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Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards Overall Score: 90.9
No. of Units: 159
"It goes to show money can buy happiness." Located on the Place Vendôme, near the Louvre, this; eighteenth-century mansion has pale blue and yellow rooms with Louis XV– and Louis XVI–style furniture as well as white marble bathrooms. Combining traditional French culinary styles with contemporary ones, L'Espadon serves glazed blue lobster with curry and coconut, and smoked-eel tartar. "Quite simply, it's one of the finest hotels existing." Three bars serve cocktails (one with Russian espresso), light bites, caviar, and afternoon tea. Murals surround the white-tiled pool. The hotel will close in summer 2012 for a two-year renovation.
Photograph courtesy Hôtel Ritz Paris