<< Back to Robb Report, January 2013

Private Preview 2013: The Peninsula Paris

  • Jennifer Ryan

For its inaugural property in Europe, the Hong Kong–based Peninsula Hotels has taken on a century-old Beaux-Arts building located steps from the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The 16th-arrondissement structure once housed the Hotel Majestic and, after 1946, the Preparatory Commission for UNESCO, which reallocated bedrooms as secretarial offices and bathrooms as areas for assistants (who reportedly used the bathtubs as filing cabinets). Scheduled to open late this year, the Peninsula Paris promises a more efficient—and refined—use of space. Though architects were forbidden to alter the heritage building’s exterior, they are reconfiguring and restoring the interior to create a contemporary hotel that will be powered by the same proprietary room technology found at Peninsula’s nine properties across Asia and the United States. Further specifics about the rooms—and restaurants, spa, and other amenities—will remain under wraps until closer to the hotel’s opening date. The Peninsula Paris,+852.2926.2888, www.peninsula.com

This article was originally published in the January 2013 issue of Robb Report. Click here to read more articles from this issue.

Read Next Article >>
Highlights included hunting for white truffles and a private Brunello Cucinelli cashmere experience…
Highlights included heli-fishing excursions and Malbec tastings…
The guided rides will take guests through some of the Dolomites’ most challenging and scenic...
Lavish beach villas take shape at three Caribbean resorts. Mayan Marvels: Set where the jungle...
Highlights include private tours of the Franck Muller and DeWitt watchmaking facilities...
 Daniel Bayer
Aspen: The Rocky Mountain ski town is garnering attention as a destination with A-list design...
These incredible winter vacation homes offer myriad luxuries and easy access to the some of the...
Migratory jet-setters have a new swanky destination in Uruguay…
Just in time for winter, Robb Report has compiled a list of the top ski resorts on the planet…
Get a shave and a trim followed by a fine cigar and libation…