Mandarin Oriental – Paris

Paris is one of my favorite places in the world. I know so many who feel the same way. It’s hard not to love it there. On my recent trip I checked into the posh Mandarin Oriental. The central location may be one reason you book it but trust me that is just scratching the surface of a long list to why this is a dreamy place to rest your head. But really… look at that view! I tend to stay up pretty late there so when my head hits the pillow I need it to feel like home and have a blissful rest. The staff is just beyond incredible. Yes, there is customer service but then there is anticipating your needs and reading your mind… which somehow these folks have mastered. On my last trip, I arrived in my room to a personalized welcome, complete with fresh flowers, beautiful house-made french macarons,  wine,  and my own adorable (edible) Eiffel Tower. The perfect way to settle down after so many hours of airports and airplanes. Another simple detail I love is this: You can choose between breakfast in Camelia, one of the beautiful restaurants at the hotel, or they will bring breakfast to you. Breakfast in bed with this view is rather unbeatable. Your hotel really is your home-base when you travel and the Mandarin Oriental Paris has genuinely found a way to emphasize the home feeling for all of their guests. Truly a gem.