lunch, dinner or even meetings



Let us take you to the heart of Paris. Where a Maison stands in the center of it all. Where love turns into passion, taste becomes gourmand, and art is simply a masterpiece.

In the heart of The City of Light, Cheval Blanc unveils a contemporary haven designed by Edouard Francoi and Peter Marino. Enlivened by an audacious and epicurean spirit, Cheval Blanc Paris writes an art of emotion, as a new page in the history of the city.

  • Only 72 keys, split between 26 rooms and 46 suites, all with a residential atmosphere; 42 connecting rooms or suites, ideal for families, as well as the opportunity to privatise two full wings with seven rooms each
  • Panoramic floor to ceiling windows with exceptional views of the Seine, from the Eiffel Tower to Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral
  • An Art Deco inspiration conveyed in the patterns and the furniture. French craftsmanship and savoir-faire showcased through the meticulous work of gilders and marble craftsmen, stonemasons and metalworkers, amongst others
  • Contemporary art as a vibrant energy, present in vintage treasures or pieces specially designed for Cheval Blanc Paris

Let us open the door as you open your eyes to new perspectives on this city. To unexpected encounters and hours with long time friends. The life of the city flows through here, from the Seine to your suite. The light of the city shines through every window, reflecting the Art de Vivre. The rhythm of the city goes along with yours, whether it is tranquility or vitality. The dreams of the city sleep with yours, waking you up to another dawn. Let us take you to the heart of Paris. To a Maison where generosity comes from the heart.



Located in the heart of Paris, in the iconic building of the Louvre Post Office, the Hotel Madame Rêve marks the revival of the luxury hotel industry.

Laurent Taïeb’s Madame Rêve Hotel offers Parisians and tourists from all over the world 82 rooms and suites, often with terraces, an entire area dedicated to well-being, two restaurants and an astounding green rooftop and bar with unprecedented views of Paris.

Between luxury and extreme luxury, the hotel seeks to offer Paris a place for “living” that has never been seen before. A place where Parisians and tourists alike can meet to mingle at the restaurants and on the rooftop of this five-star hotel.


Located in the heart of the capital, opposite the Opera Garnier and a stone’s throw from the Place Vendôme, the Intercontinental Le Grand Hôtel could only have “Grands Magasins” as neighbors.

Its history is as great as it is long. Le Grand Hôtel is 160 years of Parisian life. They have lived to the rhythm of French history, and delighted the citizens of the world, stimulated artists, and celebrated victories. The Grand Hotel is the meeting place for all those who think big. The Grand Hotel sees far. From their 455 rooms and 90 suites, you can see the Paris Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, and even the roofs of Paris.

Being big means being close. It means offering tailor-made services to meet the deepest needs of each individual. That’s why Le Grand Hôtel offers a Club Lounge, a Balmain Hair Salon Spa, a diplomatic wing and a range of the most beautiful salons in Paris.


The Fluctuart project is a response to the call for projects «Réinventer la Seine». For Gérard Ronzatti, president of Seine Design and architect of the building, this reinvention requires the proposal of a new relationship with art, more intuitive and immersive.

The Seine, as an open space dedicated to all, is an opportunity to rethink this link. By proposing architectural references specific to the river, Fluctuart overturns the codes of museums and art centers. The building results from the superimposition of three different places each carrying a spatial experience that belongs only to the river.

Creative, committed, flexible and innovative, Fluctuart is the first urban art centre in the heart of Paris, at the foot of the Pont des Invalides, left bank. Fluctuart offers you different solutions to host all your events: product launch, cocktails, seminars, dinners or private evenings in an exceptional setting inhabited by the greatest international urban artists.



The Samaritaine Pont-Neuf is one of the most beautiful, entirely restored and newly reopened department store. To revive this magical and iconic place, they have imagined « Voyage » for you: a concept mixing arts and pleasures, designed to reconnect with the original effervescence of the place and located under the majestic glass roof and surrounded by the mythical peacock fresco.

Every day, guests are welcomed in the restaurant to enjoy a modern and international menu, with elegant and refined flavors. Led in collaboration by Mathieu Viannay (2 stars in the Michelin guide and Meilleur Ouvrier de France) and Jimmy Elisabeth (Executive Chef), their team is busy every day embarking you on a gastronomic journey.

Every evening, their spaces, designed by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, are transformed and come to life to welcome your event. Three distinct spaces or the entire floor, anything is possible in this place new to Parisians, yet existing since 1870.


Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is a unique venue in Europe, hyper accessible, located 15 minutes from the Eiffel Tower! The park benefits from an international reputation and offers significant visibility to give scale to your events.

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is an internationally renowned venue where each event is given maximum visibility to make sure it really stands out. The site has over 2,260,000 sqft of exhibition space, housed in 7 pavilions, including a vast 548,000 sqft space and a plenary hall that can seat 5,200 guests. Pavilion 6, which opened in late 2019, is a breathtaking contemporary building whose green roof is fully in line with Viparis’s CSR commitments. The recently inaugurated Mama Shelter and Novotel hotels, combined with Le Perchoir, our rooftop bar and restaurant, make this exhibition complex a unique destination in Europe.


It is an unprecedented Seine River cruise experience on the first 100% electric boat in Paris. An achievement that combines innovation and hospitality “à la française”. The boat offers unique lunch and dinner cruises on the Seine River.

Innovations include on-board restaurant service as all the food is prepared on the boat, according to the seasons, just like in a restaurant.

Ducasse sur Seine is docked on the right bank, near the Jardins du Trocadéro and the Champs de Mars, at the Debilly port in the 16th district in Paris. During the cruises, guests can fully appreciate the extraordinary view on the river, the bridges, and the animated banks, listed as one of the sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Much more than a river boat ride, this is an experience in perfect osmosis with the city offered to everyone who loves Paris.


The Grand Palais Éphémère is a temporary 107,000+ sqft building designed by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and constructed on the Champ-de-Mars. It is overseen by the Réunion des musées nationaux –Grand Palais and Paris 2024, and produced by GL Events.

The building is a real architectural feat. Its curved, double-vault structure gives it a layout on the scale of the Champ-de-Mars, fitting into the prestigious site perfectly, the history of which is highly connected to the world’s fairs which took place on the esplanade from 1867.

A post-pandemic architecture marked by its vast spaces and generous openings, the Grand Palais Éphémère has a main nave with an uninterrupted span of 167 ft in breadth and 108 ft in depth, completely free of any posts or structural elements interrupting the space. The 44 monumental arches of the Grand Palais Éphémère were assembled on site over three months.This wooden framework, as well as the environmentally friendly and acoustic properties of the Grand Palais Éphémère make it a building with a remarkable structure, firmly set in our time, which is part of the new typology of interdisciplinary buildings built in recent years: The Shed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York, The Factory in Manchester City by Rem Koolhaas and OMA, and the Museum of the 20th Century by Herzog & DeMeuron in Berlin.


Let local experts, Lafayette Group, design an event experience that exceeds the expectations of your guests and leaves a lasting impression- which is something we do best. For more information visit Lafayette Group and Hosts Global.


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