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12 of the best luxury hotels that love children

From Claridges to the New York Plaza, these iconic hotels deliver a stunning location, superb amenities and extend the warmest welcome to children

Posted: 22 November 2011
by Catherine O'Dolan

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The Ritz, Paris

Well, if it’s good enough for Madonna and her brood, not to mention a list of luminaries from Ernest Hemingway to Coco Chanel, then it’s got to have a lot going for it. Set in a very central yet slightly secluded location on the Place Vendome, the Ritz Paris is a truly glitzy, glamorous affair. The grand interior is gilded and golden, shiny, tassled and trimmed to exude the most opulent ambience, while impeccable service is delivered by smartly turned-out staff.

Children are spoilt from the moment they arrive, selecting their own gift, as well as receiving a welcome box of sweets and fresh raspberry juice. Child-size bathrobes and slippers will keep your child cosy in her boudoir or for sojourns to the stunning Ritz swimming pool (over-fives only).

Fun activities include use of the Putting Green with pint-size plastic golf clubs and balls, and cooking classes for young gastronomes at the Ritz Escoffier School, which organises “Les Marmitons” sessions for children from six to 11 years. The culinary experience is also extended to Family Sunday Brunch in the Salon César Ritz, complete with edible delicacies and an entertaining menu of games, too. 

From £1,500 per night for a family of four. 


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