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Joie de Vivre in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement.

October 16, 2014
Joie de Vivre in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement.

Buddha Bar Hotel Paris, 4 Rue d’Anjou, Paris, France.

Joie de Vivre in Paris’ Fashionable 8th Arrondissement.

8th ARRONDISSEMENT, PARIS, FRANCE (October 2014) – Buddha Bar Hotel Paris is an exotic haven on Paris’ Right Bank, north of the River Seine. In the 8th arrondissement, the Buddha Bar Hotel Paris is surrounded by elegance and sophistication. From l’Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde, from Grand Palais to Park Monceau, the 8th arrondissement is one of Paris’ finest. 

On narrow Rue d’Anjou, Buddha Bar Hotel Paris is at the heart of one of the world’s chicest districts. Hermès, Givenchy, Valentino, and Yves-Saint Laurent line the sidewalks of neighboring Rue de Fauborg Saint-Honoré. Champs Élyseé – Paris’ most famous boulevard – showcases haute couture houses, while distinguished designers and acclaimed ateliers stake their stylish claim in the Golden Triangle – the streets and laneways bounded by the Champs Élysée, George V Avenue, and Avenue Matignon.

The 8th arrondissement, once home to modest villages and rural land, got an early start in the world of fashionable shopping, cultured entertainment, and luxury residences. By the 1700s, Faubourg St-Honoré was filled with mansions, including that which the Buddha Bar Hotel Paris now calls home. Built in 1734, it was an aristocratic residence, formerly owned by Augustin Blondel de Gagny, a famed art collector, the General Treasurer for King Louis XV, and, fittingly, Intendant in charge of the King’s entertainment and ceremonies. 

The development of Paris’ 8th arrondissement in the eighteenth century secured the area’s reputation. The extension of Champs Élysée, the transformation of Place de la Concorde, and the construction of Le Madeleine lured aristocrats and royalty to the sought-after address. Parisians wiled away their nights on the prestigious Champs Élysée, at balls, restaurants, theaters, open-air cafés, and circuses. And by the end of the nineteenth century, the affluent arrondissement played host to the era that what would famously be known as La Belle Epoque, a golden age of art and entertainment. 

The tradition of the 8th arrondissement continues at the Buddha Bar Hotel Paris. The joie de vivre that has filled the avenues and boulevards for centuries abounds in this luxury hotel. George V Entertainment Group, with interior designer Francois Wapler of Design Wapler & Associés, has created an exquisitely designed, sophisticated, and welcoming hotel experience that is right at home in Paris’ cosmopolitan Right Bank. 

Buddha Bar Hotel Paris is the new flagship property of the George V Entertainment Group, which offers visionary hotels, bars, restaurants, and spas in more than twenty locations around the world. The Buddha Bar brand is dedicated to the “art of living,” defined by a luxury lifestyle, positive energy, lavish design, and welcoming and attentive hospitality. Buddha Bar Hotel Paris offers 56 spacious bedrooms including 19 suites, as well as Le Vraymonde contemporary restaurant, Le Qu4tre lounge bar, and B/Attitude spa. The hotel’s prestigious location on Paris’ Right Bank provides guests with convenient access to the city’s coveted fashion boutiques, theaters, cafés, and restaurants, plus famous Parisian landmarks, Champs Élysées, Park Monceau, Place Vendôme, and the Louvre Museum (

Buddha Bar Hotel Paris — Not Just Another Hotel. It’s A Lifestyle.

For information, updates, and future package opportunities visit www.buddhabarhotelparis, email, contact your professional travel agent, or call +33-1-8396-8888 from the U.S. or France.

George V Entertainment operates Buddha Bar Hotel properties in Paris, Budapest, and Prague, with a fourth to open in Yeravan, Armenia. The brand also operates sixteen Buddha Bar restaurants and five B/Attitude spas in various locations around the world. 

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