Le Roch Hotel & Spa, Paris, France

by Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Le Roch Hotel & Spa’s Head Concierge is also the youngest Head Concierge in the world. Twenty-four years young, Benjamin is very proud to have been part of the opening team of the hotel back in the summer of 2016, and equally proud to be a member of the ‘Clefs d’Or’ association for almost two years now. For him, the real pleasure of working where he does, in the Saint-Honoré district in Paris’ 1st arrondissement, is that the guests are ‘connoisseurs’ and always curious to discover and live Paris in a different way…
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Your most popular request…
The most popular request at Le Roch Hotel and Spa? “Can we have a late check out, please?” Of course – because who wants to leave their Parisian home? But we also have many requests for restaurant reservations, or for private museum visits.

Your favorite locale when enjoying a day off…
As a Concierge, Paris is my playground. The best way to start my day is by having a fresh orange juice at a café under the arcades of Palais Royal, enjoying a stroll in the gardens, and discovering the upcoming designers’ shops in the ‘Upper Marais’.

Best coffee…
I am not a coffee drinker/lover, but when I go to ‘Café Kitsuné’ I always end up having a second cup, it’s a good. Plus, their shop upstairs is amazing.

Where must we go for lunch…
Ah, Paris! So many restaurants… If I have to choose only one, I will say ‘Semilla’. It has all the quality of one of the best ‘new kind of bistro’ in town. It is located on the left bank, with a sumptuous open kitchen offering contemporary market-driven plates. One of my favorites and it reminds me Le Roch Hotel’s restaurant.le-roche-rooms-a-01-x2

It’s a rainy day outside but we want to explore, what shall we do…
Want to enjoy the beauty of Paris despite the rain? No problem. The ‘Covered Passages’ are here for you! Built during the first half of the 19th century, they shelter, shops, restaurants, a book store, a vintage store and so many other secrets… Just a few steps from the hotel is the ‘Passage Choiseul’ or the magnificent ‘Galerie Vivienne’. With their stunning ceilings made of glass, they are the perfect solution to staying dry.

What is an absolute must-do or must-see before leaving your city…
Can we truly talk about Paris without mentioning the Eiffel Tower? True symbol of the city light. Take the time to see it from near or far, at night or day! Less traditional but equally Parisian, I always recommend to my friends visiting Paris to take the time to experience one of the farmers market in town, like ‘Le Marché des Batignolles’ for the fresh and organic products, or ‘Le Marché des Enfants Rouge’ the oldest market in town. It is full of animated people and an amazing variety of vegetables from Paris and its region. There’s nothing more authentic.

le-roch-room-view-interior-design-k-02-x2What you love about your hotel…
On entering Le Roch Hotel and Spa, the first impression that comes to mind is the feeling of being ‘at home’. The cozy atmosphere of the sofas by the fireplace, or the terrace overlooking the restaurant will make you forget the ‘tumult’ of the Rue Saint Honorée, located only a few meters away.

Is there anything else we should know about when visiting your city…
In my opinion, if there is one thing to know when visiting Paris it is to get ‘caught’ by the city. Let yourself be carried; do not follow a precise itinerary; follow your desires and intuitions. Explore the small streets, the secret passages. They will lead you to the most charming places of the most beautiful city in the world.

To find out more about the Le Roch Hotel & Spa, or to book, click here.

 

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