Marriott has strengthened its presence in Paris by taking over a luxury boutique hotel, which hasan award-winning restaurant.
Now branded the Renaissance Paris Vendome, the 97-room property is located along rue du Mont Thabor, one block north from the Rue de Rivoli and a short walk from attractions like The Louvre, Place de la Concorde and Place Vendome.
Guests staying at the hotel will enjoy luxury, personalised service and various accommodation styles in a peaceful setting. There's also a small leisure centre including a swimming pool (a rarity for Paris).
But what guests won't find is a standardised Marriott with the sort of ubiqitious touches found in the US chain's other properties. Thishotel isa world removed from the city's other Renaissance in Paris, a 327-roomproperty located in La Defense business area.
All rooms are luxuriously furnished in different contemporary styles and have the usual business touches including plasma screen TVs. There are 12 junior suites.
Le Pinxo restaurant, which has two Michelin stars, serves a meal for Euros 50. It features cuisine fromsouthwestFrance.
Rates range between Euros 279 (weekends) and Euros 350 (midweek), with junior suites from Euros 350.
Renaissance Paris Vendome, 4 rue du Mont Tabor, Paris 75001, tel: + 33 1 4020 2000, www.marriott.com
Report by Alex McWhirter