After much speculation as to where soccer star David Beckham will rest his head every night in Paris, it seems the newest player for Paris Saint-Germain has chosen the luxury Hotel Bristol, a five-star property that sits along one of the ritziest streets in the city.
According to French news radio outlet RTL, Beckham will be housed in the largest suite at the hotel at a cost of an estimated â‚¬17,000 a night. The celebrity's hotel bill will be footed by his new team for the next five months.
At 322 square meters, the four-room Imperial Suite includes a sitting room, two bedrooms, and a dining area that overlooks the hotel's French garden and can seat 12 people.
Beckham will get ready for his games in a bathroom made of pink Aurora marble, which features a steam shower and bath.
The hotel also boasts a triple Michelin-starred restaurant -- Epicure helmed by chef Eric Frechon. The gastronomic experience, meanwhile, comes in at astronomic prices for many, with the exclusion of superstar athletes with a bevy of endorsement deals.
A first course of crispy asparagus velouté or sauce, light zabaglione and black truffle ice cream, for instance, will set you back â‚¬95, while macaroni and cheese with black truffle, artichoke, duck foie gras and mature Parmesan cheese costs â‚¬92.
Were it open, Beckham may have chosen to stay at the Ritz Paris, a favorite of wife Victoria. The hotel is closed for two years for an unprecedented renovation and is slated to reopen in 2014.
This story was posted on Thu, February 14, 2013
More HeadlinesKim K., Kanye antics delay flight
Prince William, Kate jet off for Mustique babymoon
'Bachelor' brings ladies to Banff National Park
Is David Beckham Paris' latest tourist draw?
David Bowie back in London, England exhibition