The latest addition to Bulgari’s growing global portfolio of luxury hotels is proof that style and substance can co-exist in glorious harmony. The Italian fashion house is famed for its meticulous attention to detail and that laser-guided eye has been extended to all parts of the 76-room property, from the subterranean spa and top-notch gym to the ground-floor public spaces, which include a cocktail bar and wonderful Italian restaurant, helmed by Niko Romito, the Michelin star-winning chef. Of course it’s opulent. Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the Milanese architecture firm behind all of Bulgari’s hotels, has created a eye-catching vision of Italianate high living in the heart of Paris’s 8th arrondissement, within striking distance of the Champs-Elysées and the Eifel Tower. But what makes the Bulgari Paris so special are the staff: kind, courteous and ready to whir into action at a moment’s notice, they elevate an already elevated stay.