‘It really feels like a dream come true’: working in a Paris palace hotel
France

‘It really feels like a dream come true’: working in a Paris palace hotel

"It's a huge source of pride for me to work at a Parisian palace hotel," says Amel Ziani-Orus. The Local begins a series of articles on the theme of #MyParisianLife by speaking to her about the joy of working at Le Meurice, the oldest Paris hotel with the palace distinction – and how she got there. Plus, we present a wide range of photographs from inside the historic hotel.

Merkel slams state plans to open hotels for families over Christmas
Germany

Merkel slams state plans to open hotels for families over Christmas

IN PICS: Madrid’s newest rooftop terrace bar has the best views of the capital
Spain

IN PICS: Madrid’s newest rooftop terrace bar has the best views of the capital

Spain just opened its first ‘women only’ hotel
Spain

Spain just opened its first ‘women only’ hotel

New details emerge in Bavarian crossbow death mystery
Germany

New details emerge in Bavarian crossbow death mystery

Switzerland’s first-ever ‘capsule hotel’ opens (again)
Switzerland

Switzerland’s first-ever ‘capsule hotel’ opens (again)

Switzerland’s Migros launches second ‘no frills’ hotel room
Switzerland

Switzerland’s Migros launches second ‘no frills’ hotel room

World’s Wurst hotel? Sausages and ‘tasteful’ decor on the menu at Bavarian hideaway
Germany

World’s Wurst hotel? Sausages and ‘tasteful’ decor on the menu at Bavarian hideaway

A stay in the know: Stockholm’s fanciest hotels
Sweden

A stay in the know: Stockholm’s fanciest hotels

Entire Swiss ski resort up for grabs in one-off competition
Switzerland

Entire Swiss ski resort up for grabs in one-off competition

Thrill seekers’ Christmas adventure ends in nightmare
Switzerland

Thrill seekers’ Christmas adventure ends in nightmare

Switzerland’s first capsule hotel closes after just one week
Switzerland

Switzerland’s first capsule hotel closes after just one week

IN PICTURES: First ever M-Budget hotel room unveiled
Switzerland

IN PICTURES: First ever M-Budget hotel room unveiled

IN PICTURES: Pop up hotels with a Swiss twist
Switzerland

IN PICTURES: Pop up hotels with a Swiss twist

Robbery victim jumps from Copenhagen hotel window
Denmark

Robbery victim jumps from Copenhagen hotel window

French hotel giant AccorHotels buys Switzerland’s Mövenpick
Switzerland

French hotel giant AccorHotels buys Switzerland’s Mövenpick

Whisky sold for $10,000 a shot at Swiss bar proven to be fake
Switzerland

Whisky sold for $10,000 a shot at Swiss bar proven to be fake

Swiss hotel sparks outrage by asking Jewish guests to shower before swimming
Switzerland

Swiss hotel sparks outrage by asking Jewish guests to shower before swimming

Waiter’s job offer retracted because ‘we can’t put coloured guys in the dining area’
Italy

Waiter’s job offer retracted because ‘we can’t put coloured guys in the dining area’

Italian hotelier warns guest: ‘We don’t accept gays or animals’
Italy

Italian hotelier warns guest: ‘We don’t accept gays or animals’

Trump finally finds place to stay in Hamburg for G20 summit
Germany

Trump finally finds place to stay in Hamburg for G20 summit

Large fire destroys Geneva hotel
Switzerland

Large fire destroys Geneva hotel

Woman sues hotel to find lover’s name after three-night fling leads to baby
Germany

Woman sues hotel to find lover’s name after three-night fling leads to baby

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Swedish hotel will give you your money back… but only if you get divorced
Sweden

Swedish hotel will give you your money back… but only if you get divorced

Norwegian hotel tycoon has big plans in Denmark

Norwegian hotel tycoon has big plans in Denmark

Video: This is Italy’s avalanche hotel one week after the disaster
Italy

Video: This is Italy’s avalanche hotel one week after the disaster

AS IT HAPPENED: Rescuers race to pull survivors from avalanche rubble
Italy

AS IT HAPPENED: Rescuers race to pull survivors from avalanche rubble

AS IT HAPPENED: Three bodies recovered, more feared dead at avalanche-struck hotel
Italy

AS IT HAPPENED: Three bodies recovered, more feared dead at avalanche-struck hotel

300-year-old Valais hotel destroyed by fire
Switzerland

300-year-old Valais hotel destroyed by fire

Hotel maids in Spain rebel against low salaries
Spain

Hotel maids in Spain rebel against low salaries

Fifa to close loss-making museum after only 8 months
Switzerland

Fifa to close loss-making museum after only 8 months

Stockholm hotel apologies for hosting right-wing gala
Sweden

Stockholm hotel apologies for hosting right-wing gala

Malware used to spy on Iran talks in Geneva
Switzerland

Malware used to spy on Iran talks in Geneva

Zurich restaurateur named chef of the year
Switzerland

Zurich restaurateur named chef of the year

Hotel lands internet hit with outdoor pool video
Switzerland

Hotel lands internet hit with outdoor pool video

Paris luxury hotel told to pay up after guest molests cleaner
France

Paris luxury hotel told to pay up after guest molests cleaner

In pictures: Inside the latest Swiss luxury hotel
Switzerland

In pictures: Inside the latest Swiss luxury hotel

Italian hotel chain gives therapy to Pokémon fanatics
Italy

Italian hotel chain gives therapy to Pokémon fanatics

Luxury Berlin hotel denies erasing Israel from phonebook
Germany

Luxury Berlin hotel denies erasing Israel from phonebook

Paris Ritz hotel to open after four-year makeover
France

Paris Ritz hotel to open after four-year makeover

‘Don’t mention the shower!’ Cleese thrashes Sweden hotel
Sweden

‘Don’t mention the shower!’ Cleese thrashes Sweden hotel

Austrian innovation in the hotel industry
Austria

Austrian innovation in the hotel industry

Lucerne hotel worker tied up by armed robbers
Switzerland

Lucerne hotel worker tied up by armed robbers

Woman calls police after finding own husband in bed
Germany

Woman calls police after finding own husband in bed

How Switzerland shaped London’s youngest hotelier
Switzerland

How Switzerland shaped London’s youngest hotelier

Liberté, egalité, infidelité? The French boom in ‘daycations’
France

Liberté, egalité, infidelité? The French boom in ‘daycations’

Hunt for sapphire snatched in Milan takes mysterious turn
Italy

Hunt for sapphire snatched in Milan takes mysterious turn

Paris Ritz hotel hit by blaze weeks before grand reopening
France

Paris Ritz hotel hit by blaze weeks before grand reopening

Bacon back in Norway hotels after huge uproar
Norway

Bacon back in Norway hotels after huge uproar

Bacon back in Swedish hotels after huge uproar
Sweden

Bacon back in Swedish hotels after huge uproar

Swedish hotels ban bacon from breakfasts
Sweden

Swedish hotels ban bacon from breakfasts

Norway hotel chain bans bacon from breakfast
Norway

Norway hotel chain bans bacon from breakfast

IN IMAGES: ‘Water wheel hotel’ planned for Paris
France

IN IMAGES: ‘Water wheel hotel’ planned for Paris

Swedish lifestyle pulls in record foreign tourists
Sweden

Swedish lifestyle pulls in record foreign tourists

Five cosy hotel bars in Sweden’s cool capital
Sweden

Five cosy hotel bars in Sweden’s cool capital

Australian man falls from Rome hotel window
Italy

Australian man falls from Rome hotel window

Swiss hotel accuses Il Volo of trashing rooms

Swiss hotel accuses Il Volo of trashing rooms

Qatar firm snaps up Rome historic hotel
Italy

Qatar firm snaps up Rome historic hotel

Five of the most crazily cool hotels in France
France

Five of the most crazily cool hotels in France

Palace of Versailles could soon open a hotel
France

Palace of Versailles could soon open a hotel

Madrid’s Ritz to get more glitz in Saudi makeover
Spain

Madrid’s Ritz to get more glitz in Saudi makeover

‘World’s worst hotel’ set for demolition
Switzerland

‘World’s worst hotel’ set for demolition

Costa Brava beaches closed over shark fears
Spain

Costa Brava beaches closed over shark fears

Spanish hotel claims police too slow to arrive
Spain

Spanish hotel claims police too slow to arrive

Copenhagen Zoo animals are too fat
Denmark

Copenhagen Zoo animals are too fat

Have you seen Scandi hotel king’s ski blunder?

Have you seen Scandi hotel king’s ski blunder?

Denmark gets its first mobile hotel
Denmark

Denmark gets its first mobile hotel

Italian among victims in Kabul hotel attack
Italy

Italian among victims in Kabul hotel attack

Probe after teen falls to death on Expo trip
Italy

Probe after teen falls to death on Expo trip

Sweden hotels win Booking.com price row
Sweden

Sweden hotels win Booking.com price row

Italy’s hoteliers win price war against Booking.com
Italy

Italy’s hoteliers win price war against Booking.com

‘Italy’s probably the worst place for business’
Italy

‘Italy’s probably the worst place for business’

Denmark sees major boom in overnight stays
Denmark

Denmark sees major boom in overnight stays

Italian hotel named best in world for families
Italy

Italian hotel named best in world for families

Turin hotel boss secretly filmed guests
Italy

Turin hotel boss secretly filmed guests

Chinese tourism giant in French budget hotel deal
France

Chinese tourism giant in French budget hotel deal

Independent lists EU’s top six ski hotels
Austria

Independent lists EU’s top six ski hotels

Paris: Luxury hotel staff strike for better pay
France

Paris: Luxury hotel staff strike for better pay

Robbers in zoro-masks target wealthy US couple
France

Robbers in zoro-masks target wealthy US couple

Fury as French hotel tax set for fivefold increase
France

Fury as French hotel tax set for fivefold increase

Firm to buy posh Paris hotel to woo Chinese
France

Firm to buy posh Paris hotel to woo Chinese

Treviso hotel guests evacuated after fire
Italy

Treviso hotel guests evacuated after fire

Intern barred from hotel over headscarf
Italy

Intern barred from hotel over headscarf

Munich to get ‘Tetris cube’ hotel
Germany

Munich to get ‘Tetris cube’ hotel

Germany’s tallest hotel planned for Berlin
Germany

Germany’s tallest hotel planned for Berlin

VIDEO: Luxury ski resort burns to the ground
Spain

VIDEO: Luxury ski resort burns to the ground

Lampedusa has the best beach in the world
Italy

Lampedusa has the best beach in the world

A countryside retreat that defies Swedish ‘lagom’
Sweden

A countryside retreat that defies Swedish ‘lagom’

A theatre and hotel – yours for €750,000
Germany

A theatre and hotel – yours for €750,000

Italy’s pampered pets get their own hotel
Italy

Italy’s pampered pets get their own hotel

Business brief: hotel.info – 210,000 hotels worldwide
Germany

Business brief: hotel.info – 210,000 hotels worldwide

Thief returns Munich hotel loot 40 years later
Germany

Thief returns Munich hotel loot 40 years later

Coalition considers retracting tax break for hotels
Germany

Coalition considers retracting tax break for hotels

FDP dismisses donation accusations
Germany

FDP dismisses donation accusations

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Sweden

Hotel workers get million kronor tip

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Sweden

Luxury hotel in pattern theft row

Swedish tourism remains strong
Sweden

Swedish tourism remains strong

Arson suspected in hotel inferno
Sweden

Arson suspected in hotel inferno

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Sweden

Suspect denies involvement in Eskilstuna hotel fire

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Sweden

Stockholm hotel featured on 2010 ‘hotlist’

Stockholm hotel slammed for sex toys
Sweden

Stockholm hotel slammed for sex toys

New cash registers boost Swede hospitality sector
Sweden

New cash registers boost Swede hospitality sector

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Sweden

Swedish employers want good-looking staff: study

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Sweden

Fancy hotel set to rile posh neighbours

‘Fake’ hotel in Swedish resort advertised online
Sweden

‘Fake’ hotel in Swedish resort advertised online

Failed prank leaves hotel worker trapped in bed
Sweden

Failed prank leaves hotel worker trapped in bed

Stockholm tourists stung in taxi-fare battle
Sweden

Stockholm tourists stung in taxi-fare battle

Stockholm hotel lets guests ‘pay’ with art
Sweden

Stockholm hotel lets guests ‘pay’ with art

Ikea to open 100 budget hotels across Europe
Sweden

Ikea to open 100 budget hotels across Europe

Ikea and Marriott launch budget hotel chain
Sweden

Ikea and Marriott launch budget hotel chain

Hotel owner trapped in lift for four days
Sweden

Hotel owner trapped in lift for four days

Nordic hotel chain bans porn due to ‘trafficking’
Sweden

Nordic hotel chain bans porn due to ‘trafficking’

No visitors in ten years for Swedish tourist spot
Sweden

No visitors in ten years for Swedish tourist spot

Gay couple ‘insulted’ while on Sicilian holiday
Italy

Gay couple ‘insulted’ while on Sicilian holiday

Spanish tourism minister holidays at illegal hotel
Spain

Spanish tourism minister holidays at illegal hotel

Woman tumbles from Bergen hotel window
Norway

Woman tumbles from Bergen hotel window

Qatar ‘vows to’ restore fire-hit Paris landmark
France

Qatar ‘vows to’ restore fire-hit Paris landmark

Fifty crisis-hit families to get free holidays
Spain

Fifty crisis-hit families to get free holidays

Hotel bans ‘annoying’ Down syndrome kids
Spain

Hotel bans ‘annoying’ Down syndrome kids

Fire forces evacuation at futuristic Neuchâtel hotel
Switzerland

Fire forces evacuation at futuristic Neuchâtel hotel

400-year-old Paris Ritz artwork sold for €1.44m
France

400-year-old Paris Ritz artwork sold for €1.44m

‘400-year-old painting’ found in Paris Ritz
France

‘400-year-old painting’ found in Paris Ritz

Scowling hotel boss wins sacking payout
France

Scowling hotel boss wins sacking payout

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Switzerland

Euro crisis causes Swiss hotel slump

Pay-what-you-like hotels in Fribourg
Switzerland

Pay-what-you-like hotels in Fribourg

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France

Paris Ritz shuts down for massive refurb

Refugees face death threats at Italian hotel
Italy

Refugees face death threats at Italian hotel

Cops slammed for death of Stockholm rape victim
Sweden

Cops slammed for death of Stockholm rape victim

Man arrested in Swedish hotel murder probe
Sweden

Man arrested in Swedish hotel murder probe

Suspected murder at Stockholm hotel
Sweden

Suspected murder at Stockholm hotel