"Hippolyte published an advertisement in the Irish Times in 1925 saying: "Le Bristol, new hotel now open in Paris. 200 rooms, 160 bathrooms. Same management as the Jammet's restaurant in Dublin. Best attention reserved for Irish guests..."

The Parisian Hotel by Darius Whelan on Sunday Miscellany: Listen back to the full, Bastille Day infused programme of 11 July here