Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Best Luxury Boutique Hotel Worldwide"


 Esprit Saint Germain - Winner of the Award of Excellene for Best Boutique Hotel Worldwide.

We are thrilled to announce that Hotel Esprit Saint Germain, Paris has won the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence for "Best Luxury Boutique Hotel Worldwide!" ( July issue 2013). This significant distinction is a result of the hotel’s continued commitment to excellence in service and hospitality.

Hotel Esprit Saint Germain has been designed along the lines of a private residence. Ideally situated in the heart of Paris, on the Left Bank. This is a very Parisian, very intimate and very warm five-star boutique hotel, stunningly designed with real loving care put into each of its 28 rooms and lounges. Clients are welcomed as if they were guests in a friend's home sitting in the living room by the fireplace with a personalized and dedicated service, while enjoying complimentary drinks anytime during their stay. It is just what you imagine a French hotel should look like

We continue to work towards taking the best care possible of our valued guests.

For information please call : +33 1 5310 5555 or visit : www.espritsaintgermain.com

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Esprit Saint Germain 5***** Hotel on the Left Bank of Paris



We are proud to announce that Hotel Esprit Saint Germain has been granted five star status, one of the first of two hotels on Paris' Left Bank to be nominated with this prestigious rating. The significant distinction is a result of the hotel’s continued commitment to excellence in service and hospitality.

Hotel Esprit Saint Germain has been designed along the lines of a private residence. Ideally situated in the heart of Paris, on the Left Bank. This is a very Parisian, very intimate and warm 5* boutique hotel, stunningly designed with real loving care put into each of its 28 rooms and lounge. Clients are welcomed as if they were guests in a friend's home with a personalized and dedicated service, enjoying complimentary drinks anytime during their stay sitting in the living room by the fireplace. It is just what you imagine a French hotel should look like.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Re opening of our Fireplace Lounge

all the team of Hotel Esprit Saint Germain is delighted to share with you the pictures of our re designed fireplace lounge. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine in Paris



Do you ever have the urge to just hop on a plane, forget your fears and get lost in translation?

For some, Paris is considered to be the most romantic city in the world, to others a mecca for culinary experiences, and for the fashionably concious a cornucopia of fabulous stores.  There are some cities that consume you, spit you out and exhaust you, but Paris simply loves you.  This Valentines Day, treat yourself to something sweet, beautiful and cultural by visiting our featured hotel in the city of love.
Read more.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Renovation of our Fireplace Lounge



We are delighted to share with you the renovation of our fireplace lounge
The work will begin in January 2012 and will take six week to complete (January 9 until February 21st).
During the renovation, we plan to close the fire place lounge. We expect little disruption and less noise as the work is only decorative and design.
The Library Lounge will continue to be available to our guests during this time. Breakfast will be served in the mornings and during the rest of the day,the Library  Lounge will continue to  have an open honor bar complimentary for our guests during their entire stay.
We thought it was important to inform you, keep you updated and share the good news.
We hope you will enjoy the homey, warm, cosy feel of this Lounge which will be in line with Hotel Esprit Saint Germain's design concept.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bonne Année !

Nous vous souhaitons une Bonne Année - Happy New Year - Feliz Año - Feliz Ano Novo

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Markets

Place Saint Sulpice Christmas Village 
From 1 to 24 December 2011
Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris 6th
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

The chalets are a perfect complement to the old Paris atmosphere of Place Saint-Sulpice... read more



Saint Germain des Prés Village of Father Christmas 
From 2 December 2011 to 2 January 2012
Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris 6th
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Welcome to the village of Father Christmas. All along boulevard Saint Germain, no less than 25 chalets... read more


Champs-Elysées Christmas Market
From 19 November 2011 to 2 January 2012
Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8th
Metro: Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau

Along with the stunning illuminations on the world’s most beautiful avenue, no less than 160 authentic...read more


Trocadéro Christmas Market 
From 8 December 2011 to 2 January 2012
Trocadéro, Paris 16th
Metro: Trocadéro

One of the biggest Christmas markets in Paris! With a European scope, this village showcases the traditions... read more


Montparnasse Christmas Village 
From 5 to 30 December 2011
below the Montparnasse tower block, Paris 15th
Metro: Montparnasse Bienvenue

Situated below the Montparnasse tower block, this Christmas village has a wonderful selection of... read more


Christmas market at the Maison de l'Alsace 
From 24 November to 23 December 2011
39, avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8th
Metro: Franklin-D. Roosevelt

Come and have an Alsatian Christmas! Situated on the first floor of the Maison de l'Alsace... read more


Monday, November 28, 2011

Discover Paris from its heights

From the Eiffel Tower to the heights of Buttes Chaumont Park, contemplate Paris from a different angle. It is an original way of discovering the capital. This is our selection of unmissable heights!



Eiffel Tower
Visitors can ascend the Eiffel Tower using the steps or the lifts. The staircases open to the public go up to the 2nd floor (115m). Three lifts (North, East and West Pillars) serve the 1st and 2nd floors (115m). Either one or two of them are in operation, depending on maintenance or security requirements. To reach the summit (276m), you need to change lifts on the second floor (entry fee payable).
www.tour-eiffel.fr

Montparnasse Tower
The 56th floor and the panoramic terrace of the Montparnasse Tower will give you an unusual view of Paris. Climb to the top and discover the whole of Paris over 360°.
Rue de l'Arrivée (15th) (entry fee payable).
www.tourmontparnasse56.com

Notre Dame Church
Climbing the towers of Notre-Dame allows you to visit all the high points of the 13th century western façade so you can contemplate the gargoyles and fanciful sculptures created by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century and the great 17th century bell. No lift, just 387 steps to reach the top of the South Tower, so you need to be in good shape before you try and climb them! (entry fee payable)
www.cathedraledeparis.com

Georges Pompidou Centre
An exceptional panoramic view of central Paris. A Panorama Ticket at the flat rate of €3 gives access to the panoramic view on the 6th floor. Free for those under 26 and on the first Sunday of the month.
www.centrepompidou.fr

Arc de Triomphe
At the top of the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe offers an admirable view of Paris with, in the foreground, twelve great avenues radiating out in the form of a star. 3 Place Charles de Gaulle (16th) (entry fee payable)
Arc de Triomphe

Jean-sans-Peur Tower
The highest medieval civil tower in the north of Paris is the last vestige of the place where the fate of the Kingdom of France was decided in the early 15th century. Address: 20, Rue Etienne Marcel - 75002 Paris (entry fee payable).
www.tourjeansanspeur.com

Saint-Jacques Tower
Discover a panoramic photo taken from the top of the Saint-Jacques Tower. It is an unusual view as access to the tower is prohibited for security reasons.
Click to access the 360° view

The Panthéon
Located at the top of Saint Geneviève mountain, in the middle of the Latin quarter, schools and universities, the Panthéon dominates the whole of Paris. During almost all the 19th century, the Panthéon was the first monument foreigners and people from the provinces saw when they arrived in Paris and also the one from which they could admire the whole city. Enjoy a wide panoramic view of the capital from the external colonnade of the dome - 25 Place du Panthéon (5th) (entry fee payable).
Le Panthéon

French National Library
The building is organized around a base and four corner towers, each 79 metres high. These house seven floors of offices protected by mobile wooden shutters and eleven floors of shops. The esplanades are reached via a vast series of steps facing the Seine. The two entrances are located to the east and west. 11, Quai François Mauriac (13th)
Visits to the panoramic viewpoint at the top of the towers every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Price: €3. Bookings on: 01 53 79 40 43 and 01 53 79 49 49
www.bnf.fr

Sacré Coeur
The Sacré Coeur Basilica overlooks Montmartre and is its globally recognised symbol. From the Basilica forecourt it is possible to see the whole of Paris. A visit to the Dome, which is over 200 metres high, allows visitors to enjoy a landscape which extends 50km all around. This makes it the highest point in Paris after the Eiffel Tower (constructed in 1889!)
www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com  (entry fee payable)

Institute of the Arab World
Free entrance; a large panoramic terrace offers a view of the Seine and the bridges of Paris from above -1 Rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard - 75005 Paris (free access)
www.imarabe.org

Palais de Chaillot
A converted suite in the Palais de Chaillot offers an unrestricted and unusual view of the Trocadéro district. It is only open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm. Flat rate of €3 per person (free for under 18s) - Palais de Chaillot 1, Place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre - 75016 Paris
www.citechaillot.fr

On the roof of the Printemps Haussmann department store
The terrace of the Printemps Haussmann department store offers a 360° panorama and an unrestricted view of the most prestigious monuments of Paris. Located on the 9th floor of the store, the terrace can be accessed free of charge every day from 9.35 am to 8pm and on Thursdays until 10pm (free access).
www.printemps.com

Paris by balloon at the André Citroën Park
Since 2002, it has been possible to hover over Paris in a balloon on the lawn of André Citroën Park. This large, 32 metres-high helium balloon, which is visible from the south of Paris, can be accessed by the public much to the delight of children and the wonder of adults. It is connected to the ground by a 150 metres cable and operates like a silent lift, powered by the lightness of the helium (entry fee payable).
www.ballondeparis.com

The Maison de l'Air on the hills of the 20th district
The Maison de l'Air offers a remarkable panorama of Paris for observing the city, its skyline and its atmospheric phenomena. At the very top of Belleville Park, 27, Rue Piat – 20th district (free access)
Maison de l'Air

Buttes Chaumont Park, the steepest park in Paris
If you climb up to the small temple which overlooks the park, you will have an unrestricted view of all parts of the 19th district and the surrounding areas. Very romantic! (free access).

Credit : www.paris.fr

Monday, October 24, 2011

The drawings of Sempé at the Hôtel de Ville



Couverture du New Yorker*

The "Sempé, A Bit of Paris" exhibition invites you to look at the world through the eyes of Jean-Jacques Sempé. Over 300 original drawings, together with texts by the author, will be on display at Hôtel de Ville. From 21 October to 11 February.

Translated into twenty-five languages and the creator of several thousand drawings, Jean-Jacques Sempé is one of the most famous French cartoonists. He has managed to reach every generation over the last fifty years.
More than 300 original drawings, together with texts by Jean-Jacques Sempé, will give visitors to the Hôtel de Ville the opportunity to appreciate the wealth and brilliance of a rich yet undemanding body of work, between humour and poetry.

Sempé soon settled on the Left Bank when he arrived in Paris. Between Montparnasse and Saint-Germain des Prés, he roved curiously around the locations which brought him out of his shell (Chez Lipp brasserie, the Café de Flore, the Closerie des Lilas restaurant, the Chez Castel club, the Luxembourg Garden, etc.) and became friends with Françoise Sagan, Jacques Tati, Jacques Prévert, Raymond Savignac, René Goscinny and others. Read more.

*Crédits photo : © J.-J. Sempé, Sempé à New York, Éditions Denoël / Éditions Martine Gossieaux

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fra Angelico and the Masters of Light

Fra Angelico's "The Coronation of the Virgin" (1434-1435). Uffizi Gallery © 2010. Photo Scala, Florence courtesy of the Ministero Benie Att. Culturali

For sheer visions of loveliness in heavenly, harmonious colors, the paintings of Fra Angelico (1387-1455) reign supreme. The current show at the Musée Jacquemart-André, “Fra Angelico and the Masters of Light,” does full justice to the great master with 30 beautiful works, set in the context of work by some of his contemporaries.
Fra Angelico (born Guido di Pietro), a Dominican friar, was caught up in Florence’s flourishing Renaissance and proved himself adept at combining International Gothic pictorial traditions (e.g., storytelling and an emphasis on the mystical qualities of light) with such Renaissance innovations as the use of perspective and more realistic depictions of human figures. Read More

Musée Jacquemart-André: 158, boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Métro: Saint-Augustin, Miromesnil or Saint-Philippe du Roule. RER: Charles de Gaulle-Étoile. Tel: 01 45 62 11 59. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (until 9:30pm on Monday and Saturday). Admission: €10. Through January 16, 2012. www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Pictures of Hotel Esprit Saint Germain

We are delighted to share with you our new pictures of our Hotel Esprit Saint Germain.

Hotel Esprit Saint Germain has been designed along the lines of a private residence. Ideally situated in the heart of Paris, on the Left Bank. This is a very Parisian, very intimate and warm boutique hotel, stunningly designed with real loving care put into each of its 28 rooms and lounge. Clients are welcomed as if they were guests in a friend's home with a personalized and dedicated service, enjoying complimentary drinks anytime during their stay sitting in the living room by the fireplace. It is just what you imagine a French hotel should look like.
See more pictures
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Boutique Hotel Saint Germain
Chambres communicantes Saint Germain

For more information please contact :
Hotel Esprit Saint Germain
22 rue Saint Sulpice
75006 Paris
Phone : +33 1 53 10 55 55
Contact@espritsaintgermain.com

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

VIRTUOSO® ANNOUNCES HOTEL ESPRIT SAINT GERMAIN AS NOMINEE FOR PRESTIGIOUS “BEST OF THE BEST” HOTEL AWARDS


VIRTUOSO® ANNOUNCES HOTEL ESPRIT SAINT GERMAIN AS NOMINEE FOR 
PRESTIGIOUS “BEST OF THE BEST” HOTEL AWARDS

LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY NETWORK NAMES LAURENCE TAFANEL, HOTEL ESPRIT SAINT GERMAIN AS A CONTENDER FOR HOTELIER OF THE YEAR

Paris, Fance (June 28, 2011) − Virtuoso®, the industry’s leading luxury travel network, has once again reviewed its extensive roster of world’s best hotels and resorts to determine nominees for its fifth annual Virtuoso “Best of the Best” Hotel Awards. The network selected Laurence Tafanel, Hotel Esprit Saint Germain as a nominee for Hotelier of the Year. With more than 900 choices, the competition is steep and Hotel Esprit Saint Germain is one of only 50 properties under consideration for the awards that range from “Best Family Program” to “Best Bar Experience” and the ultimate “Hotel of the Year.” Elaine Srnka, VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine’s editorial director, and Albert Herrera, Virtuoso’s vice president of hotels, destinations and, named the properties that serve as stand-outs within the organization and demonstrate the highest standards in their given category.

Hotel Esprit Saint Germain is already part of the organization’s esteemed Hotels & Resorts Program, a process that requires thorough vetting from Virtuoso to ensure the quality and standards meet the exacting demands of Virtuoso’s upscale clientele.  Editors of VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine, the network’s award-winning publication, reviewed numerous submissions and researched hundreds of properties to select the award nominees.  Now it is up to the network’s elite travel advisors to determine which hotels exemplify the 10 categories.

Virtuoso says that nominees not only represent their given categories, but also the preferences of today’s travelers.  “As a Best of the Best award nominee, Hotel Esprit Saint Germain sets the standard for excellence amongst hotels around the world,” said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso vice president of hotels, destinations & tours. “The properties we selected redefine luxury by surprising and delighting their guests. They deliver exceptional experiences, while making it look effortless.  Anyone associated with hospitality knows that is no simple feat.  We are proud to include Hotel Esprit Saint Germain among our extraordinary list of nominees.”

Winners will be revealed on August 17, 2011, at the Hotels & Resorts dinner during Virtuoso’s 23rd annual Travel Mart Conference.  Taking place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from August 14-19, Travel Mart brings together thousands of Virtuoso’s member travel advisors – considered the leaders in creating luxury experiences – and the world’s best travel providers to participate in the industry’s preeminent networking event. VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine will feature the Best of the Best winners in its September/October 2011 issue.  For more information, visit www.virtuosolife.com.

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About Virtuoso
Virtuoso® is the industry’s leading luxury travel network.  This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 300 agencies with more than 6,000 elite travel specialists in 22 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,000 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations.  The network’s member agencies generate over $5.1 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment.  Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network’s affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. Virtuoso is the exclusive network of travel services and benefits provided by MasterCard® for participating World Elite MasterCard® programs. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com.  To see Virtuoso’s latest video content, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/VirtuosoTraveler.

About Hotel Esprit Saint Germain
Hotel Esprit Saint Germain has been designed along the lines of a private residence. Ideally situated in the heart of Paris, on the Left Bank. This is a very Parisian, very intimate and warm boutique hotel, stunningly designed with real loving care put into each of its 28 rooms and lounge. Clients are welcomed as if they were guests in a friend's home with a personalized and dedicated service, enjoying complimentary drinks anytime during their stay sitting in the living room by the fireplace. It is just what you imagine a French hotel should look like. www.espritsaintgermain.com

For additional press information, please contact:
Misty Ewing                                                            
Virtuoso – Director, Public Relations                        
Ph: 212.588.8242 or m: 206.484.8022                        
Email: mewing@virtuoso.com                                  

For additional press information, please contact:
Laurence TAFANEL
Hotel Esprit Saint Germain – Owner
Email : Laurence.tafanel@gmail.com

www.prnewswire.com
www.luxurytravelmagazine.com

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VIRTUOSO® ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 
PRESTIGIOUS “BEST OF THE BEST” HOTEL AWARDS


TOP TRAVEL ADVISORS TO SELECT WORLD’S BEST HOTELS & RESORTS

NEW YORK (June 27, 2011) − Virtuoso®, the industry’s leading luxury travel network, has once again reviewed its extensive roster of world’s best hotels and resorts to determine nominees for its fifth annual Virtuoso “Best of the Best” Hotel Awards. With more than 900 choices, the competition is steep and only fifty properties are under consideration for the awards that range from “Best Family Program” to “Best Bar Experience” and the ultimate “Hotel of the Year.” Elaine Srnka, VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine’s editorial director, and Albert Herrera, Virtuoso’s vice president of hotels, destinations & tours, named the properties that serve as stand-outs within the organization and demonstrate the highest standards in their given category.

All nominees are part of the organization’s esteemed Hotels & Resorts Program, and Virtuoso thoroughly vets each property to ensure the quality and standards meet the exacting demands of Virtuoso’s upscale clientele.  Editors of VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine, the network’s award-winning publication, reviewed numerous submissions and researched hundreds of properties to select the award nominees.  Now it is up to the network’s elite travel advisors to determine which hotels exemplify the 10 categories.

Virtuoso says that nominees not only represent their given categories, but also the preferences of today’s travelers.  In the 2011 Luxe Report, Virtuoso’s annual survey of top trends, Italy, France, Australia, Mexico, England and Costa Rica all appeared on the list of “Top 10 International Destinations.”  Best of the Best award candidates in Tasmania, Paris, London and Venice, among others, reflect these survey results. Virtuoso also honors family travel programs with a separate category, and highlights a mix of domestic destinations as well as international locales like Thailand to keep with this growing trend.  The “One to Watch” category is a nod to interesting, new properties as well as emerging destinations such as Tibet and Montenegro.

“The Best of the Best award nominees set the standard for excellence amongst hotels around the world,” said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso vice president of hotels, destinations & tours. “In 2011, the nominations highlight some exciting new hotels in more exotic destinations that are redefining luxury as well as long-time favorites that continue to surprise and delight their guests. We are proud to present such an extraordinary list of nominees.”

Winners will be revealed on August 17, 2011, at the Hotels & Resorts dinner during Virtuoso’s 23rd annual Travel Mart Conference.  Taking place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from August 14-19, Travel Mart brings together thousands of Virtuoso’s member travel advisors – considered the leaders in creating luxury experiences – and the world’s best travel providers to participate in the industry’s preeminent networking event. VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine will feature the Best of the Best winners in its September/October 2011 issue.  For more information, visit www.virtuosolife.com.



Award categories and nominees follow:

Hotel of the Year – Recognizes a hotel that continually epitomizes excellence in the categories of design, ambience, service, food and beverage, spa, family programs, innovation and social responsibility. Nominees: The Hay-Adams, Washington, DC, U.S.; Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, France; Hotel Cipriani & Palazzo Vendramin, an Orient-Express Hotel, Venice, Italy; Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand; Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India.

One to Watch – Recognizes an exciting new property that elevates the hospitality experience, either in an emerging destination or an established tourism market. Nominees: The St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet; Il Salviatino, Florence, Italy; Mandarin Oriental, Paris, France; The Oberoi, Gurgaon, New Delhi Capital Region, India; Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro.

Best Achievement in Design – Recognizes the significance of outstanding architecture and design of a hotel or component therein, whether in new construction, renovation or historic restoration. Nominees: The Chatwal New York, New York, NY, U.S.; The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, China; Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco; Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia; Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, England.

Best Culinary Experience – Recognizes the hotel restaurant that offers exemplary food, service, ambience, wine list and even views. Nominees: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, England; Schilo at Finca Cortesin, Malaga, Spain; Le 114 Fauborg at Hotel Le Bristol, Paris, France; Fasano Restaurante at Hotel Fasano Punta del Este, Uruguay; The Dining Room at Blantyre, Lenox, MA, U.S.

Best Bar – Recognizes the hotel bar that offers a lively, convivial and entertaining social meeting spot where innovative drinks and an enticing atmosphere create a “must see and be seen” buzz. Nominees: Lantern at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore; Le Bar Long at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, France; American Bar, The Savoy, London, England; Atmosphere at Shangri-La China World Summit Wing, Beijing, China; Crazybox at The Waikiki EDITION, Honolulu, HI, U.S.

Best Family Program – Recognizing the family friendly environment, this award acknowledges special programs and activities for children of all ages, from creative activities to educational endeavors and active adventures. Nominees: Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection, London, England; The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, CA, U.S.; Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies; Soneva Kiri by Six Senses, Koh Kood, Thailand; Montage Deer Valley, Park City, UT, U.S.

Best Spa – Recognizes the hotel spa that offers the most alluring environment for rest and rejuvenation, creative and therapeutic treatments, and highly skilled and knowledgeable therapists. Nominees: Four Seasons Resort Vail, CO, U.S.; Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort, Canary Islands, Spain; Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand; Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach, FL, U.S.; Tambo del Inka, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Urubamba, Peru.

Most Innovative Guest Experience – Recognizes a hotel that continually raises the bar by featuring clever and meaningful guest experiences that move the industry forward. Nominees: Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, MT, U.S.; Singita Pamushana Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe; The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino, Greece; Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Krabi, Thailand; Hacienda de San Antonio, Comala, Mexico.



Most Socially Responsible – Recognizes a hotel dedicated to making a difference through innovative local or global environmental programs that make the world a better place, whether a green initiative or a community education program. Nominees: Hotel de la Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia; Fregate Island Private, Seychelles; Rosewood Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexico; El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica; InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, Natadola, Fiji.

Hotelier of the Year – Honors an experienced hotel manager with an unrelenting passion for the industry, an astute appreciation for detail and a keen sense of how to lead and manage a dynamic team of professionals. Nominees: Laurence Tafanel, Esprit Saint Germain, Paris, France; Klaus Kabelitz, The Berkeley, London, England; Patrick Elsmie, The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland; Stefano Gegnacorsi, Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie, Rome, Italy; Offer Nissembaum, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.

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About Virtuoso
Virtuoso® is the industry’s leading luxury travel network.  This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 300 agencies with more than 6,000 elite travel specialists in 22 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,000 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations.  The network’s member agencies generate over $5.1 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment.  Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network’s affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. Virtuoso is the exclusive network of travel services and benefits provided by MasterCard® for participating World Elite MasterCard® programs. More more information, visit www.virtuoso.com.  To see Virtuoso’s latest video content, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/VirtuosoTraveler.


For further press information, please contact:
Misty Ewing                                                             Emily Venugopal/Jami Gordon-Smith
Virtuoso – Director, Public Relations                         The Brandman Agency
Ph: 212.588.8242 or m: 206.484.8022                           Ph: 212.683.2442
Email: mewing@virtuoso.com                                   Email: firstname@brandmanpr.com

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Parisapps: Tout Paris dans votre poche

Parisapps

Tout Paris dans votre poche. découvrez Parisapps, le site web et mobile vous permettant de vous y retrouver dans la jungle des applications mobiles dédiées à Paris. Une sélection ludique mais impartiale à laquelle tous les parisiens sont invités à participer en proposant leurs applications fétiches ou en notant celle des autres.  Avec le nombre croissant d’applications pour les différents types de téléphone, pas toujours facile de s’y retrouver. Quelles applis sont vraiment utiles, les indispensables ? Comment trouver en priorité celles qui sont gratuites ? Entre deux applis, laquelle choisir ? Y en a-t-il une officielle ?... Plus d'informations

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Madame Grès, couture at work

boutique hotel paris

Jersey et faille de soie rose pâle
 Crédits photo : Henry Clarke / Galliera / ADAGP, Paris 2010

True mistress of couture who was considered a genius by her peers, Madame Grès (1903-1993) influenced the history of fashion. A special exhibition at the Bourdelle Museum.


This is the first Paris retrospective dedicated to Madame Grès  (1903-1993). A mistress of couture who was adored by her peers, Madame Grès repeated throughout her life, “I wanted to be a sculptor. For me, working with fabric or stone is the same thing”.
In the world of fashion, she was the pioneer of an intransigent minimalism. The sculpted dresses of Madame Grès have found a home at the Bourdelle Museum. The exhibition showcases 80 creations from the collections of the Galliera Museum, as well as loans from private collectors and contemporary designers. Read more.

 See the image gallery


Until July 24, Bourdelle Museum
16 rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015 Paris - Metro : Montparnasse - Bienvenue / Falguière
Tel.: 01 49 54 73 73
www.bourdelle.paris.fr 
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm except public holidays