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Le Royal Monceau in Paris Will Reopen on October 20 with a 'Starck' New Look

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  Site Where: 37 Avenue Hoch, Paris, France, 75008
September 27, 2010 at 2:44 PM | by | ()

Mon dieu, ces hotels Parisiens are going in for ze refurb at ze moment, non? If it’s not the Hotel Athenee or the Marais Bastille, it’s the Royal Monceau, which has been closed since June 2008 and is due to reopen on October 20.

Why have the works taken so long? Because, Mesdames et messieurs, they’ve been conducted by prolific hotel designer Philippe Starck no less. And because, to start the renovations, he threw a "demolition party" and invited his guests to destroy whatever they could destroy of the hotel.

The picture above is the only one the hotel has going right now, aside from this vague exterior shot below, but they’ve promised to find some more as the time goes on. In the mean time, we’re hoping the rooms – which come fitted with acoustic guitars, no less - really are fantastique, because opening rates start at €855/$1152. That does include breakfast, welcome cocktails and macarons, but still. Mon dieu!

If you can’t/won’t eat €100 worth of macarons and breakfast, the best available rate starts at €730 ($984). Also, the hotel will get a slight name change to Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris since it is technically a Raffles Hotel. Now you know.

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