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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My Fiancee and I stayed at the Peninsula for a week. Each day we spent at the hotel was fantastic. The concierge service is phenomenal, especially Maxence who went over the top to make our trip the best one ever. We will definitely return to the Peninsula every year we are in Paris. I highly recommend this hotel. You will not regret it !
This is a luxury hotel in the smart 16th district.Situated in a quiet corner but only five minutes from the arc de triumph.The bar serves a good lunch menu and has outside dining when the weather is good.
We came back after 4 months and stayed again for 2 nights. Nothing changed.....Great staff, very large, clean and high tech rooms, excellent breakfast and superb service. Add to that, the great location and you get a perfect package. we decided that this will be our permanent address at Paris, and we can hardly wait to our next visit there.