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The twelve prestigious avenues that fan out from the Arc de Triomphe are some of Paris’ poshest, offering many of the city’s finest restaurants, boutiques and accommodations. One of the fabulous avenues – Avenue Kleber – is home to the Peninsula Paris – a Parisian landmark in its own right. The hotel is positively unmistakable with its grand, haute couture-inspired facade – not to mention the fact that it dominates an entire block. With interiors as glamorous as its exterior, the hotel is supremely luxurious and perfectly placed for exploring the city – whether you’re visiting the Champs-Élysées or the Dior flagship store.
Within a glamorous white marble lobby, 800 crystal leaves appear to be floating in midair. Upon closer inspection, you’ll see the near-invisible chords that suspend them, creating an enchanting art installation that immediately draws the eye. Beyond, the ultra-luxe lobby boasts regal high-backed chairs, fresh flowers and a beautiful sweeping staircase.
Rooms reflect the lobby’s crisp elegance set in soothing tones of grey, cream and beige with dark wooden accents. Contemporary furnishings are understated yet elegant, and thoughtful decor feels both upscale and artsy. They’re delightfully spacious (with the suites being positively vast), as are the opulent marble bathrooms (where you’ll find deep, spa-like tubs). Pooches are welcomed warmly (and are given cosy dog beds and blankets customised with their names upon arrival), and all accommodations are quite well-appointed – expect fabulous touches ranging from daily fruit platters to nail dryers in the bathroom.
If you’d rather not do your own nails, head downstairs; the hotel boasts Paris’ largest luxury hotel spa – a vast, comforting oasis of warmth and wellness. Take a yoga or aquabike class, or visit the colourful, well-equipped fitness centre. Even non-runners might find themselves compelled to take a personal trainer-led jog which will take them aside the Eiffel Tower.
The dreamy L’Oiseau Blanc (“the White Bird”) is the hotel’s show-stopping rooftop restaurant. Inspired by the legacy of French Aviation, it has spectacular panoramic views of the Parisian skyline. There, a brasserie-style menu changes weekly, and everything is superbly fresh. Have afternoon tea among the palms in the impossibly chic Le Lobby or an upscale Cantonese meal at the elegant LiLi. To wind down the evening (or to start it), visit the gilded Le Bar Kléber for a nightcap or return to the rooftop terrace to watch the sunset with a glass of champagne in hand.
How to get here
35 minutes by road from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
200 rooms & suites