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
Fantastic venue for something very special and only a short distance from L'Arc de Triomphe. Food and wine exquisite and the service is as expected of the very best of Paris. We were a group of 8 and none came away disappointed. Most taking photos of the food they were served and the venue.
Most welcoming hotel. Vicash was excellent, looked after us , very helpful and accommodating. He showed us the best places to visit in Paris.
Hotel was near most attractions, we walked from there to Champs Elysee and many good restaurants nearby.
We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel
Last Saturday, my partner David and I had our wedding at your hotel. Now on our honeymoon, we are reflecting on the weekend and we would like to thank the Peninsula Paris for making it very special.
What may be just another event for your hotel was a very unique life event for us and we immensely appreciate that the Peninsula Paris did everything to make us feel special. Our expectations were exceeded (which is not easy to do) and you helped us organize an event that many of our guests declared “the best wedding they have ever been to”. From the simple request to have our bow ties tied to putting us to the Historic Suite for our special night (which blew our mind!), everything was perfect!
We are aware that this was a team effort and we will never know every member of the team. If there is a way to share our appreciation with the team, please do so. For us, two people represented your team and were “faces” of the Peninsula Paris.
Justine Silvant at the front desk was extremely welcoming and pleasant to deal with. Not only she remembered us from our site visit back in March but she made us feel like at home. While Justine was there serving other guests, she really made us feel like there was no one else and nothing was more important than our wedding!
Esther Bekono was our event manager and someone we leaned on fully. Special thanks go to her for her tireless effort to make our event amazing, tailored to our specific requirements and for running it smoothly. We spent months communicating with Esther and fine tunning every detail of the wedding with her. She has always been very professional, easy to deal with and pleasant. I dare to say we became friends through the planning process. Esther was there to run our event, she took care of everything and made sure we focused on enjoying ourselves and our guests. Just when we thought she had left the hotel, she showed up at 2am to ensure everything was still running well.
We tried to think if there was anything that needed improvement but we couldn’t really think of anything. The event was perfect thanks to Esther, Justine and the whole team. The only one thing our guests commented on, and which we are sharing as feedback for consideration, is that the outdoor areas attached to Rotunda could have been used better for the cocktail hour and mingling if there was one less of the large fern trees which would allow more people in the area.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for making our day special. We loved the hotel before our wedding (which is why we picked it for the event) but you now have two lifetime fans and promoters of the Peninsula Paris. We left with a lot of great memories and we will be back for our one year anniversary next year!
With best regards,
Ales Rudisar and David Klinker