The Westin Paris has a superb location in the center of Paris and is surrounded by famous landmarks. It is situated on rue de Castiglione, just off the Place Vendôme, next to the Place de la Concorde and immediately opposite the spectacular Tuileries Gardens. It is truly in the heart of the cultural, financial, business and shopping areas with both the Louvre and the Champs-Elysées just a few minutes away. The hotel originally opened its doors in 1878. Over the years, it has been renovated and restored many times, most recently in 2008. The building forms a five-story quadrilateral, surrounded by four streets: the rue de Castiglione, in which the main entrance is to be found, the rue de Rivoli, the rue du Mont-Thabor and the rue Rouget-de-Lisle. On the rue de Castiglione and the rue de Rivoli, it is surrounded by arcades, which shelter elegant shops.