What are David Bouley’s favorite hotels?
In Paris, when I want to celebrate, I love Le Bristol Hotel — if I’m there on vacation. The Hyatt Regency in Kyoto is a great place.
I used to stay at places like Hotel Costes. But now it is too busy. I usually I try to find hotels that are just on the edge of opening and go there before the crowds. Ones that are prolific and personal but quiet. I love Le Bristol because the hotel could be full and you’ll never see anyone there. Now they have a really wonderful spa — La Prairie is a very ambitious spa.