Luxuriate in the sumptuous neoclassical logement of the Hotel Balzac Paris in the heart of the City of Light. Parisian-chic design, a vibrant color palette and soft lighting drape this Preferred Hotels & Resorts property—part of the Preferred Hotel Group—in warm elegance, setting the tone for an exceptional experience. Built for the director of the Paris Opera in 1853, this deluxe townhouse-style boutique hums with the French art de vivre, serving as a plush sanctuary for rest and relaxation and a central headquarters for your Parisian holiday. Honoré de Balzac, the prolific and influential writer for whom the hotel is named, once made his home on the site, and collections of antique books and lithographs depicting the author and scenes from his work adorn the property. 13 suites and 57 rooms marry opulent details like oak-floored entrances and marble bathrooms to state-of-the-art technology, including LCD televisions, cable and internet access. Romantic skyline views of the exquisite Eiffel Tower from the third floor up are available by special request. In the classy Hotel Balzac Restaurant & Lounge Bar, natural light pours through a glass ceiling from the lush hanging garden in the atrium. World-renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire's eponymous three-star Michelin restaurant has been housed here for 15 years—dine on his delectable fusion cuisine in an intimate and refined space featuring a majestic black granite bar, dark velvet upholstery and stunning colorful floral arrangements. Just around the corner is the Payot SPA, a new luxury spa where you'll revel in a rejuvenating massage or a refreshing dip in the pool. A Golden Key concierge will happily direct you to the delights of the city, including the riches inside the Louvre, the majesty of Notre Dame and, of course, the symbol of the most romantic city in the world, the Eiffel Tower. Tucked in the 8th arrondissement, just off the Champs Élysées in the shadow of the iconic Arc de Triomphe, the Hotel Balzac Paris is your posh portal to this city.