PARIS WITH THE FAMILY – PRINCE DE GALLES
The City of Light has many draws, but is an ideal venue for families with young children – where better to supply a dose of vibrant culture to young minds? So why not book a stay at Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, which is offering 50 per cent off a second room. During the family-friendly stay, kids dine for free and are also gifted a very sweet Urban Safari Backpack, created exclusively by Margherita Missoni. Packed with snacks and goodies, it even comes with a little guidebook disclosing Missoni’s favourite Parisian places for family outings.
The hotel self describes as a jewel of the Parisian Art Deco movement and, needless to say, the Luxury Collection badge denotes a standard of excellence. Beyond the five-star Avenue George V property lays a host of delights, such as the Champs Elysées and Avenue Montaigne, as well as other iconic landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. But with your pick of 44 lavish suites, the landmarks can wait.
PRICE From €325 (US$ 341) per night
JAZZ IN THE CITY – LE MÉRIDIEN ETOILE
Perhaps there’s something significant about the name, “Etoile”? B.B. King, Cab Calloway and Lionel Hampton – just a few of the legends who’ve played at the legendary Jazz Club Etoile in Paris. Now Le Méridien Etoile, where the club is situated, has created a package that pairs a live concert with a night’s stay at the hotel – meaning you can indulge in great music (with a free drink too) and saunter upstairs post-performance. Facing the Paris Convention Centre in the 17th district and just a leisurely stroll to the Champs Elysées, the 1,025-room hotel is not only ideally placed, it’s showing off a chic new mid-century modern look, with room interiors overseen by French designer Jean-Phillipe Nuel.
And music might be the food of love, but art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” as Picasso once said. Guests at Le Méridien can enjoy the Unlock Art pass left in each room, allow for fascinating cultural experiences nearby. In addition, the room key cards are true artworks, created by Hisham Bharoocha, Sam Samore, and Yan Lei, all members of the LM100 collective. Le Méridien Etoile’s Unlock Art partner is the Palais de Tokyo, a 21st century cultural institution where today’s artists and enthusiasts explore the emergence of new and unexpected forms of expressing action, thought and the act of living itself.
PRICE From €217 (US$227) per night
AVAILABLE Free entrance to Jazz Club concert on Thursdays only