Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris has embodied Parisian elegance and glamour since its opening in the late 1920’s. Recently this luxury bolthole underwent an artistic revolution, and has now become a haven for the cultural elite. Curl up in one of the hotel’s 149 historically inspired rooms and suites by night and fuss over the hotel’s numerous renowned pieces of art by day.
Set in the heart of this romantic city, you really have no excuse not to fully immerse yourself in Parisian culture. You’re just moments away from the Arc du Triomphe, and from there you can saunter down the Champs Elysees (labelled ‘the most beautiful avenue in the world’) in your Christian Louboutins. Being in the city center, arriving at this bolthole isn’t difficult either. Just a simple 45 minute journey will take you to Charles de Gaulle airport and from there you’re away.
The hotel rooms and suites, inspired by the 1940’s and 50’s, are drenched in history and provide a narrative of their own that guests are encouraged to discover. All of the artwork, acoustic guitars and unique objects to be found play their part in the room’s unique story. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to type of suites, but whether it’s the ‘artistic studio room’ made to resemble an artists’ gallery or the ‘Parisian suite’ representative of a Parisian apartment, you’re guaranteed top-notch luxury and style.
Why We Like it
Being in Paris, it would be criminal not to mention the food. But as much as we’ve gone crazy for the pastries made by the ‘Picasso of Pastry’ himself (we really did mean it when we said everything was stooped in artistic charm) and the delectable authentic French cuisine, we just can’t stop thinking about the spa ‘My Blend’ by Clarins… After a fully customized treatment and complimentary two week supply of product, et voila, you’re ready for your close up.