Hilton Arc De Triomphe's Snow Bar

I think the Hilton Arc de Triomphe must be one of the best places to stay in Paris. It's a gorgeous old Art Deco wonderland of a building, and it's located right off the Champs Elysees near...well, the Arc de Triomphe. Basically if you have well-off parents or grandparents who like the comforts of an American chain with Old World European sensibilities, this is a fantastic property in the City of Lights.

Sure, it might be a little...stiff, for your average young urban sophisticate--personally I'd rather stay in a hipper, newer place nearer to my old hangouts on the Left Bank--but the hotel is trying to shrug off some of that fustiness with an outdoor winter Snow Bar in its "Andalusian Patio," complete with snow-covered trees, an ice bar, and waitresses kitted out in "fashion-forward" Santa gear.

All in all, it sounds like it would be a fun little trip to start a night out in Paris, but hurry in because it's only going on through the holidays.

To find out more, check out my HotelChatter story here: http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2009/12/23/12342/013/hotels/Snow_Job_Hilton_Arc_de_Triomphe_s_Outdoor_Winter_Bar