Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe: Almost a faultless performance

As part of a business trip to the French capital, I stayed at the Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe. A look back at this stay.


I booked this hotel almost 2 weeks before my arrival: I wanted to try it out as I’d had some happy experiences with the brand in Paris in recent months.

So let’s go for two nights for just over €230 a night.


I arrive from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport in the early evening. Luckily, immigration controls are very fast and I’ll be at the hotel just 40 minutes after arriving at the gate.

A doorman meets me as I get out of the Uber to welcome me and take me to reception.

The formalities are warm and professional, and I’m welcomed as an Ambassador member. I’m informed of an upgrade to a Junior Suite with a view (Prestige Wave Room), and the Elite benefits are presented to me. I’ll choose breakfast and points.

Once these formalities have been completed, I’m escorted to the elevator by the receptionist.

Elegant service, but not too intrusive, just the way I like it.


Prestige Wave room

My suite was located on the 5th floor of the hotel.

The entrance is spacious. A large closet and cupboards are located to the right of the entrance, along with the minibar and Nespresso machine.

On the right, the elegant bathroom is also spacious. We regret the presence of a bath instead of a shower, but that’s a personal preference.

Opposite, the bedroom itself, with the TV and desk on the right, and the comfortable king-size bed on the left.

Opposite, the lounge area with a view of the iconic Avenue de Wagram and the hotel’s wave-like facade. In the distance, the Arc de Triomphe.

To finish, a video visit of this room:

Arc de Triomphe Suite with terrace

During one of my stays, I had the pleasure of being upgraded to the Arc de Triomphe Suite with terrace.


The suite is located on the 8th and top floor of the property.


The entrance opens onto a small lounge, equipped with TV, desk and sofa. Oddly enough, there’s no coffee table but a sort of footstool.


A large balcony overlooks the Arc de Triomphe, offering a magnificent view.


Finally, here is a video tour:

Hotel facilities

The hotel is equipped with a fitness room, which I had the pleasure of visiting on both mornings of my stay.

It is very well equipped, both in terms of free weights and cardio equipment.

During my stay, and due to social distancing measures, a reservation system is in place with 45-minute slots, which I would have no trouble obtaining.

Food options

The hotel has a brand-new restaurant on the first floor of the property.

I’ll only use it for breakfast.

Breakfast service

Breakfast is served daily from 7am to 10:30am.

This is a classic buffet, with the option of ordering freshly prepared hot items.

Everything was excellent, with a special mention for the on-site smoked salmon.


The departure formalities were laborious. The receptionist had difficulty using the pre-authorization made on my American Express card and wished to debit the full amount again. However, my credit line isn’t extendable and I absolutely didn’t want that, so it took a while for her to carry out the procedure.

Nevertheless, the invoice was sent to me by e-mail immediately afterwards.

Bottom line

An excellent stay in what may well become my new Paris HQ!

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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