Paris: iconic, romantic and eternal city for the fans of history, art, luxury and fashion.
Unfortunately, the City of Lights has recently been the scene of horrific terrorist attacks, but doesn’t want to lose its tourist appeal, its charm and its lifestyle. To sleep in Paris, solutions that combine history, luxury, modernity and location are many.
The Peninsula has always been synonymous of glamour and elegance, a luxury hotel chain that just over a year ago has opened its first hotel in Europe, in Paris. Located in the heart of the city, on the famous Avenue Kléber, really close to the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula Paris is formally known as Hotel Majestic, an historic hotel which opened in 1908, and later became home of some government offices and then again refuge during the First World War. In World War II it served as the seat of the German military command in France and in 1944 played a key role in the deportation of Jews in Paris. In 2008 the French government sold the building to the Qatari Diar company and in 2014 it reopened as The Peninsula Hotel with an architectural design by Richard Martinet Affine of Architecture and Interior Design, interiors by the Hong Kong based Studio Chhada Siembieda & Assicuates Ltd.
Compared to large luxury chains like Park Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons, The Peninsula is a group with few facilities, 10 properties that allow high standards and top quality. The flagship, in Hong Kong, has often been rated as the best hotel in the world.
Distinctive features of The Peninsula Paris are the high ceilings, the Haussmann architecture, the elegant furniture and furnishings created by the best French craftsmen, all combined with an incredible and modern technology. The rooms are 200, 34 of which are suites; wonderful the options for lunch or dinner in the beautiful City of lights: the French and international restaurant The Lobby, the Cantonese Lili, the international Kléber Terrace and of course the amazing room service. The highlight of The Peninsula Paris are 1,800 mq of Spa, luxuriously furnished space that allows the guest of the Hotel to refresh and revitalize body and mind. Another feature of the hotel are the cars available to get around town or to the airport.
The Four Seasons Hotel George V redefines the concept of luxury in the City of Lights, a hotel built in 1928 that boasts 244 luxurious rooms, a fine dining and a valuable art collection. The hotel is characterized by its private terraces, its beautiful tapestries and its location close to the Champs-Elysées.
Hotel Plaza Athenee has opened just over a year ago following a partial restoration that has integrated additional buildings to create six new rooms, eight suites, a ballroom and two spaces for events. Located on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne, a few steps from the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River, the Hotel Plaza Athenee is characterized by its charm and its pleasant atmosphere.
The surrealist artist Salvador Dali was a regular visitor, Le Meurice offers rooms and suites tastefully furnished and decorated in Louis XVI style, with fine Italian marble bathrooms. The restaurant Le Meurice has one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world overlooking the Tuileries garden, offering an extraordinary and refined French cuisine.
Strongly linked to the cultural and social life of Paris, the Ritz Paris reopens with its landscapes, its suites and its living room, the Ritz rediscovers its unique atmosphere and its unique art de vivre.
The Hotel de Crillon is about to celebrate a new era, after a restoration inspired by its bright past. The hotel, opened in 1758, is a masterpiece of architecture of the 18th century and the work of restructuring will improve its majesty and elegance.
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