The facade of the building was originally designed by the
architect Jules Hardouin Mansart, who was also the designer for the extended Chateau de Sain Germain and Chateau de Versailles and to do this day, the hotel
still retains the original features and charm that you would expect.
The hotel Ritz has always been a favourite of many of the world's wealthiest people and
famous people that include King Edward VII, Elton John, Princess Diana, Greta Garbo and
Charlie Chaplin. Luxurious suites have been named after some of its previous guests
such as Coco Chanel who made the Ritz her home for more than thirty years and Ernest
Hemingway who had a bar named after him.
The Bar Hemingway that was named after Ernest Hemingway, as it was his best loved bar, has
been restored to its original appearance, with rich wood panelling on the walls and deep
leather arm chairs. Adorning the walls there are original photographs that were
taken by the author and they provide a record of places that inspired this famous
As well as the single malt whiskies that Ernest Hemingway so much appreciated, the bar
also serves beers from all over the world that are accompanied by tapas, in memory of his
love of Spain. Above all, though, this has got to be the place to enjoy the famous
original cocktails invented by the great Colin Field who was voted the world's best barman
The Bar Hemingway at the Ritz has also been ranked as the best bar in the world by Forbes
magazine, plus it is situated right in the heart of Paris
near place de la Concorde square, and can be located at the back of the Ritz on the Rue
Cambon side of the hotel.
It is a beautiful, yet small room that has the persona and feel of what it would have been
like on one of the great liners of the past and from book-signings to conferences, this
place is still a vibrant focus of literary life. Plus a tradition unique to the Ritz
is still in effect today, where writers may have their mail addressed to themselves at the
The Hemingway Bar is open every day of the week.
Obviously this is not the type of place to walk in with jean on! It is actually
semi-formal dress that is required.
The average cost for a cocktail is anything upwards of £20 but just the experience is
going to be worth it.
The closest Metro stations are the Concorde, Opéra or the Tuileries
Reservations are not required.
Address & Contact Details:
Bar Hemingway Ritz Paris
Hôtel Ritz Paris
15 Place Vendome
Telephone: 1 43 16 33 65
Fax: 1 43 16 33 75