Hotels & Resorts: 6 of Europe’s Most Astonishing Hotel Bars

One of the best ways to unwind after sightseeing is over a pint or an expertly crafted cocktail, trading tales of the day’s adventures. Experience that for yourself in some of Europe’s most exclusive and significant hotel bars within our Hotels & Resorts Collection.

A London Classic Endures

Elegant and cool, the Connaught Bar in The Connaught hotel has garnered acclaim for its reinvented classic cocktail recipes. Located in the elegant Mayfair village, the bar evokes English and Irish Cubist art of the 1920s, with a touch of timeless elegance. Unwind in the stylish bar, where chic furniture is paired with lavish decoration and oversized windows offer a glimpse into the London cityscape. There are always new and unexpected creations, and when you reserve with us we’ll provide £75 in credit to explore the menu. Try a champagne-and-cognac-based Fleurissimo cocktail, created in honor of former hotel guest Princess Grace of Monaco, or order a martini from our martini trolley and enjoy true cocktail-making theater from one of The Connaught’s mixologist team.

The Epitome of Paris

Once the home of Prince Roland Bonaparte, the sumptuous Shangri-La Hotel Paris evokes a classic Parisian feel. Simple, yet elegant, Le Bar Botaniste exudes a royal air with a chandelier and artwork decorating the pinstriped walls. The space honors the prince’s cherished pastime, botany, by creating cocktails with rare botanical spirits. Sample a drink like the Olea, a cocktail infused with flowers from Provence, gin and honey, and soak up the equally sophisticated surroundings. If you reserve with us, you’ll receive a bottle of champagne upon arrival and €85 in hotel credit to spend at Le Bar Botaniste, at CHI, The Spa, or at one of the Michelin-starred restaurants on the property.

A Royal Retreat

Be treated like a king or queen at the verdant 450-acre estate of Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland. This stunning castle was once the ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland, a royal lineage that dates back 1,000 years to Brian Boru — one of the last High Kings of Ireland. Explore the estate with a picnic lunch, packed just for you complete with a bottle of champagne, or try O’Brien’s Secret, one of the signature cocktails at the cozy Cocktail Bar. In what was once the O’Brien family’s library, this comfortable lounge offers plush window seats overlooking the regal castle lawns and an extravagant selection of wine and Irish whiskeys.

A Taste of History

The d’Angleterre hotel was established in 1755 and has a reputation for elegance, luxury and prestige. This historic Copenhagen hotel offers a champagne bar and Michelin-starred Marchal restaurant, where $100 in food and non-alcoholic beverage credit can be used if you book with us. Named for a 12-liter bottle of champagne, Balthazar Champagne Bar is the first of its kind in Copenhagen and reinforces the legacy of d’Angleterre with an extensive selection of champagne from more than 42 different houses. Sit back and soak up the unique ambiance of the black-and-purple-themed bar — a signature of Balthazar Champagne Bar.

A Study in Swiss Elegance

The 174-year-old Baur au Lac in Zurich is one of the world’s oldest luxury properties still in the ownership of its founding family. The regal hotel has housed royalty and celebrities, and was also where Baroness Bertha von Suttner suggested to Alfred Nobel the need for an international peace prize in 1892. Rive Gauche continues this exceptional heritage while seamlessly blending a contemporary vibe. Here, a timeless wooden bar complements minimalist décor. Try the white Herbal Negroni, a classic gin-infused drink created in 1844, the inaugural year of the hotel. When you book with us, receive $100 to spend at Pavillon, a renowned restaurant designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon.

A Haute Hotel

Hotel Arts Barcelona is one of the most iconic sights in Barcelona for its cutting-edge architecture. The property boasts sweeping views of the Mediterranean and a unique perspective of renowned architect Frank Gehry’s golden fish — a symbol from the 1992 Olympics. Creativity continues to pour through in P41 Bar and Coctelarium, one of the unique bar and restaurant concepts in Hotel Arts. P41 embodies the futuristic design of the hotel by incorporating innovative cocktail tables and furniture. Diego Baud, an award-winning mixologist, creates inventive cocktails with unique design additions, perfectly complementing your upscale dining experience by the sea. When you reserve with us, you can use €85 in food and non-alcoholic beverage credit throughout the property.

Why reserve with us?

Whether your tastes lean toward classic flavors or modern concoctions, our Hotels & Resorts Collection includes more than 1,000 of the world’s finest hotels, resorts, lodges, spas and unique places to stay. Benefit from our exclusive privileges such as daily breakfast for two and a special amenity that varies by property, as well as upgrades, early check-in and late check-out when available. For more information, give us a call or click offer M17795.

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