Radisson Blu Hotels in Paris with #BluBloggers

By alison - February 25, 2014 (Updated: December 4, 2014)

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series BluBloggers.
Exploring the Radisson Blu Hotels of Paris

The view from the Radisson Blu Paris Le Metropolitan bar. Wow!

What do you get when you have 14 travel and lifestyle bloggers from around Europe, one fantastic hotel chain, and 4 exciting events throughout the year? The #BluBloggers and I’m excited to be partnering with Radisson hotels as one of their ambassadors this year.

‘What the heck are #BluBloggers?’ I hear you asking. Well you all know what bloggers are and the ‘Blu’ is for the Radisson Blu line of high end hotels. #BluBloggers are Ambassadors for the Radisson Blu line and as such, we’ll be sent to several Radisson hotels throughout the year. We’ll be providing you with hotel reviews as well as our usual travel tips for the cities we visit. (You can follow the #BluBlogger hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see what we’re up to.)

I was excited to find out my Belgian #Blublogger partner in crime is Emma, from the wonderful Au Gout d’Emma (If you haven’t checked out her site, it’s full of great foodie and travel tips en français!) Emma and I met at Gare du Midi, early last Monday, for a day trip to Paris, where we would meet the other #BluBloggers and explore three of Radisson’s properties.

Radisson Blu Bloggers

I’m not used to being on this side of the camera! Here I am with my fellow #BluBloggers from Benelux – Ashley from Amsterdam Blog and Emma from Au Gout d’Emma.

Our first stop was the Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, Paris. This was the largest of the three properties we visited and the most ‘international’ in design and atmosphere. After introductions and presentations, we were treated to an excellent lunch. The only pity was it wasn’t yet warm enough to enjoy the lovely terrace!

Radisson Blu Champs Elysées Paris

Radisson Blu Champs Elysées Paris
Our fabulous lunch at the Radisson Blu Champs Elysées Paris

Our fabulous lunch at the Radisson Blu Champs Elysées Paris

The next hotel on our agenda was the stylish Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan, famous for its picture perfect views of the Eiffel Tower – Oh la la!

I loved the sleek modern design of this hotel and the Metropolitan Restaurant looks stunning. As does the beautiful pool area downstairs.

Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan

The sleek and stylish Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan.

The rooms also continue the modern design, including the heavenly looking bathrooms!

We paused for a break (and a little photo shoot) in the Lounge Bar – the perfect place for a drink, in view of that famous tower, before hitting the town.

Nibbles in Le Metropolitan's bar and in room nibbles

Nibbles in Le Metropolitan’s bar and in room nibbles at Le Dokhan’s.

Our final destination was my favourite (and somewhere I hope to stay on a future Paris visit) – Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s. From the moment you step in the door, Le Dokhan’s screams Paris.

The Parisian Lounge at Le Dohkan's

The tres Parisian Lounge at Le Dohkan’s

The rooms are traditional Parisian chic, and each one is different.

Lovely Parisian rooms

Lovely Parisian rooms and 3 bloggers in a suitcase!

The teeny tiny elevator is a deconstructed/reconstructed Louis Vuitton suitcase. Adorable!

But my favourite room was the elegant champagne bar. We were informed the boutique Le Dokhan’s has more champagnes than rooms. Now that’s my kind of hotel!

Who wants champagne?

Who wants champagne? Le Dohkan’s stylish bar with live jazz nights.

Later this year, I’ll be doing a full review of a Radisson Blu in Brussels: From the food, to how comfy the beds are. Then, in the late autumn, I’ll be off to Cannes to review the Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes (Yes, I’m really hoping it includes a trip to the spa!)

I hope you’ll follow me and my fellow #BluBloggers to discover more of what Radisson has to offer for accommodations around Europe.

I visited the Radisson properties in Paris as a guest of Radisson Blu hotels. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Looking for more of our favourite hotels in Belgium and beyond? Visit our Hotel Reviews page to find out where we’ve been sleeping.  For more great restaurants around the world, check out our Restaurant Review page.

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian freelance writer and travel photographer and the founder of She is the author of The Foodie Guide to Brussels: Local Tips for Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, and Activities. Alison landed in Belgium in 2005 and, over the years, has become passionate about slow and sustainable travel, in Europe and beyond. She loves to discover hidden gems - be they museums, shops, restaurants, castles, gardens or landscapes, and share them through her words and photos. She has visited 45 countries and is currently slow travelling through North America in an RV, with her husband, Andrew, and two well-travelled cats. You can also follow her work on Google+
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