At the busy core of the 9th Arondissement is located the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand. A tribute to Napoleon's splendid tastes, this Paris luxury hotel exists cheek-by-jowl to the Louvre, Place Vendome, and Opera Garnier. Barely a single hop away is the milling and modish shopping centre that Paris is so famous for, the business district and the banking area.
All the 398 guest rooms and 72 suites at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand pay colorful homage to Emperor Napoleon's extravagant style. Rich golden shades, soothing whites and greens, resplendent lamps on tables and exquisite wall garnishing in the shape of tasteful artwork make these rooms a showstopper. From the time you wake up till you retire to bed, comfort and luxury remain your faithful cohorts.
As soon as you get up from bed you get to read the morning newspaper. Switch on the color television and stay tuned to the happenings around the world both in French as well as in other languages. But if you want that special movie you'd read such rave reviews about or an old favorite, you can always order it - on payment of course - and watch it over the DVD provided by this luxury hotel.
The sound quality and stereo will not give you anything to complain about, you may be sure of that. But if you want to get your pulse racing without stirring out of your suite, there are great in-room video games available as well.
Or, if you wish to catch up with your work on your laptop the high-speed internet in your room will connect you wherever you wish. You can also call your office on the two lines the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand provides you with. As you step in for a before-breakfast shower you won't have to worry about missing out on an important call from work or otherwise thanks to the voice mail facility on these phone lines. Your bathroom has everything- from bath towels, a luxurious bathtub, to a walk-in shower.
If you book into an Executive Club level suite you are entitled to a complimentary breakfast, dinner snacks and drinks apart from all the luxuries enumerated above. If you don't feel like breakfast (or lunch) inside your suite and are looking for some sumptuous continental fare, the café La Verriere offers a wide range of palatable fare.
But if you want typical French cuisine we suggest you give Café de la Paix a try. Apart from mouth-watering French dishes, you will also get to sample tongue-tickling Japanese and American recipes for breakfast. For dinner we suggest you try a glass of red wine with oysters as a pre-dinner snack you won't regret the experience!
If you wish to swig a drink or cocktail along with canapés before dinner anyway, you could also check into Le Bar which is distinguished - visually - for its high-domed glass ceiling in the center of the luxury hotel, among other things.
While staying at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand how could you possibly miss seeing La Maison du Chocolat? Soak your senses in glorious home-made chocolate subsequent to a sumptuous breakfast at the Café de la Paix. Plus, there's so much more.