Le Royal Monceau — Raffles Paris - Hotel Review
Indulgence in the City of Lights
The newly renovated entrance of Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris
the Arc de Triomphe on the very elegant Avenue Hoche,
just steps away from the Champs-Élysées,
Monceau - Raffles Paris is perfectly located in the city's business
and luxury district. Elegance and refinement have
been the standard ever since this property opened
in 1928. In 2010, it reopened after a two and a half year transformation, including an interior designed by the ubiquitous Phillippe Starck. It continues to combine the tranquility of a private
home with the sophistication of a palace. You will
love this peaceful haven where quiet and calm reign
and the illustrious guest list has included Sir
Winston Churchill, General Eisenhower, Robert De
Niro, Charles Aznavour and Madonna.
you enter Le Grand Salon, or the lobby, you are sure to admire the
soft drapes set against rigid architecture, the monumental staircase enhanced by mirrors and Le Royal Monceau's candelabra collection, gathered together like a palace of crystal. When the
hotel was renovated, new suites were created,
each one unique, including Lifestyle, Parisian and Royal Monceau suites, as well as three apartments and two Presidential suites. Rooms open onto the hotel's flower-filled
garden or onto the Avenue Hoche. A little secret:
the rooms overlooking the charming flowered patio
are the most sought after by the hotel's habitués.
A suite at Le Royal Monceau
relaxation in a luxury environment, don't miss The Spa My Blend by Clarins (formerly Les Fermes), set to open this summer.
Bathed in natural light and built around an interior
garden and swimming pool, it was the first of its
kind in the city and set the standard for other
Parisian hotels. The best way to appreciate this
state-of-the-art facility is to experience all that
it offers: pool, hammams, sauna, exercise classes,
cardio/fitness room, lounge bar and more.
You can also enjoy massage, exfoliation, Vichy showers and personalized skincare.
The Royal Monceau will please your palate at one
of its on-site restaurants. For a cozy atmosphere
and experience, Il Carpaccio offers Italian delights from Roberto Rispoli, from Toscano, under the direction of executive chef Laurent André. The newest addition, La Cuisine, is a cathedral-like French restaurant with the feeling of a family dining room.
stay at the Royal Monceau would not be complete
without having a drink at the Le Bar Long, a favorite
rendezvous spot. And if you are looking for a place
to hold an event, the hotel can accommodate groups in three modular reception rooms. Elegantly
decorated, they include the most sophisticated communications
Go behind the scenes of La Cuisine restaurant! Watch our exclusive interview with chef des cuisines Laurent André.
• See more with a member of the Pierre Hermé team making a mille-feuille.
Going to France? Check our guide.
*Photos by Phillippe Garcia