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Hyatt Regency Paris - Charles de Gaulle
351, av. du Dois de la Pie
B.P. 40048-Paris Nord II
95912 Roissy CDG France
+33 (0)1 47 16 12 34
800-233-1234 (U.S.)
www.hyatt.com

Beyond Jet Lag
An Airport Hotel with Attitude

by Rubin Carson

The dramatic atrium lobby

For the most part, the clientele at the Hyatt Regency Paris-Charles de Gaulle is jet-lagged airline crews and irate passengers who missed their connections. But the futuristic glass architecture, luxurious interior design and warm, multilingual staff are geared toward delighting even the most demanding globetrotter.

The lobby is visually stunning, with a 21-meter-high vaulted glass atrium that overlooks the Apollo Restaurant and Cosmos Bar. The restaurant is surrounded by fountains and exotic plants, which create an intimate atmosphere. But what use is ambience if the food isn't great? Not to worry. The meticulously prepared Contemporary French cuisine compares favorably with anything Paris can offer—try the superb Dover sole and duck confit. An added delight is the self-serve buffet, which offers the chance to eat your way around the world. The Cosmos Bar is a hip meeting venue, perfect for light meals and romantic chats over cocktails.

Rooms are soundproof
Fifteen-meter indoor pool

The 388 accommodations include 44 Regency Club rooms, twenty executive rooms, eight junior suites, four executive suites and a presidential suite, which melds American convenience and European elegance. Guestrooms are soundproof, with individually controlled air-conditioning, king-size beds, bathrooms with separate showers and tubs, and huge TVs. Other amenities include a spa and gym, and free shuttle service to the airport or TGV train station at any hour.

One of the hotel's most creative and clever offerings is the Last Night in Paris package, which eliminates crack-of-dawn departures to beat the crowds. Guests check out from their city center hotel and spend the rest of the day shopping or strolling along the Seine. A driver collects them and their luggage in the evening for a luxurious overnight stay. After a stress-free breakfast, guests are delivered to their departure gate.

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(Updated 03/13/08 HC)

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