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Looking into The Peninsula Paris, with the first official pictures

May 26, 2014 | Parisian Eye
The lobby terrace entrance
Last
November, I had the privilege to stay at The Peninsula Beverly Hills – an unforgettable experience…
One
of the most expected hotel openings of the year in the city of lights, The
Peninsula Paris will be the first property of the group in Europe. Today, I am happy to share the first and only official pictures available – as well as details about the upcoming hotel !
Located
just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées in the heart of
the elegant 16th arrondissement, the century-old classic building has been
meticulously restored and modernised to create the latest example of Peninsula
excellence. 

An artisan at work at The Peninsula Paris

I last visited the building a couple of years ago, when it was known as the Hotel Majestic: it had spacious public areas, expansive rooftop and street level terraces that I am very much looking forward to re-discover with the Peninsula touch (especially the L’Oiseau Blanc rooftop restaurant)…


An artisan at work at The Peninsula Paris

With interiors designed by Henry Leung of Hong Kong-based Chhada Siembieda & Associates Ltd and the architectural restoration spearheaded by Richard Martinet of Affine architecture & interior design, the building has been meticulously restored by teams of French master craftsmen, using traditional techniques in use for hundreds of years with the aim of preserving the heritage, authenticity and spirit of the building. The first official known facts about the hotel are the following: 

The lobby
The Avenue Kléber entrance will lead to the traditional Peninsula Lobby with its meticulously restored soaring curved ceilings, magnificent drapery, marble floors and contemporary furnishings.

The 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 crystal “leaves” – a modern take on the plane trees lining Avenue Kléber – and a massive stone installation from Bhutan create a luxurious sense of arrival in this second lobby area.
In total, The Peninsula Paris will offer no less than six dining venues: The Lobby, Lili Chinese restaurant, the Kléber Terrace, the Kléber Bar, the cigar lounge and L’Oiseau Blanc rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace with 360° views over Paris.
The façade of The Peninsula Paris overlooking the Arc de Triomphe

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