A few minutes’ stroll from the Arc de Triomphe in the 16th arrondissement, the Peninsula Paris has opened its doors as the first property by the group to grace Europe. Formerly the site of the Majestic hotel, aÂ Unesco office, and an international congress center, the late 19th century Haussmanian building took four years to restore to its currentÂ grandeur. The process called upon the talents of craftsmen and skilled architects to repair crown molding, sculptures, and the building’s facade. The 200-bedroom hotel continues the signature elements that draw guests to its nine other propertiesÂ properties, like a fleet of luxury vehicles dressed in the hotel’s signature deep green and inventive in-room technology designed by a team of dedicated engineers. The hotel offers a traditional Cantonese restaurant, a nod to the chain’s Asian roots, and L’Oiseau Blanc, a rooftop restaurant designed by Fonderie GHM (the firm behind Paris’ famous metro entrances) with stunning views of the city including of the Eiffel Tower.
19, Avenue KlĂ©ber;Â 33-1/5812-2888; The Peninsula Paris; rooms from US$1,029