16th arrondissement, Paris
The Peninsula Paris
An exclusive sanctuary with technological know-hows
What it is
A plush, classic hotel that doesn’t stint on modernity.
What it isn't
Subtle. Everything glistens and glows—but it never becomes gaudy.
What we think
The City of Light’s newest palace opened to great fanfare in 2014—and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Formery the Majestic, a Haussmann-era hotel where Gershwin wrote An American in Paris and Kissinger signed the 1973 Paris Peace Accords, it was gloriously transformed by a four-year, $580 million restoration by the Hong Kong–based Peninsula Group. Though the 19th-century elements (limestone carvings, gold-leaf ceilings, are glorious, what stands out are the supremely modern additions, from the rooftop restaurant L’Oiseau Blanc to the stunning chandelier of 800 crystal leaves in the lobby to the 200 gadget-filled rooms. Technology is woven discreetly and intelligently throughout the experience: A personal tablet and in-wall panels control everything from lighting to room service to valet requests. The 200 rooms are some of the city’s largest—enough room to include a foyer and a full walk-in closet with dressing table.
You're here because
You want 19th-century elegance but 21st-century technology.
Sitting in the dressing area of your room, you finish your nails in the built-in varnish dryer just as a light signals that your dress, freshly pressed, has been placed in the valet box.
On Avenue Kléber in the exclusive 16th arrondissement, one block from the Arc de Triomphe.
Restaraunts & Bars
L'Oiseau Blanc - Traditional French dishes with contemporary flair, bar and terrace.
LiLi - Cantonese cuisine and large Chinese tea selection.
The Lobby - French & International and The Peninsula’s famed Afternoon Tea.
The Kleber Terrace - One of Paris’ largest covered terraces, café society at its best.
The Bar Kléber - Offers a collection of cocktails, fine wines, Champagnes, spirits and international whiskies.
The Kleber Lounge - A lounge with an intimate atmosphere, ideal for relaxing and savouring a cigar over a drink.