The Peninsula Paris
What We Love
- Located in a classic 19th-century Haussmann building
- Six dining and drinking venues, including a show-stopping rooftop restaurant with Eiffel Tower views
- The 19,000-square-foot spa and 65-foot-pool are generous for Paris
- The 16th Arrondissement is one of the city’s most romantic neighborhoods
- Chauffeured vehicles include a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, a fleet of BMW 7 Series sedans and several Mini Coopers
What To Know
- The property made its long-awaited arrival in April 2015
- The hotel’s awesome offers — like rooftop morning fitness classes — can be pricey but are worth it
- Kids are welcome and well-catered-to with fun activities and entertainment
- 200 spectacular rooms are decked out in tasteful color schemes of cream and gray, accented with lashings of marble, wood paneling and gold leaf
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
After six years of building breathless buzz, this posh property on Paris’s swanky Avenue Kléber finally opened its gilded doors to the world in April 2015. The look is classic fin-de-siècle Parisian architecture, with mansard roofs, ornate stonework and sweeping views from terraces of some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. This late 19th-century Haussmann building, which once housed one of Paris’s “grands hotels,” is now home to 200 spectacular rooms decked out in tasteful color schemes of cream and gray, accented with lashings of marble, wood paneling and gold leaf. Head to the rooftop L’Oiseau restaurant, located beneath a glass atrium on the sixth floor, for truly breathtaking views of the skyline (yep, that’s the Eiffel Tower just over there). After a day out seeing the town — preferably from the plush back seat of one of the hotel’s chauffeured vehicles, which include a 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, a fleet of BMW 7 Series sedans and several Mini Coopers — relax and recharge in the spa with a city detox facial or deep muscle massage followed by a dip in the 65-foot pool.
In the Area
Forget your bohemian Left Bank leanings for the time being: you’re on the Rive Droite now, so make the most of your tony surrounds. Skip the crowds jostling for a glimpse of the Mona Lisa and instead sign up for a fascinating “Treasure Hunt” of the Louvre with THATLou, during which you’ll search for various clues around the museum, each tailored to a specific theme. Next, get thee to the sweet-smelling Ex Nihilo, a fancy purveyor of perfumes, candles and other delicious things on Rue St. Honoré — they’ll even let you customize your very own scent. Bypass the lines at perpetually mobbed Le Chateaubriand — star chef Iñaki Aizpitarte’s award-winning nouveau bistro on Ave de Parmentier — for his more casual sister restaurant Le Dauphin next door, where you’ll get a taste of tapas Paris-style.
How to Get There
The property is in a class by itself, grand foyer, modern and updated rooms, large closets and bathrooms as well as modern technologies. However, what separates this from any other Parisian property we've stayed is the kindness and professionalism of the staff. Top to bottom, everyone is helpful and of the highest standards. The concierge team knows the insides of getting you the best tables, and the valets are at the top of their game (try the Rolls house car for dinner! gets you noticed for sure...). The pool if stunning and the gym first rate. The location is a little out of the main vibe of Paris, but that has its plusses and minuses. With kids, I might stay lower down toward the Louvre. That said, loved, loved, loved the hotel...can't go wrong.
Whenever I travel if there is a Peninsula in the country it will always be my first choice. I feel at home and always brings this unique Asian hospitality in their service. I’ve stayed on their other properties in HK, Chicago, NY, Manila and Beijing and I always leave content and happy. From the airport pickup to check in until they drop you off the airport everything is smooth. Their concierge service amazing, like they could read your mind and takes care of all your needs while in Paris. Their restaurant on the top level is breathtaking with a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower. This property is a few steps away from The Arc. A well equipped fitness center as well as a decent size pool at the ground level. I visited a week before fashion week so I’m glad I missed all the chaos and commotions from it. Indeed you get what you pay for in style and true luxury.
The bars and restaurants are so wonderful. The bar on the first floor makes the more inventive cocktails, you must try them. The views from the dinning room are fabulous and so is the food. The service is nice as well.
Stayed here for one night with a friend and whilst my friends room wasn't ready on time mine was fantastic. The room, bathroom and dressing room was of a very high standard that you would expect from this hotel group.
The reception and concierge desks were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
Great bar staff and good selection of drinks.
The only negative side was the breakfast, I had Eggs Benedict and the eggs were overcooked and not much seasoning on the sauce so maybe feed that back to the kitchen.
All in all a nice stay and I will be back
This hotel was wonderful just perfect. The location is excellent. Managemenet and staff are very helpful and you felt they genuinely liked their job. The spa was very good. Bar was busy and fun. Great cocktail selection. Cant wait to return.