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Peninsula Releases New Website and Lots More on Paris

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March 31, 2014 at 9:01 AM | by | ()

Earlier this month, we finally got our hands on a first guestroom image at the upcoming Peninsula Paris, having walked down Avenue Kléber many a time to see how the hotel was coming along from the outside.

The August 1 opening is still a little while away, but it looks like Peninsula is treating us to a whole range of additional imagery to pore over with the release of its new website. A video shows glimpses of craftsmen working on the restoration of the Beaux Arts building and shots of what the finished product will look like, including the glamorous – and almost spare – entrance lobby above.

The chandelier is a hand-blown Lasvit made of crystal ‘leaves’, referencing the trees lining the Avenue outside. We’re intrigued by the artwork underneath (it’s a stone installation from Bhutan), which looks to have a reflecting surface. From renderings of the restaurants and suites to rooftop views in the video, we patiently collected a few more impressions for you below.

This has to be Kléber terrace, with its glass and steel canopy overhead that we previously saw here. You can see the two stone lions guarding the entrance to the hotel on the right. It’s an extension from the Lobby on one side, and Chinese restaurant LiLi on the other, which means anything from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea, to light snacks and Cantonese cuisine is available.

The signature Peninsula Lobby – you find one in every Peninsula hotel – serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, and light snacks throughout the day.

We’ll assume this rendering is of Chinese restaurant LiLi, which has as its design theme “the combination of Chinese and Western Opera”, and will offer Cantonese food, including dim sum, and dishes from other regions of China.

The video includes a different angle of the guestroom, taken from the desk towards the sitting area, with one enormous TV inset in the wall. The wizzy tablet takes center stage too.

You don’t have to worry about something as gauche as seeing your suitcase inside the room – every one of the 200 rooms and suites comes with its own dressing area, probably not far off in size from the average, notoriously petite, Parisian hotel room.

Bathrooms mix dark and light marble, with separate soaker tubs and dual vanities. Amenities will be by Oscar de la Renta.

There are a total of 45 suites, including the Historic Suite, Katara Suite, and top-of-the-line Peninsula Suite, but we expect the five with their own rooftop garden to be the most popular.

The views from the roof are pretty spectacular, and the best place to take advantage of them – if you’re not staying in one of those suites - is from L’Oiseau Blanc, the French rooftop restaurant, bar, and terrace. We don’t have any images of that yet, but the heritage of French aviation theme (L’Oiseau Blanc is the plane that made one of the first attempts at crossing the Atlantic) has us intrigued.

Reservations aren’t open quite yet, but when they do, you’ll read about it here.

[All renderings and screengrabs via Peninsula.com]

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