This five-star hotel was originally built in 1880 as a private townhouse for Henri-Leopold Charles, the Marquis de Sers, and a century later was turned into a hotel named Le Queen Elisabeth. Located in the 8th arrondissement just a few steps from the Champs-Elysées in the Golden Triangle (outlined by Avenue Montaigne, the Champs-Elysées and Avenue George V) this little haven of luxury boasts a classical Haussmann design with 45 bedrooms and seven suites.
Despite its contemporary interiors, the Hôtel de Sers retains the plush feel of an aristocratic townhouse with a vast 22-metre long gallery showing 19th-century oil portraits, a grand staircase and a salon with a white marble fireplace that is an original period feature. Bedrooms come with bespoke pieces by Poltrona Frau, fabrics by Missoni and portraits of historical figures from the 18th and 19th centuries. Two of the suites have furnished terraces with sweeping views over Paris and its finest monuments, including the Eiffel Tower.
Whilst it has a wealth of history, don’t be mistaken; the Hôtel de Sers boasts the latest in terms of technology with iPods in every bedroom, video-on-demand, flat screen TVs, Bang and Olufsen surround sound systems and free WiFi. It also has a gym, sauna, steam room, and 24-hour room service.
Part of the Bessé Signature group run by CEO Anne Jousse, the Hôtel de Sers is one of a group of five exclusive luxury hotels in France. This year, the hotel marks its tenth birthday and throughout this time the hotel has succeeded in maintaining its superior level of customer service, contributing to its unfaltering reputation.
Under the leadership of chef Jordan Delamotte, the restaurant, which looks out onto a small tree-lined courtyard, offers modern French cuisine using fresh produce. Make sure that you don’t miss the 100% organic brunch served every Sunday where you can feast on a vast selection of fresh seasonal produce including fabulous croissants, salads, oysters, smoked salmon, charcuterie and more. In the evenings, guests can unwind at the S’Bar, which serves a selection of cocktails to the sounds of soft jazz music.