A modern-day Parisian palace

After six years of restoration, The Peninsula Paris has finally opened in a stunningly beautiful 19th-century building in the heart of the city.

EDGAR staff August 5, 2014

When we think of Paris, we think style, sophistication, luxury and elegance, and the newly opened Peninsula Paris has all of those qualities in spades.

It is the Hong Kong-based hotel chain's first foray into Europe and they can't be accused of playing it safe, as the hotel is the result of one of the most ambitious restoration projects we've ever seen.

A late 19th-centruy Haussmanian building, which first opened as one of Paris's most luxurious grand hotels in 1908, has been thoroughly renovated by some of France's finest artisans over a period of six years.

The result is a building steeped in history, filled with luxurious marble, rich wood panelling and gold leaf detailing, yet finished to flawless modern standards.

The hotel, which houses 200 rooms including 34 luxurious suites, is located just steps away from some of the city's most famous landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and the Louvre.

It boasts an expansive spa that stretches over 1,800 metres and features a large indoor pool, hammam-style relaxation rooms, saunas, steam rooms and private treatment rooms.

And if you like your food and drink then there aren't many better places than this, as the hotel plays host to two restaurants (Oriental and classic French), as well as an outdoor terrace, a bar and a cigar lounge.

Details: The Peninsula Paris is open now. Visit Paris.peninsula.com