The Peninsula Paris9:44 PM
While I was in Paris, i had a chance to visit and dine in one of the most famous and luxurious Parisian hotels, The Peninsula. Originally opened as the Majestic hotel in 1908, it was briefly the seat of Unesco and later an international congress centre. The Peninsula Paris occupies an entire block near the Arc de Triomphe, and is still doing its best to persuade you it is really Versailles with its glamorous interior and exterior. The location is perfect, The Champs-Elysées is around the corner and the avenue Montaigne couture stores. I loved the shine of the hotel and rooms with polished marble floors, a glass leaf chandelier that floats in the reception area, high-end boutiques and vast hallways. The sculpted stone facade and neo-classical panelling, mosaics, murals and gilding of ground-floor reception rooms have been meticulously restored by skilled craftsmen, new spaces opened up, roof terraces created, and three levels of basement excavated for staff quarters, spa, indoor pool and car park (the Peninsula owns 1934 vintage Rolls Royce and customised Mini Clubman for rides around the city). The dining is incredible! They have 7 different restaurants and bars in the hotel. We had an opportunity to visit all of them and dine in the famous Le Lobby restaurant. Cuisine type is french and international. I loved how this former grand dining room has been meticulously restored to reflect the glory of the Belle Epoque era. The Peninsula is aiming at the high end of high (the Peninsula Suite costs from €25,000/£19,600). Check out the photos below and the next outfit post from this very hotel!