The Peninsula — Paris, France
We’ve been looking forward to the launch of The Peninsula Paris ever since the hotel group announced, six years ago, that it was going to make its European debut. Located a short walk away from the Arc de Triomphe, the 200-room property occupies a century-old building, which was previously the Hotel Majestic – one of the city’s grande dames. Both the façade and the interior has been meticulously restored by local craftsmen, and the hotel now comprises six dining areas, including a rooftop restaurant with views of the Eiffel Tower, a 22m indoor swimming pool and a lobby featuring a bespoke Lasvit chandelier made up of 800 individual hand-blown crystal leaves. With its own dedicated in-house technology team, The Peninsula Paris can safely say it has the world’s most technologically customised rooms, where everything – from laundry collection to bathroom ambience – can be controlled at the touch of a button.