For those clutching their pearls, worrying that the renovations will change their beloved Ritz, don’t worry. It’s still the same old place—just much, much better.
Hong Kong–based Peninsula Hotels has made its first European foray with the opening of Peninsula Paris at 19 Avenue Kléber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe.
No. 1, Place Vendôme. Located at this prestigious address in the midst of the finest landmarks of Paris—the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens, and Sainte-Chapelle—is Hôtel de Vendôme, a discreet jewel of a palace.
Hotel Plaza Athénée opened in 1911, at 25 Avenue Montaigne, at the same time as its neighbour, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées. It was not long before the hotel, situated so perfectly, became a Parisian hot spot.