The luxury hotel group debuts in Europe
The Peninsula Hotels counting down the days until The Peninsula Paris opens on August 1, with the group making its debut in Europe with a property housed in a 19th century building that took four years to restore.
Since it first opened in 1908 the building housed a luxury hotel; was used as Unesco’s headquarters in 1946; and then became a conference centre for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1958 until 2009, when the Peninsula Hotels took over the building and began restoring it to its former glory.
The six-storey hotel features 200 rooms decorated in soft tones of grey and cream (right), equipped with touch-screen control tablets developed by the hotel group’s own IT team. All rooms come with free WiFi, phone calls and a valet box for laundry, dry cleaning and shoe polishing – a Peninsula signature.
Events space includes a Parisian-style ballroom with a spacious pre-function area and three smaller function rooms.