The Peninsula Paris to open August 1

The lobby of The Peninsula Paris, the new luxury hotel opening in the French capital August 1. (All...

The lobby of The Peninsula Paris, the new luxury hotel opening in the French capital August 1. (All rights reserved)


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Postponed several times, the opening of the Hong Kong-based hotel group's first property in Europe will finally take place this summer. Luxury will be in the air at the new high-end hotel, which has every intention of overshadowing the most prestigious addresses in the French capital.

Located within a historic building dating from 1908, the Peninsula Paris promises to combine authentic Parisian charm with modern style.

Marble floors, high ceilings and elegant drapery set the tone in the lobby, which is furnished in a modern style. Guests on foot can walk into the hotel through this entrance on the Avenue Kléber in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.

Those arriving by car will enter the hotel directly through the other entrance on the Avenue des Portugais, where they will find an enormous chandelier that was custom-made by the prestigious Lasvit workshop. The hand-blown work of art is adorned with several leaf-shaped crystal pendants. A stone installation from Bhutan completes the ensemble.

Elegance will be the byword for the decoration of the hotel's 200 rooms. Grey and beige tones, high ceilings, marble-lined bathrooms and sophisticated lighting will contribute to an ambiance of refinement. Works of contemporary art by international artists will adorn the walls.

Five of the 34 suites will have private rooftop terraces with fantastic views over the city.

Foodies will have access to gourmet dishes at all hours thanks to the hotel's six restaurants, most of which will serve French cuisine and one of which, the Lili, will feature Chinese dishes. At L'Oiseau Blanc, diners seated on the terrace will enjoy a 360° view of Paris during their meals.

Guests at the Peninsula Paris can take advantage of a spa with treatments from the luxury brand ESPA, as well as a gym and indoor pool. Among other high-end services, the hotel will also give guests the opportunity to rent a green Rolls-Royce Phantom II limousine dating from 1934 or two MINI Clubman cars.

A night at this new reference in the world of luxury accommodations starts at about €695.

Slated to open on August 1, the Peninsula Paris will be the hotel group's first property in Europe. A new hotel is slated to open in London at a later date.