When one thinks of a vacation in France, thoughts of sprawling villas and roomy châteaus come to mind.
But for the many visitors who choose to stay only in Paris when visiting France, the average hotel room in this resplendent city tends toward the more compact size.
Not so at Villa Hôtel Majestic, the newest of the trio of Parisian hotel gems that make up Les Hotels Baverez, the still family-owned, fourth-generation Parisian hotel dynasty.
Villa Hôtel Majestic's bar — Photo courtesy of Paige Donner
What sets the five-star Villa Hôtel Majestic apart from the rest of the pack in Paris is that it's a modern hotel, with stylish interior design, a lobby tailored for easy check-in and check-out, an on-premise restaurant and bar and even a spa and swimming pool . . . but with expansive rooms.
The rooms and suites – the size of which evoke a bygone era of steamship trunks and two-month-long holidays – luxuriously accommodate families, couples and business travelers, too.
A deluxe room at Villa Hôtel Majestic — Photo courtesy of Les Hotels Baverez
One of the hallmarks of Les Hotels Baverez is this spaciousness of its deluxe rooms on up to the vastness of its suites.
In a city where the flurry of hotel renovations and new hotel openings has tended towards compactness to maximize hotel occupancy, Les Hotels Baverez has reversed that trend for their hotels, maintaining a luxury of size and space that is singular in Paris, especially in such prestigious neighborhoods as the Arc de Triomphe.
It's in Arc de Triomphe that you find the Villa Hôtel Majestic. This property's just a stone's throw, also, from their other Étoile property, the legendary Raphael Hotel.
The lobby in Villa Hôtel Majestic — Photo courtesy of Paige Donner
Villa Hôtel Majestic opened in 2010, and along with being the family-owned group's newest hotel and its most modern in terms of interior design, it's also, in one sense, the more exclusive property, given that it has the fewest rooms: 28 rooms and 20 suites.
The room categories range from Deluxe rooms (300 square feet) to Grand Deluxe rooms (400 square feet) to Junior Suites (500 square feet) to La Pérouse Suites (750 square feet) to Prestige Suites (850 square feet) and finally Majestic Suites (1250 square feet).
Rooms and suites come with an equipped kitchenette stocked with coffee and tea and even mini refrigerators and half-size dishwashers. The bathrooms offer up clawed bathtubs and overhead rain showers to replete the full-on luxury experience.
And like the other Baverez properties – The Raphael and The Regina – it, too, has private floors and terraces that can be rented by families, groups and private event hosts.
On-site amenities – in addition to the property's luxury spa, the MAJclub – include the PremiuM Bar and the MagnuM Restaurant, both located on the ground floor just off the lobby. Both the bar and the restaurant exhibit stylish décor with a cheerful flair for well-placed dashes of color.
The bar also offers plush, overstuffed couch seating, the perfect place in which to enjoy your evening aperitif. The MagnuM restaurant serves hotel guests a buffet breakfast in the morning, and it's also open for casual lunches and lighter fare for dinner.
The hotel even provides a business center for guests' use, which is located just off the lobby.
The most notable of the outstanding amenities at Villa Hôtel Majestic, however, is its service. There's nothing quite like staying at a five-star property that holds paramount their dedication to making a guest's stay flawless.
Whatever the request – whether to re-confirm your flights, book show tickets, secure that hard-to-get restaurant reservation or even come up with instant solutions for those occasional travel emergencies – the staff and the concierge at the Villa Hôtel Majestic are happy to go to great lengths to ensure that your stay is as stress-free and enjoyable as can be.