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Hôtel de Crillon Revisited

James Andrew at the Hôtel de Crillon, Paris.

James Andrew at the Hôtel de Crillon, Paris.

Coming back to bring you a bit more from the unsurpassed Hôtel de Crillon, hosts to WIJW’s Paris jaunt.

Despite the obvious and almost overwhelming grandeur of this most beautiful “palace” hotel, there is a certain intimacy about the experience – a certain unpretentious comfort conveyed in every aspect of the place, from the calm confidence of the staff, to the bright and airy rooms, to the luxuriously quiet patio, serene lounge areas, and first-class dining – everything hearkens back to a day when understated elegance and sophistication were the norm.

A stay at the Crillon is one of those elevated experiences that could only be born from centuries of refinement and the inherent assuredness gained through its association with major historical figures like Marie Antoinette, Churchill, and Roosevelt and many countless cultural icons like Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie O.

View to the Winter Garden at the Crillon - photo Eric Cuvillier

Whether you are in the mood for a Kir Royale at the bar, a simple lunch on the patio, or something a bit more grand at Les Ambassadeurs, the Crillon will not disappoint. We particularly enjoyed tea served in the Winter Garden – a perfect moment to recharge after a long day’s galavant.

Please do stay at the Crillon on your next Paris holiday!

The Crillon's staff regalia.

I’m wearing (top) a dove gray cotton jacket by Gucci, white cotton shirt with french cuffs and silk pocket square in pinks and white by Tom Ford, Seaman Schepps precious turquoise cuff links, shocking pink jean cut pants by Dior, silver chain link belt by Gucci, Cartier “Tank Divan” from Raj Tolaram, sneakers and glasses by Lanvin, and my fragrance is Creed Windsor.


  1. Dean says:

    Dear James,

    What a magnificent image of you coming out of the Hotel… I love all that you do on WIJW, and your vision truly inspires me to keep thinking positively, and to always remember the essence of joie de vivre and living well. Thanks again for another brilliant and excitingly original feature from Paris !

    Dean Farris

  2. B says:

    I love the first picture so much! What a brilliant one! I totally agree with the beauty of this hotel, everything is made to impress, the Winter Garden is so comfortable!

  3. A review almost as beautiful as the subject! You have my mind filled with fantasies of understated elegance!

  4. Maria Paula says:

    Me encanta el Crillon, me hace recordar maravillosos tiempos pasados, qué ganas de tomarme unas vacaciones en París y alojarme allí!

    un beso

    Maria Paula

  5. Jay Gatsby says:

    Hotel de Crillon is my favorite place to stay in Paris…….

    you are looking great as always!


  6. Christian Fuchs says:

    What an amazing place to stay, love the winter garden…….

  7. Freiin von Spiering says:

    Mein lieber James,

    Hotel de Crillon ist eines der schönsten Hotels in Paris, ich war einmal dort und es war unvergesslich, ich bin mir sicher dass Du dein Aufenthalt sehr genossen hast!


    Marie FvS

  8. Pink Cinnamon says:

    I ADORE your pink pants, you look so trendy my dear!

  9. Maria Juana de Esquivel says:

    Qué lugar más hermoso, sin duda París es un destino maravilloso para cualquiera. La próxima vez que vaya me alojaré en el Crillon sin pensarlo!



  10. Secret Admirer says:

    I was there too, you didn´t noticed me!

  11. Cosima says:

    beautiful crystal lamps, and the furniture…….OMG, everything looks so beautiful…….

  12. Maria La Torre says:

    Sin duda Paris tiene lugares maravillosos, qué afortunado eres James, tú eres el ejemplo más claro de “elevated living”



  13. Travis says:

    The Duke of Decorating in Paris…….I love that!

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