Ritz Paris, Paris, France

A beloved haunt of Audrey Hepburn, F Scott Fitzgerald and Maria Callas, the Ritz Paris is synonymous with glamour. First opened in 1898 by César Ritz, the hotel names its rooms and suites after memorable guests. Despite a four-year (and $450m) makeover, completed in 2016, the Ritz stays true to its roots by preserving period furniture and paintings, and the Belle Époque decor and understated French accents all contribute to the elegance of this legendary hotel. Coco Chanel famously lived here for 34 years, so it’s only right that the Ritz Paris is home to the world’s first Chanel spa, offering a “unique and customized sensory experience” focused on fragrance, makeup and skin care.

Suite Impériale from $21,000 per night. Contact Christian Boyens, general manager, reservations@, +33 143 163 070,

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