The Penin­sula

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

PARIS From the vast pri­vate rooftop gar­den of the Katara Suite it’s im­pos­si­ble to for­get where you are, with such his­toric land­marks as the Arc de Tri­om­phe, the eif­fel Tower and notre Dame pep­per­ing the view. The Penin­sula has its own in­trigu­ing history. As the Ma­jes­tic ho­tel, it was where ge­orge gersh­win wrote An Amer­i­can in Paris in 1928, and in 1973 it was the lo­ca­tion for the sign­ing of the Paris Peace Ac­cords, mark­ing the end of us in­volve­ment in the Viet­nam War. The at­ten­tion to de­tail in the 2,000sqft suite, which has the op­tion of adding a sec­ond bed­room, is be­fit­ting of the world’s most ro­man­tic city. The un­der­stated art deco vibe is punc­tu­ated by pieces of mod­ern art and there’s a strik­ing red sculp­ture by nathalie Decoster on the bal­cony. Creams, greys and blacks make up the sooth­ing pal­ette, and gi­ant win­dows flood the rooms with that spe­cial Parisian light. The suite’s chauf­feur­driven Mini Cooper—dressed in Penin­sula green, of course—is on hand for out­ings to the chicest bou­tiques, bars and restau­rants. paris.penin­sula.com

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