The Peninsula Hotels makes its grand entrance into Europe with the opening of The Peninsula Paris in August 2014. The Peninsula Paris is located just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées in the heart of the elegant 16th arrondissement, within walking distance to some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts
The magnificent heritage building dates from 1908, when it was opened as the Hotel Majestic – one of Paris’ most iconic “grands hotels”. 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 bringing the Vietnam War to a close, were signed in 1973 in the salon which is today Le Bar Kléber. The building has been meticulously restored by teams of French master craftsmen, utilising traditional techniques in use for hundreds of years with the aim of preserving the heritage, authenticity and spirit of the building
Guests arrive in true Parisian style with two grand Lobby entrances – the Avenue Kléber entrance leads to the traditional 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.
The Peninsula Paris has 200 luxurious rooms, including 34 sumptuous suites, with five featuring their own private rooftop gardens with spectacular views over Paris. Hotel’s limousine fleet includes signature Peninsula-green Rolls-Royce, a magnificent vintage 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II and two MINI Clubman vehicles. Hotel also has its own underground car park for 50 cars.