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.
Michelin-starred cuisine, pastries and cinema
In terms of cuisine, this establishment offers the gastronomic Italian restaurant Il Carpaccio, run by chef Rémi Van Peteghem and awarded a Michelin star in 2017. La Cuisine, renowned for its brunch, shows off the cakes and pastries of the hotel’s pastry chef Pierre Hermé, while Matsuhisa Paris is the first French address of illustrious Japanese chef Nobu. The Bar Long serves cocktails, drinks and light meals. The hotel also offers a 99-seat cinema room – a first – three conference rooms, an exclusive private cigar club, a business centre and a boutique by jeweller Mauboussin.
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.