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The six-year long, $596 million renovation of the 1908 Majestic Hotel, in recent decades used as government offices, has captivated Paris at a time when two of its grand palace hotels, The Ritz and The Crillon, are closed for renovations. The Peninsula Paris is the best new hotel of the year.
Perfectly situated at 19 Avenue Kléber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula sits in the heart of Paris within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts.
It is the first European hotel in the Peninsula group, which has nine other hotels in Asia and the United States, including the landmark Peninsula Hong Kong. It’s also the latest hotel in the “Asian Invasion” of Paris, after the opening of the Shangri-la Paris and the Mandarin Oriental, both flagship hotels that pulled out all the stops.
The Peninsula Paris is located in a late 19th century classic Haussmanian building, which first opened as one of Paris’s most luxurious “grands hotels” in 1908. Steeped in history, the property has been meticulously restored and discreetly modernised with the ultimate in 21st century convenience.
Six years in the making, some of France’s finest artisans were hand-picked to undertake this stunning restoration. From the building façade to interior elements including fine marble, rich wood panelling and gold leaf finishing, the result is the ultimate in French craftsmanship.
Baccarat crystal is featured throughout the hotel, including the chandeliers in the Lobby Lounge, where English and French afternoon tea is served. The silverware is by Christofle, the tableware specially created by Bernardaud.
The plane leaf is a design theme appearing throughout the hotel. From the plane trees lining Avenue Kléber, guests are led on a journey commencing with the stunning “Dancing Leaves” installation of 800 hand-blown crystal leaves in the Lobby created by the Lasvit crystal atelier in the Czech Republic, while the motif continues on the bronze elevator doors and crystal panels in the rooms.
The Peninsula houses 200 luxurious rooms, including 34 suites, which are among the most spectacular in the city.
Inspired by Paris’ rich heritage and fashion chic, all rooms and suites are styled in soft tones of grey and cream accented with high-gloss lacquered furnishings and detailing to accentuate a sense of luxury and space.
Designed for the modern luxury traveler, guest rooms are among the largest in Paris and feature state-of-the-art technology. Every room offers an apartment-like layout with sitting area, separate walk-in dressing room with spacious luggage space and thoughtfully designed dressing table, while advanced technology maximizes guest personalization and conveniences.
Furniture in the rooms and suites has been exclusively created for The Peninsula Paris by some of the world’s top designers, including chairs and ottomans by Rosello and sofas and bedframes by Laval – both French companies - while writing desks and bedside tables are by Austrian designer Robert Wolte, coffee tables from Cassina in Italy and carpets by Tai Ping.
Located on the sixth floor of the hotel and serving up stunning views over Paris’ most iconic monuments, complete with a retractable roof, is one of Paris’ most stunning and unusual restaurants.
With a stunning interior inspired by the drama of Chinese and French opera, LiLi presents authentic Cantonese cuisine prepared by award-winning Hong Kong chefs. Gastronomic highlights include refined dim sum and sophisticated seasonal dishes. LiLi also specialises in Chinese tea, serving over 20 types of leaves.
The Lobby Restaurant
This former grand dining room has been meticulously restored to reflect the glory of the Belle Epoque era. It is the perfect setting to experience The Peninsula’s famed Afternoon Tea, accompanied by the soothing notes of a jazz trio.
The Peninsula Spa offers guests a deeply personalised spa experience over 1,800 square meters of the ultimate in luxury and tranquility.
The menu of Oriental, Holistic and European-inspired treatments transport the guests to an oasis of calm where a 20-metre indoor pool, hammam-style relaxation rooms complete with dry saunas and aromatic steam showers, and lavish treatment rooms await.
SEE... Paris’ most iconic monuments while having lunch at L'Oiseau Blanc Restaurant;
HEAR... about the Paris Peace Accords, negotiated by Henry Kissinger and bringing the Vietnam War to a close, who were signed in 1973 in the salon which is today Le Bar Kléber.
TASTE...the authentic Cantonese cuisine at LiLi Restaurant, prepared by award-winning Hong Kong chefs;
TOUCH... the hotel’s exterior façade which alone employed the talents of 40 skilled stonemasons to restore the 10,000 sq m area with its elaborate carved stone flowers, bows and ribbons;
SMELL...the aromatic signature treatments from the spa;