The Suite Life: The $29,485-a-Night Suite at the Peninsula Paris
The Digs: The Peninsula Suite at the The Peninsula, Paris
Size: 3,423 square feet
Price: $29,485 per night
The Skinny: When the Peninsula Paris opened last year, it became an Instant Classic, thanks to an incredible four-year restoration of everything from the gilding to the trompe l'oeil frescoes. At the rooftop terrace and restaurant, beef tartar with mint and braised veal are bested only by views of the Eiffel Tower. The most spectacular space, however, is the Haussmann-style Peninsula Suite, which occupies part of the first floor—known during the era as the noble floor—and is the largest one-room suite in the city. Here, guests enjoy a glamorous reception room with a grand piano, double marble bathrooms stocked with full-size Hermè products, a dining room with seating for 10 (and, if you're feeling hands-on, a fully-equipped kitchen), and a bedroom with tablets that control every aspect of the room (lighting, temperature, music) in 11 different languages. Custom silks and brocades by Prelle and Baccarat chandeliers up the luxe factor.
The Backstory: Before the hotel was a Peninsula, it was the iconic Hotel Majestic, which counted Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, and George Gershwin as some of its most famous guests. Once again, the lavish property is luring VIP's and dignitaries such as Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld, Gigi Hadid, Justin Bieber, Mario Testino, Yaffa Assouline, Jean-Roch, and Jessie Ware, who have all graced the property for one fête or another. The Peninsula Suite's bulletproof windows and butler service are major draws for the bourgeoisie.
Pro Tip: When you book The Peninsula Suite—or any one of ultra-high-end suites—you can upgrade your stay with the Theme Suite Experience. Guests will get hours of chaufferred-driving in a Mini Cooper S Clubman, and the choice of a city tour by day or night in a Rolls-Royce, a three-course dinner for two prepared en suite, airport transfers for two, an afternoon tea presented by the pastry chef (and a behind-the-scenes tour of the pastry kitchen) an hour-long couples massage, or a fitness workout with a personal coach.
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