With an important place given to art and culture, the palace Royal Monceau Raffles Paris stands out from its rivals. Reopened in October 2010 after a two-year, 100-million-euro refit, the hotel offers new up-scale facilities.
Now the property of the Qatari Diar realestate investment fund, the palace has 85 bedrooms, 61 suites and 3 presidential suites. Designer Philippe Starck has given a newlook to this luxury hotel opened in 1928 at 37, avenueHoche (8th). While respecting the spirit of the place,the famous French designer has put the emphasis on achic and trendy design to appeal to a more youthful clientele, in particular "millionaires in trainers" aged between 35 and 50.
To devise "the French spirit of today", 300 works of art have been used in the decoration of the hotel,which has an art gallery and a specialist book shop, but also an Art Concierge responsible for advising guests on the best exhibitions in the capital.
Cooking, patisserie and cinema
On the gastronomy scene, the establishment has several restaurants under the leadership of chef Laurent André : La Cuisine, Il Carpaccio and Le Bar Long. Pierre Hermé is in charge of patisserie.
The palace also offers a 99-seat cinema – a first – three conference rooms, a business centre and a fashion boutique titled Le Royal Eclaireur. Visitors looking for well-being will appreciate the
Spa My Blend by Clarins with its 23 m-long swimming pool, exclusive treatments and 1,500 m² of relaxation spaces. Le Royal Monceau Raffles really sets out to rejuvenate its guests with avant-garde and unique services. It is the first hotel of the Raffles Group in Europe.