Travel: The Peninsula, Paris

In the heart of Paris, a few blocks away from the iconic Champs Elysees resides the dreamiest stay, The Peninsula Paris. Boasting views of the glittering Eiffel Tower, the centrally located hotel makes for a luxurious home-away-from-home. Offering all guests a flexible check-in and check-out time, the hotel will welcome you no matter what time of day you are arriving or leaving, allowing you to make the most of your trip in the City of Lights.

The Peninsula Paris allows all guests to feel like Goldilocks; if you’d like a grand piano in your room, opt-in for The Peninsula Suite, if you can’t get enough of the Paris skyline, you can stay in the Rooftop Garden Suite. For everything in between, you have the Deluxe Room which is laced in mahogany wood, a marble bathroom, high ceilings and a breathtaking view of the courtyard, while the Historic Suite pay homages to the decor of the once-upon-a-time, Paris. A decor style that existed nearly a century ago, this suite was built by some of the best craftsmen in Paris, who went on to source and recreate symbolic motifs, materials, and decorations making your stay a historical journey.

The ethereal hotel offers plenty of rest and relaxation in its namesake spa. The Peninsula Spa is the largest wellness haven in the French capital, housing 1800m squared of treatments rooms, zen-nooks and plenty of space to find your calm amidst the city. The spa is an equal mix of Western aesthetics and Eastern beauty practices, offering and honoring ancestral Asian knowledge and treatments. The hotel also houses a gym, pool, and beauty salon which are all well-welcomed escapes after a busy day of sightseeing and falling in love with Paris.

When it comes to fine dining, no one does it better than the French, so it is no surprise that The Peninsula Hotel inhabits seven food and beverage options. From French International cuisine on La Terrasse Kleber, which offers drinks and snacks all day, to Cantonese food at LiLi, where you are instantly transported to Asia through each morsel. Additionally, there is the iconic L’Oiseau Blanc, which is placed on the 6th floor of the hotel and is encased in slanted glass windows, offering a breathtaking view of Paris, while serving fresh, seasonal dishes.

When you finally get the chance to leave the heavenly hotel, you can take advantage of The Peninsula Academy, which is an in-house expedition planner for you and your family and friends. The Academy allows guests access to some of the most unique and historical experiences around the city, the Academy will arrange tailor-made programs that will have the perfect balance of exploration and chill-time. Once you’re done discovering the sights, you’ll have the pleasure of calling The Peninsula Hotel, home for the night and retreating in one of the most coveted stays Paris has to offer.

About the Author

Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog (www.zenandthecity.net) Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji