The Ritz was inaugurated on June 1, 1898, on the historic Place Vendome, constructed
by Hardouin-Mansart, the architect of Versailles. Its unique charm and the distinction of its
guests have made the Ritz a mythical hotel.
Of Swiss origin, Cιsar Ritz climbed steadily upward in the hierarchy of European hotels,
working in some of the continent's most prestigious establishments. Later he would give his
own hotel "all the refinements that a prince could wish for in his own residence": A
warm and intimate ambiance, three gardens, French 18th century-style furniture, and much
In 1898, Cιsar Ritz revolutionized the hotel industry: The Ritz Paris was the first hotel to
have electric lighting throughout and to equip each guest room with its own private bath and
telephone. Cιsar Ritz's guests were well cared for, benefiting from the most modern
comforts, such as soft, indirect lighting conceived to flatter ladies'
The Ritz Paris was entirely renovated between 1979 and 1989, with the greatest respect for its
original style. The decoration is still strictly ΰ la franηaise from the classic
furnishings to the rugs and wall-hangings. It lives up to all the demands of modern life while
preserving the charm of the past.
The Ritz Hotel is located in the heart of Paris near the Centers of Business, Art and
Shopping, easily accessible by all means of Transport ( Plane, Train, Car ). The personnel of
the Hotel is at your service to organize all the details of your stay. A unique address, among
the world's most prestigious. Discover the comfort, elegance and superb refinement of the
French art de vivre. Limousine Service is available.
The Hotel consists of 135 Rooms and 40 Suites. There are Double Rooms ( Classic, Superior,
Deluxe ), Junior Suites ( Classic, Deluxe ), One Bedroom Suites ( Moyenne - Medium, Moyenne -
Large, Deluxe, Hemingway, Suite Fitzgerald, Prince de Galles, ), Suites with Sauna &
Jacuzzi ( Medium with 1 Bedroom & Deluxe with 1 Bedroom ), Prestige Suites Vendome,
Prestige Suites Cesar Ritz, Prestige Suites Elton John, Prestige Suites Duck of Windsor,
Prestige Suites Coco Chanel and Prestige Suites Imperiale. They all have distinctive Ritz
refinement and traditional French classicism, in keeping with Cιsar Ritz's initial plans.
Whether overlooking the Place Vendτme or the Hotel's Private Gardens, the accommodations
give an incomparable feeling of well-being.
It provides all nuances of comfort and exceptional service with more than two employees per
room, one of the highest ratios in the world. Each Room or Suite has its own
decor, its own harmony of colors, its own special allure. Maid Service is available 24 hours a
day and the Housekeeper is on hand to see to your every need.
Today, luxury is space.
At the Ritz Paris, guests may create their own living spaces according to their needs and
desires. One large Bedroom with an adjoining Bedroom a Sitting Room or two Bedrooms separated
by a Sitting Room, almost any combination is possible. The Bathrooms are spacious and light,
complemented by the finest Italian marble and faucets plated in fine gold. Some Suites
include a Sauna and a Jacuzzi.
The Ritz takes pride in its 10 Exceptional Apartments, each named for a famous guest
or notable personality.
Coco Chanel Suite :
The Apartment chosen by this famous designer, furnished in her inimitable style. Two
picturesque little Balconies overlook the Place Vendome while the Bathroom has a View of the
For a Family Get-together or a Business Lunch or Dinner, a Marriage or Birthday ( from a
dozen guests ), the Ritz Paris Salons with their Private Terraces offer multiple choices
adaptable to every event... A service " made to measure "!
The Ritz sparkles with L'art De Vivre in all its facets. Haute Gastronomy, refined and
rapid Lunches with original Cocktails, Business Meals, sumptuous and intimate Receptions. It
offers a thousand and one pleasures of conviviality.
A full menu and the finest wines from the Cellar are served 24 hours a day, one of the many
luxuries of the Ritz Paris. A large kitchen brigade is always on duty to fulfill any epicurean
request. Beginning at dawn, the baker prepares a varied array of fresh breads and pastries.
POOL, FITNESS & BEAUTY:
Discover the soothing tranquility of the Ritz Health Club. This polished, spacious facility
of 1,700 square meters houses a swimming pool, exercise rooms, a squash court and a team of
trained specialists ( physiotherapists, masseurs, beauticians ) catering to every need. For
fitness and relaxation in the heart of Paris.
The Pool :
The Ritz Health Club has the largest Private Pool in Paris (16 x 7 meters) and, with its
colonnades and frescos, evokes a Roman Bath. On the Mezzanine, the Bar / Restaurant is ready to
serve light lunch, beverages and Sunday Brunch.
Saunas & Turkish Baths :
Enjoy all the benefits of a Scandinavian Sauna or a Turkish Steam Bath to relax and
revitalize. There are separate facilities for men and women.
Personalized Body Care :
The Ritz Health Club presents a large range of personalized Body Care Treatments, such as
Soothing Hot Baths with Essential Oils or Seaweed, Traditional Massages or Shiatsu, Body Wraps,
Special Treatments for Jet-lag, Osteopathy, Yoga, etc.
Fitness & Squash :
To shape and tone, the Ritz Health Club has two Exercise Rooms with the most up-to-date
equipment and Cardiovascular Machines. The Squash Court is a particularly rare amenity in a
Parisian Hotel. For a personalized Fitness Program, consult one of the expert Personal
Hair & Beauty Treatment :
The ultimate in pampering, the Institut de Beaute offers individually adapted Manicures,
Pedicures and Skin Care. For the finishing touch, the Hair-stylists at the Ritz Salon will find
the Coiffure to flatter and compliment each personality.
" Temptation Walk " the glittering Showcases of the Ritz Shopping Gallery.
The most renowned brands are represented here, with hostesses ready to assist you in choosing a
small Gift, fine Jewellery, ready-to-wear Clothing, accessories, or " Objets D'art
A wide selection of Ritz trademark items are available, porcelain, flatware, handbags,
scarves, playing card sets, umbrellas, bathrobes, the Ritz bath line, Sportswear, books and
accessories from The Ritz Escoffier School of Gastronomy. The Boutiques also feature the
Exclusive Ritz Gourmet products, including Ritz Champagnes, foie gras and chocolates.
Food & Beverages
Espadon Restaurant is one of the temples of Parisian gastronomy, highly-rated in the
world's best guides. The cuisine is both classic and creative, in the great tradition of
Auguste Escoffier, the first Chef of the Ritz. Today, the kitchen brigade is directed with brio
by Maurice Guilloult and his Chefs. An elegant and refined decor welcomes guests from Breakfast
to Dinner. Tables are set in the flowered Garden from the first warm days of spring. A peaceful
haven in the heart of Paris where the chirping of birds is heard from dawn to dusk. The
Ritz's treasure is a Cellar with thousands of bottles, including some of the rarest
- Breakfast from 7:00 am - 11:00 am.
- Lunch from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
- Dinner from 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm.
The first Ritz Bar was created in 1921, however, today the Hotel has three, each with
its own personality and convivial atmosphere.
The Vendome Bar :
Ideal for a light, quick Lunch or simply for pleasant conversation over a cocktail, the
Vendome Bar is where one can forget the bustle of Parisian life. This elegant gathering place
is renowned for its sophistication and flowered Garden. Tea time here, accompanied by sublime
pastries and the sweet strains of a harp, is a Ritz tradition. It opens everyday.
- Lunch from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
- Tea from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Cocktails from 6:00 pm - 1:00 am.
The Hemingway Bar :
From 6:30 pm, it is in this Bar, " liberated " by Ernest Hemingway in 1944, that
the Ritz soirιes begin. Its cocktails are renowned all over the world and every Wednesday night
there are cigar tasting for aficionados. Hosting book signings and press cocktails, the
Hemingway Bar is also a meeting place for editors, journalists and literary critics. A photo
exhibition of Hemingway's life as a war correspondent and a new cocktail menu in honor of
his 100th birthday pay homage to the spiritual father of this mythic Bar. It opens Tuesday
through Saturday From 6:30 pm to 2:00 am.
The Pool Bar :
After a moment of relaxation in the sumptuous decor of the Ritz Health Club, savor a fruit
or vegetable cocktail, a light lunch, or brunch on Sunday. It opens everyday.
- Breakfast / Snacks from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm.
- Lunch from 12:00 am - 6:00 pm.
- Snacks from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
- Brunch ( Sundays only ) from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
ECOLE RITZ - ESCOFFIER:
Auguste Escoffier, friend and colleague of Cιsar Ritz, is one of the most important chefs of
modern French cuisine. He inaugurated the Kitchens of the Ritz and created numerous famous
dishes, such as the " Pκche Melba ". The Schoolâ€™s Courses are designed for every
type of gastronome: from enthusiastic beginner and committed food lover, to future or seasoned
The school provides practical and theoretical courses in cuisine and pastry adapted to the
level and goals of each student.
Check-in / Check-out Policy
Check-in: from 12:00 h
Check-out: until 10:00 h