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The Royal Monceau, the ultimate meeting between luxury and culture

December 28, 2011
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Three years ago, the Royal Monceau hit the headlines as it auctioned off its entire furniture and looked for guests to participate in its demolition party. The fate of the hotel seemed to be sealed. Yet, in 2010, the hotel reopened after undergoing a massive transformation.

Philippe Stark redesigned the rooms and the lobby giving it a general impression of serenity and harmony. Sober pieces of furniture and soft lighting bring a cozy atmosphere to a place famous for promoting culture. In the lobby, an art library welcomes customers and guests have access to an exhibition hall and a movie theater. References  to culture are distilled here and there from books left in the rooms on bedside tables, words from famous poems engraved on lampshades or sculptures  displayed in the lobby. The hotel also gives an impression of intimacy, as if guests had been invited to a friend’s house.

The two restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars. “La Cuisine” serves classic dishes while “Il Carpaccio” is an Italian restaurant serving transalpine classics with a French twist. “Le Grand Salon” and “Le Bar Long” welcome guests for a coffee or a drink in a relaxing atmosphere. The hotel has 150 rooms, including 60 suites, and belongs to the Raffles group.

Royal Monceau – 37, avenue Hoche – 75008

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ceri permalink
    December 28, 2011 8:35 pm

    Love it : )

    • December 28, 2011 8:39 pm

      I’m impressed: just posted it and already a comment! Thanks!

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