Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris is a luxury hotel which offers a prestigious and practical location, just
steps away from the Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe and Faubourg Saint Honoré luxury shopping district. But
that’s not all. In June 2008 it was renovated under the direction of renowned French designer Philippe Starck.
Philippe Starck made it the most exciting luxury hotel in the City of Lights, combining Parisian Chic with relaxed sophistication. Imbued with the original spirit of the 1930s when it first opened, this contemporary masterpiece features 149 spacious rooms and suites, with three outstanding Presidential Suites.
In Le Royal Monceau, Philippe Starck has created a classic. Two years after possibly the wildest ‘demolition party’ in history, Paris’ newest palace hotel is THE place to stay.
The luxe-chic interiors are the grandest we’ve seen but it’s somehow magically NOT over the top. It works in Paris; it really works wonderfully.
And Le Royal Monceau hotel knows a thing or two about art: it’s got a gallery, a 99-seat cinema, art-book shop and a dedicated and an exclusive service of art concierge, as well as a private art collection. Starck gave it a decadent, modern decor: exposed brickwork, plush carpets and iron railings. Plus: the all-white, Starck-designed spa is the city’s biggest, and has a hammam, laconium room and sauna.
In the words of Philippe Starck “Le Royal Monceau has nothing to do once again, with the architecture or the decoration, it has to do with an exploration. The exploration of what is, of what should, of what could be the French spirit. Our strengths, our faults, that poetry, that romanticism, that reflection, those high-level critical spirits that kill or that qualify.”
“The creation of a mental space in a place that replaces decoration; where there’s the mind instead of aesthetics, literature instead of style. Creating a full space; of a life, of a memory, of a passage as if the air were vibrated by music, as if the air was palpable because of a perfume, as if the air of a room became legible through the evocation of the spirit of a person who lived there and who would have left his souvenirs, his gifts, his memoirs.” Philippe Starck
Colourful and wonderfully sophisticated, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris is the epitome of Parisian vibrancy and elegance, both timeless and of its time, an oasis for the well-travelled and one of the world’s great hotels.
Le Royal Monceau is a true inspiration for hospitality projects and a stunning place to stay when visiting Paris.