Fast facts from The Penin­sula Paris

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The Paris Peace Ac­cords, which ended US mil­i­tary in­volve­ment in the Viet­nam War, were ne­go­ti­ated by Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho here in 1973

Five of the 20th cen­tury’s great­est artists had din­ner to­gether here in 1922: writ­ers James Joyce and Mar­cel Proust, painter Pablo Pi­casso, chore­og­ra­pher Sergei Di­aghilev and com­poser Igor Stravin­sky

The four-year ren­o­va­tion re­quired 40,000 sheets of gold leaf, 1,000 in­di­vid­ual pieces of wood, hand­made “fish scale” slate roof tiles and 20 stone­ma­sons to work on the façade

Schwartz and Meurer, the company that con­structed the Eif­fel Tower, cre­ated the ho­tel’s or­na­men­tal stair­case

The ho­tel’s car fleet in­cludes a 1934 Rolls-royce Phan­tom II, a 2014 Roll­sRoyce Phan­tom EWB, two Mini Cooper S Club­mans and 10 BMW 7-Se­ries lim­ou­sines

In-room con­trols, in­clud­ing the lights, awnings, heat­ing and TV, are op­er­ated by two tablets that work in 11 dif­fer­ent lan­guages

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