Clas­sic Hub of Steeped in his­tory, The Penin­sula Paris’ ideal lo­ca­tion in the Golden Tri­an­gle makes it the per­fect spot to stay in the French cap­i­tal

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The Penin­sula Paris ex­udes time­less style and hos­pi­tal­ity

EXEMPLIFYING PARIS’ HER­ITAGE AND ÉLAN in ev­ery as­pect, The Penin­sula Paris com­mands an ideal lo­ca­tion at the heart of the city’s Tri­an­gle d’or, with the iconic Arc de Tri­om­phe mere min­utes away, and sur­rounded by the me­trop­o­lis’ most chic eater­ies, fa­mous mu­se­ums and high-end shop­ping dis­tricts.

The Penin­sula Paris, lo­cated in a beau­ti­ful 19th-cen­tury Hauss­ma­nian build­ing that once hosted a Belle Epoque ho­tel, is re­plete with painstak­ingly re­con­structed pe­riod dé­cor, Art Deco fur­ni­ture and Art Nou­veau-in­spired fur­nish­ings – all com­min­gled with the lat­est in con­tem­po­rary of­fer­ings.

Hous­ing 200 rooms and 86 sump­tu­ous suites styled in cream and grey, the chic ho­tel com­bines the time­less and the modern to of­fer the best com­fort in the lap of lux­ury. This spec­tac­u­lar ho­tel is also home to no less than six eclec­tic res­tau­rants, promis­ing to sa­ti­ate the most dis­cern­ing palate. Le Lobby – a fix­ture at ev­ery Penin­sula ho­tel in the world – is the place to go for luxe in­ter­na­tional din­ing, and the clas­sic Af­ter­noon Tea, ac­com­pa­nied by a jazz trio, is not to be missed. Mean­while, La Ter­rasse Kléber rep­re­sents the crème de la crème of café so­ci­ety, of­fer­ing the best of Can­tonese cui­sine – all of it fea­tured on Paris’ largest en­closed ter­race.

For the ul­ti­mate in Chi­nese gas­tron­omy, head to Lili, helmed by Chef Ma Wing Tak and fea­tur­ing a se­lec­tion of authen­tic Chi­nese tea as well. L’oiseau Blanc, mean­while, is The Penin­sula Paris’ crown­ing glory. Helmed by Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Christophe Raoux, the

restau­rant of­fers up the best Parisian fare and boasts 360-de­gree views of the city and its most iconic mon­u­ments from its perch on the sixth floor.

East meets West

An­other key at­trac­tion at the ho­tel is the stun­ning Penin­sula Spa – the largest of its kind in Paris. Span­ning 1,800 square me­ters, this oa­sis of re­lax­ation brings to­gether the best of both cul­tures that the ho­tel em­bod­ies, com­bin­ing an­ces­tral Asian prac­tices and knowl­edge with the cel­e­brated French art of beauty.

Boast­ing six in­di­vid­ual treat­ment booths, two pri­vate suites, a 20-me­ter in­door pool, two vi­tal­ity pools, and saunas, ham­mams and ex­pe­ri­ence show­ers, the spa’s dé­cor and fur­nish­ings take in­spi­ra­tion from the East, fea­tur­ing a blend of wood, gran­ite and mar­ble.

Cre­ated in part­ner­ship with French-chi­nese lux­ury body care brand Cha Ling, the Penin­sula Spa of­fers tra­di­tional Chi­nese Qi Gong ex­er­cises and med­i­ta­tion les­sons, so guests can es­cape the hus­tle and bus­tle of modern life. Guests can also re­vive them­selves with a wide range of sig­na­ture treat­ments that fea­ture a blend of Asian, Euro­pean and Ayurvedic philoso­phies.

The French facet of the of­fer­ings com­prises fa­cial treat­ments and a spe­cial­ized body treat­ment cre­ated in part­ner­ship with Bi­ologique Recherche, a Haute Cou­ture cos­met­ics brand. The spa is also home to a ded­i­cated hair sa­lon, La Suite, which of­fers cut­ting-edge hair-strength­en­ing and scal­pre­bal­anc­ing treat­ments.

In ad­di­tion, the spa fea­tures re­lax­ation lounges and saunas – sep­a­rate for men and women – and state-of-the-art gym equip­ment.

Haute Suites

This up­scale Parisian land­mark also has the last word when it comes to stay­ing in com­fort. De­signer Henry Le­ung of Hong-kong-based Ch­hada Siem­bieda Le­ung and the de­sign team of The Penin­sula Ho­tel Group joined hands to craft metic­u­lously de­signed and re­stored theme suites at The Penin­sula Paris.

The aptly named His­toric Suite com­prises gilded paint­ings and dé­cor recre­ated by master French crafts­men from the ar­chives of the build­ing’s for­mer glory. Dot­ted with care­fully cu­rated art by in­ter­na­tional and French artists, the His­toric Suite boasts a pri­vate en­trance, spa­cious din­ing room with a stained-glass ceil­ing, a re­stored pe­riod mar­ble fire­place and a liv­ing room with a 3.5-me­ter-high ceil­ing – de­tails guar­an­teed to as­ton­ish and awe.

The Penin­sula Suite, mean­while, is the ho­tel’s largest suite. Pay­ing homage to the Hauss­ma­nian build­ing the ho­tel is housed in, this 318-square-me­ter suite’s high ceil­ings and large win­dows en­sure the space is bathed in light, while the creamy beige and gold tones, com­ple­mented by lush silks and bro­cades, Tai Ping car­pets and Bac­carat chan­de­liers, mean this is truly one deluxe ac­com­mo­da­tion amidst a plethora of sim­i­larly el­e­gant op­tions.

The suites at the Penin­sula Paris – like ev­ery room in the ho­tel – are also equipped with the lat­est in tech­nol­ogy, en­sur­ing the max­i­mum of com­fort and lux­ury in the stylish French cap­i­tal.

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