Opened in 1908, Paris’s Hotel Majestic was one of the city’s premier addresses, known as much for its glamorous belle epoque facade as for its parade of famous guests (among them James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, and George Gershwin). This August, the landmark hotel on avenue Kléber rejoined the ranks of Parisian palaces when it reopened as the Peninsula Paris (peninsula.com).
Following more than four years of renovations to the magnificent structure, the new hotel features 200 rooms and 34 suites, each adorned with a curated collection of custom artwork and bespoke furnishings. Gilt-edged moldings retain the aristocratic grandeur of the Majestic, while details such as black-marble bathtubs and proprietary in-room tablet technology add modern luxuries.
Patrons of the Peninsula can enjoy sweeping city views from the rooftop bar and restaurant, L’Oiseau Blanc, or from one of Paris’s largest outdoor verandas at the Kléber Terrace. When guests are ready to explore the City of Light, the Peninsula’s fleet of vehicles—which includes a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom, 10 BMWs, and two Mini Coopers—is at the ready.