Paris Hotel Buzz: Cooking Classes, Literary Room Service, Spa Offers, and the Newly Renovated Relais Christine
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Whether you’re starting the New Year with healthy resolutions, a desire to learn something new, or simply hibernating until winter is over, Paris’s exquisite hotels will ease you into 2018 with a range of new events and offers to help everyone beat the January blues.
For those who are starting 2018 full of good intentions, the Shangri-La hotel has launched “Swim it off!” to get your New Year off to a healthier start. The package consists of a 30-minute water aerobics class, followed by a 60-minute re-sculpting treatment from luxury British skincare brand The Organic Pharmacy, and finished with some relaxation time as you sip on an infusion from the organic Chic des Plantes!. “Swim it Off!” must be booked in advance and is available every day from now until February 18, 2018.
10 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116, Tel: +33 (0)1 53 67 19 98, www.shangri-la.com
After been gradually refurbished over the last two years, the Relais Christine has finally added the finishing touches to its new look. This renovation includes a stunning new lounge area in the impressive 12th century chamber of its Guerlain Spa. The Guerlain Spa also starts the new year with a new menu, including exclusive treatments specifically designed for guests of the Relais Christine. For those who want to take full advantage, the hotel is also offering guests a new package, the Discovery Offer, which will include two Guerlain treatments, tea and treats in the spa lounge, fresh fruits in your room upon arrival, and more.
3 Rue Christine, 75006, Tel: +33 (0)1 40 51 60 80, www.relais-christine.com
Rather than embarking on New Year’s health resolutions, the Hotel Lancaster is starting the year as it means to go on – full of cocktails, wine, and fine French food. The hotel is continuing its weekly program of of events for 2018 and is kicking off the year with cocktail workshops, wine tasting from the Savoie region, and a cooking class with the hotel’s Chef and pastry Chef, with the hotel’s restaurant also launching a new seasonal menu. The events are open to all and can be booked through the hotel’s lovely and helpful William, while reservations can be made online for the Monsieur Restaurant.
7 Rue de Berri, 75008, Tel: +33 (0)1 40 76 40 76, https://www.hotel-lancaster.com/en/
Pavillon des Lettres
Christmas may have passed but winter hasn’t, and January is one of the best months to cozy up with a good book. With this in mind, the Pavillon des Lettres has launched its Literary Room Service, inviting guests to choose from its extensive menu of novels to have a book delivered straight to the comfort of your room. The hotel has ensured there is something for everyone, from fashionable tomes to classic literature, and with each of the hotel’s 26 rooms and suites dedicated to a different European writer, Pavillon des Lettres is the perfect place for book lovers this January.
12 Rue des Saussaies, 75008, Tel: +33 (0)1 49 24 26 26, http://www.pavillondeslettres.com
Lead photo credit : ©Shangri-La