The Peninsula Paris - Avenue des portugaisUnveiled on 1 August 2014, The Peninsula Hotels made its grand entrance into Europe with The Peninsula Paris, setting spectacular new standards in design, luxury and comfort. The century-old classic building was meticulously restored and modernised to create the latest example of Peninsula excellence. With its spectacular terraces, gardens and skyline views, The Peninsula offers the finest accommodation, dining and service, standing majestically at the very heart of the city in a quintessentially Parisian location.

History

The property is a late 19th century classic French-style building, which first opened in 1908 as one of Paris’ most famous “grands hotels”, and enjoyed 30 years hosting the rich and famous, the titled and tycoons, together with leading lights in the world of the arts, literature and music during the “Belle Epoque” and “Années Folles”, when Paris was at the height of its creativity and glamour.

Historical highlights include George Gershwin composing “An American in Paris” while staying at the hotel in 1928, while the Paris Peace Accords, negotiated by Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, which brought the Vietnam War to a close, were signed in 1973 in the hotel.

A Grand Entrance

The Lobby is at the heart of every Peninsula hotel and at The Peninsula Paris, the Avenue Kléber entrance leads to the traditional grand Peninsula Lobby with its meticulously restored soaring curved ceilings, magnificent drapery, marble floors and contemporary furnishings, and which offers all-day dining and the celebrated Peninsula Afternoon Tea. Meanwhile the hotel’s main entrance on Avenue des Portugais is designed for arrival by car, with direct access to the hotel’s own underground car park. A bespoke hand-blown Lasvit chandelier featuring a cascade of 800 crystal “leaves” – a modern take on the plane trees lining Avenue Kléber – creates a luxurious sense of arrival in this second lobby area.

penninsula-bedroomGuestrooms and Suites

Rising six storeys above Avenue Kléber, The Peninsula houses 200 luxurious rooms, including 34 sumptuous suites, with five featuring their own private rooftop gardens with spectacular views over Paris. Designed with the modern luxury traveller in mind, The Peninsula Paris guestrooms are among the largest in the city and the most technologically advanced in the world. In addition to the bedroom area, living room and bathroom, each room offers a self-contained dressing room and walk-in closet, including a seated dressing table, the signature Peninsula valet box for discreet pick-up and delivery of laundry, dry-cleaning and polished shoes, a large electronic safe, a luggage rack for two suitcases, internet radio, weather display panel and a nail dryer.

Restaurants and Bars

The Peninsula Paris boasts a collection of six dining venues offering a combination of the very best of France and The Peninsula – The Lobby, LiLi Chinese restaurant, La Terrasse Kléber, L’Oiseau Blanc rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace, Le Bar and Le Lounge Kléber – a bar and a cigar lounge respectively – together with a range of meeting rooms, unique theme and terrace venues and a ballroom. Luxuriously appointed at the heart of the hotel, the signature classic and elegant Lobby – a feature of every Peninsula hotel around the world – serves breakfast, lunch, the famed Peninsula Afternoon Tea, dinner and light snacks, and is a true celebration of sophistication.

For further information, please contact: Ms Anne-Sophie Bonnisseau
Director of Communications
The Peninsula Paris
19 avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 1 5812 6605
Fax: +33 1 5812 9999
E-mail: annesophiebonnisseau@peninsula.com
Website: www.peninsula.com/paris

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