Meet Heliot, Hotel Castille, Paris, France
MEET THE CAT : HELIOT
Heliot is one lucky cat who calls one of the most desired postcodes in Paris his home. Nearly five years ago, the Castille Paris team from Starhotels Collezione, decided that a hotel wasn't a hotel without a cat, (we totally agree!), and found a Chartreux to watch over the property. After a few weeks of transition to his new hotel environment, Heliot has made the 5-star hotel his kingdom and has adapted to life as the hotel mascot. His working life in the hotel is equally divided by long naps, chair warming duties and fooleries. Staff agree that having Heliot around gives this hotel a “home away home” feeling and customers are more than happy to make a new furry friend during their stay.
Although Heliot is always happy to be cuddled, he also loves to joke. When he was a kitten he didn't hesitate to climb on the reception desk to greet new guests. He's also known for flopping on the floor in front of staff and demanding instant pats. (That's what humans are for, right?) If you can't jump on a plane to cuddle Heliot right away, you can follow his adventures online at Instagram at @hotelcastille with the hastag #heliotfromthecastille.
SLEEPING QUARTERS AND FACILITIES
Hotel Castille by Starhotels Collezione is a a 5-star iconic boutique hotel in central Paris, a perfect starting point to explore the romantic capital. There's 108 beautiful rooms combining Parisian haute couture and a touch of Italian chic to choose from during your stay. Every detail at Castille has been lovingly restored to exude the opulence of its 18th century glory days, yet still retaining a Parisian flair. Rooms range from stunning suites to double rooms and apartments. If you don't fancy staying then you can still visit this iconic property for a meal at or an afternoon drink in the bar. L'Assaggio restaurant offers an exquisite menu of the best Mediterranean flavours, with a Florentine courtyard for outdoor dinners, where you might even spy Heliot during his patrol.
WHY VISIT PARIS?
Ohhhh we could dedicate this whole website with the reasons you should visit Paris, but then we'd have no room left for cats! A trip to Paris is a must on your bucket list. From the world's greatest gallery, The Lourve, to stunning churches like Saint Chapelle, Notre Damn and Sacre Coeur, and add a splash of Eiffel Tower, there's many sights to see. Having time to wander the romantic streets and gardens and stop for a coffee or a drink and take in the ambiance is a must. You can triple your cat time here too, as there's also a cat cafe (coming soon) , and Agatha from Shakespeare & Co to visit!
HOW TO MEET HELIOT
Hotel Castille is located at 33-37 Rue Cambon Paris 75001 France. (T: +33 (0) 1 44 58 44 58) Rooms start at $512 AUD in low season for a double. Please check the current deals and rates for this property via their website.
This property can also be booked via Booking.Com by clicking here.
Image and information credit Hotel Castille and James Mills
Hotel Castille, Paris, France