This summer INTRO-DUCING visited Paris and Rome in a high style. We spent a whole week soaking up the culture, indulging in delicious food, and sipping on refreshing signature cocktails on the terraces of some of the most luxurious hotels.

 I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of my favorite spots and their reviews, which I’d love to share with you. If you’re planning a trip to Paris or Rome soon, be sure to check out our recommendations – you won’t be disappointed!


1. Hotel de Russie

2. Hotel W

3. BVLGARI Hotel

4. Anantara Hotel

5. Palazzo Ripetta



1. Four Seasons, George V

2. Hotel de Crillon

3. Hotel Meurice

4. Ritz Hotel

5. InterContinental hotel, le Grand


One of our favorite places to visit when in Rome.

The lobby was truly remarkable, with a stunning bar located in the center, serving delectable cocktails. The rooftop terrace was a highlight, offering an awe-inspiring view of ancient Rome. I strongly recommend INEO, the hotel’s upscale dining establishment that primarily serves Italian cuisine. The homemade pasta must be paired with some of the top-selected wines for a true experience.



I recently had the pleasure of staying at a newly opened BVLGARI Hotel, which boasted rationalist architecture and covered a staggering 14,000 square meters. With seven floors of architectural lines, and rich textures and materials throughout the interior, it was the very definition of luxury. But, what really stood out to me was the BVLGARI Bar. A perfect place to socialize and enjoy unique signature cocktails. The sumptuous black marble bar top was finished with 60 Murano glass twirls that were hand-blown with gold dust by Barovier & Toso. These precious jewels diffused the light, infusing aperitivo hour and evening with a magical glow.

I loved the outside bar and two large terraces, one that looked onto Via di Ripetta, and the other onto Piazza Augusto Imperatore. And when I was looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, I headed to the cafeteria on the ground floor. It was the perfect spot, offering a spacious outdoor area beneath the monumental porticos of Piazza Augusto Imperatore, and decorated with large planters filled with flowers and other native greenery. Caffè was the first of its kind in Italy and the first created by Niko Romito, and was the perfect place to enjoy a coffee, croissants or a Sunday brunch.


If you’re looking for a luxurious oasis in the heart of Rome, look no further than Hotel De La Russie. With its breathtaking Secret Garden – Stravinskij Bar, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the city. The bar is a gathering place for the city’s bright and beautiful, and it’s easy to see why. The luxurious menu of contemporary and classic cocktails is sure to impress, with signature drinks like the Stravinskij Spritz and artisanal martinis mixed by master bartenders. The surrounding nature is an important part of the bar’s atmosphere, with yellow and black tones reminiscent of the teeming life of bees and local materials like stone, wood, metal, and leather creating an organic feel. Whether you’re looking for gastronomic delights or expertly mixed cocktails, the Stravinskij Bar is the perfect place to be.

HOTEL Palazzo Ripetta, ROME

Piazzetta Ripetta is a hidden gem located within the cloister of the Palazzo Ripetta hotel. Whether you’re looking for a light and healthy lunch, a coffee break with a signature bakery offering, or an aperitif in full Italian style, Piazzetta Ripetta is the perfect spot for any occasion. And if you’re in the mood for a great cocktail, you won’t want to miss the Baylon Cocktail Bar.

The contemporary and mystical spirit of the Palazzo is on full display here, and the cocktail offerings are second to none. The cuisine is specially designed to complement the cocktails, with “Cicchetti” to round out the experience. For something a little more substantial, head over to the San Baylon Restaurant. The contemporary design is a feast for the eyes, and the food is a feast for the taste buds. Chef Marco Ciccotelli is always on the hunt for the freshest ingredients, and his comfort food is a hallmark of the restaurant. Pastry Chef Giuseppe Solfrizzi has crafted a menu that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. And if you want to dine under the Roman sky, there are outdoor tables available.


 A modern luxury concept that truly feels like an urban oasis in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. Whether you’re hanging out with friends, enjoying some time outdoors, or just looking for a great lunch or cocktail, this hotel has everything you need to have an unforgettable experience. The W Lounge is a particularly popular spot, with live music, DJ sets, and a really great cocktail culture. And if you’re looking for some seriously delicious Italian food, the Giano Restaurant is definitely worth checking out. Chef Ciccio Sultano brings his passion for authentic Sicilian cooking to every dish, and locals love meeting up there for an Aperitivo Eterno Negroni and some tasty bites. But perhaps the most exceptional part of the hotel is its rooftop terrace, which offers stunning views of some of Rome’s most iconic landmarks. And if you happen to be traveling with your furry friend, don’t worry – P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome) at the W Hotel Rome!


If you’re looking for a luxurious dining experience in Paris, InterContinental Paris le Grand has got you covered! They offer distinct areas that cater to different styles and cuisines, giving guests a chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant Parisian society. La Verrière, situated in the heart of the hotel, is perfect for lunch and rendezvous, while the Bar exudes a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The Club Lounge is an exclusive area that’s perfect for those who want a more private setting. And if you’re looking for something truly special, Café de la Paix is the place to be. The decor and ambiance are simply breathtaking, and you won’t find anything like it anywhere else in Paris. The Napoleon III style adds a touch of glamour to the streamlined furniture and natural color scheme. It’s a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern elegance, and it’s sure to leave you feeling pampered and sophisticated. So why not book a table today and experience Parisian chic at its finest?


At the Four Seasons, the real passion is to bring French culinary heritage up to date. Their focus is on delivering the pure essence of luxury in every dish they create. Eric, the head chef, is a master at harmonizing wine and food. He has led all three restaurants to numerous accolades and Michelin stars, and his pride and joy is Le Cinq’s 50,000-bottle wine cellar. This cellar represents the rich diversity of vineyards from France and around the world, ensuring the perfect pairing for every meal. He loves traveling to French vineyards, meeting wine producers, and discovering new treasures. At the Four Seasons, there is a range of dining experiences to suit every taste. From the exquisite three-Michelin-starred LE CINQ, to the trendy Italian-Mediterranean cuisine of LE GEORGE, to the delicate plant-based cuisine of L’ORANGERIE.

If you’re looking for an intimate and atmospheric setting for a rendezvous, LE BAR is the perfect choice. Start your day off right with BREAKFAST BY GEORGE V, and experience the ultimate in luxury dining at the Four Seasons.

Hotel RITZ

If you are searching for a venue that caters to both your physical and emotional well-being, the Ritz Paris is sure to exceed your expectations. This esteemed establishment offers an array of dining options, ranging from formal and elegant to casual and cozy, ensuring that you will find something to suit your mood. Additionally, the Ritz Paris is home to a collection of bars, each with its unique vibe and menu. Whether you prefer the sophisticated ambiance of Bar Vendôme, the modern setting of the Ritz Bar, or the iconic cocktails of Bar Hemingway, you are sure to find a libation that appeals to your taste. A signature experience at the Ritz Paris is the Sunday brunch, held in the hotel’s opulent salons. This beloved Parisian tradition is renowned for its delectable cuisine and artisanal products, sure to delight your senses and brighten your day. For those seeking a more intimate setting, the Salon Proust offers a serene atmosphere to savor a classic French afternoon tea. If you are in search of a venue for any mealtime, Bar Vendôme is an ideal choice, offering a chic Parisian brasserie ambiance and a stunning Belle Époque glass roof. The Ritz Bar provides an ethereal experience with cocktails inspired by the zodiac signs and other creative libations. For those seeking a truly legendary cocktail, the Bar Hemingway is a must-visit. This exclusive members-only establishment boasts an iconic cocktail list and an atmosphere that is sure to impress even the most discerning drinker. So why not settle into a plush armchair, raise a glass, and enjoy the ultimate Ritz Paris experience?


Hôtel de Crillon offers exquisite French cuisine with inventive touches and exceptional service. You will enjoy timeless French fare with inventive touches and exceptional presentation, all of which are served with the highest quality of service.
The hotel has also partnered with French tea house Palais des Thés to bring you a unique culinary experience that is both memorable and delicious. Venture to the newly opened Butterfly Pâtisserie and explore the bespoke Hôtel de Crillon x Palais des Thés trolley, where you’ll find a range of iced teas paired with sweet creations by the hotel’s Pastry Chef, Matthieu Carlin.

Butterfly Pâtisserie is located in the heart of Paris and offers a stunning selection of delicacies, artful cakes, seasonal desserts, and signature chocolates in a gleaming high jewelry atelier setting.

For those seeking traditional French cuisine with a twist, we recommend Nono’s par Paul Pairet, a lively city dining room located adjacent to Comestibles par Paul Pairet, a delicatessen counter that offers the very best seafood, charcuterie, smoked fish, and cheeses. If you desire a more refined dining experience, look no further than L’Écrin. Nestled in the heart of Hôtel de Crillon, this hidden gem features delicate and contemporary decor and takes guests on an innovative tasting experience. And for a more casual atmosphere, Jardin d’Hiver is the perfect place to enjoy all-day dining with friends and family.

Finally, we highly recommend visiting Les Ambassadeurs, the bar located in Hôtel de Crillon that overlooks the beautiful Place de la Concorde. Here, you’ll find creative signature cocktails and complimentary live music, as well as a menu that invites you to roll the dice and step into the footsteps of iconic Parisians.


Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse elevates the Michelin-starred experience to new heights, and Restaurant Le Dalí provides a warm and inviting ambiance inspired by Dalí himself.
Additionally, Bar 228 is the perfect spot for a nightcap, featuring live jazz and plush leather armchairs ideal for relaxation. Yet, the true gem of Le Meurice is La Pâtisserie du Meurice par Cédric Grolet, where you’ll discover a delightful selection of freshly-baked treats and innovative creations from the skilled pastry chef. And let’s not forget about breakfast – whether enjoyed in Restaurant Le Dalì or the comfort of your own room, it’s a moment to cherish at Le Meurice.

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