Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Parisian pleasure.

Almost 3 years of rigorous renovation. An inspiration from early 20th century stylistics. A translation into historic elegance, balanced perfectly with modernistic tones. A cultural retrospect that returns the term 'luxury' to its original definition.

Le Royal Monceau, the doors have finally reopened.

A Raffles hotel, The Royal Monceau has been totally reinvented by Mr. Philippe Starck. More importantly (in our humble view ;-) Pierre Herme, the undisputed master of macarons, was in charge of creating all the establishment's pastries, and other such sweet little things. Charmed? That we are.

The Royal Monceau also stands out through its strong artistic intention: aside from the stunning works of art by French and international artists throughout the hotel, there's a bookshop dedicated to contemporary art, fully equipped with a screen that allows for you to follow (in real time) news of all the top auctions.

The spa is by Clarins, and the pool, called ''41'', is the largest of any hotel in Paris. The bar, is just to die for, beautifully quaint (think Claridges in London) and curated by non other than Ms. Jeannette Calliva.

Onto the rooms. Oh, the rooms. As appreciators of the ''little, finer things'', we cannot help but melt at the oh so intricate, personal, thoughtful touches applied in each and every hotel room. Books, a guitar, traces of correspondence, a mix of furniture from different periods, and a map of Paris - with notes. Luxury, with human feel. Top Love.

If you'd like to book a table at the The Royal Monceau's exclusive bar, or find out more about the hotel's social activity, please email

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