The Peninsula Paris Is Still Under Wraps
There are many reasons why we are pretty excited about the upcoming opening of The Peninsula Paris. It will be the first European venture of the luxury group, and if the renovation efforts over in Hong Kong are anything to go by, accommodations should come with a technology and amenity overload.
Its arrival will see it go head to head with fellow Asians and relative newcomers Shangri-La and Mandarin Oriental, as well as all sorts of longstanding competition that is upping its game. First shots last year showed a monumental building (the former Hotel Majestic) on one of the city’s fancy avenues, proudly displaying giant Peninsula advertisements, yet shrouded under construction covers.
Just over twelve months on, unfortunately much of the hotel is still under wraps, with only a sliver of the back being visible. While opening is still set as a Q4 2013, the subject to change that comes right after has us wondering whether we will still be stepping inside Peninsula Paris this year.
The current state of the building also suggests that completion is still a while away, even though evaluating that from the outside is always a little difficult. What little we can see of the hotel keeps us wanting to know more though, with a beautiful warm beige/ochre limestone exterior starting to appear, and a rough outline of the hotel’s footprint showing what looks like a courtyard set up, like so many other palace hotels.
We’re waiting to get our hands on some more details for you, so the minute we have those, you’ll be reading about it here.
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter]