As the renovation brainchild of coveted Philippe Starck, the Le Royal Monceau Raffles offers a luxurious Parisian stay like no other. Located in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods of Paris, the Raffles boasts French opulence and integrates the perfect blend of contemporary art and traditional elegance. Add your name alongside the esteemed list of guests that the Raffles has hosted. Icons from Winston Churchill to Walt Disney, Michael Jackson and even Beyoncé have all enjoyed a stay in the coveted palace.

Location

Why the Le Royal Monceau is one of the best places to stay for your trip to Paris?

An iconic palace located in the heart of the City of Lights, the Le Royal Monceau is the perfect oasis for travelers who desire to be in the thick of action; yet, crave peacefulness at the end of a long day. Peruse the luxurious Champs Élysées or take in the wondrous views from the pinnacle of the Arc de Triomphe, all which are just mere steps from your doorstep.

Key Facts

  • situated in a tranquil, upscale neighborhood in the centrally located 8th arrondissement, where cafés and shops are plentiful
  • Parc Monceau, with its legendary monuments and ruins, is a 10 minutes walk away and perfect for some family fun
  • just a 30 minutes drive from Charles de Gaulle Airport

What is special?

  • culture-savvy travelers will enjoy this prime location near historical sites and legendary museums that will allow you to take a step back in time   
  • indulge in the finer things Paris has to offer with high-end shopping at Champs Élysées and famous attractions, such as the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower just a stone’s throw away
  • the area is dotted with sidewalk cafés, perfect for a lunch date or getting lost in your latest book

What do the guests say?

  • tucked away on a quiet street, yet in walking distance to many attractions, guests find the Le Royal Monceau to be in an ideal location
  • guests are delighted by the surrounding scenery of the hotel, raving that it makes for the most romantic, post-dinner walks
  • views of the Arc de Triomphe from the balcony have guests swooning

Accommodation

What can I expect from the rooms at the hotel? Will I have a great view?

From studios to luxury suites, the Le Royal Monceau is the perfect mix of Parisian chic with an air of contemporary boldness and sophistication. You will feel like royalty as you retreat into your urban sanctuary where comfort is key. Plush beds with custom-made linens will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on a day of adventure.

Key Facts

  • 85 immaculate rooms, 64 suites, including 3 presidential suites, infused with art and the infamous Parisian spirit
  • all luxurious presidential suites feature 3 bedrooms, an in-suite gym, direct spa access as well as a private entrance on the remarkable avenue Hoche
  • walls in each of the rooms are adorned with artwork from the hotel’s private collection, continuing the artistic theme throughout the palace

What is special?

  • awarded the esteemed “Palace” distinction, a rating surpassing five stars, you can relish in luxurious comfort in your home away from home
  • plan your Parisian adventure from your 50’s-inspired room, where you’ll find a map showcasing the hotel designers’ favorite places
  • create your own art and express your creativity through music with an acoustic guitar provided in every room

What do the guests say?

  • guests are blown away by the kindness and genuine sincerity of the hotel staff, making them feel truly welcomed
  • guests can’t get enough of the spectacular views of the Arc de Triomphe from their beautiful balconies
  • highly recommended by a myriad of travelers – honeymooners, business travelers and families
  • guests feel like they are staying at a friend’s luxurious Parisian house and not a hotel

Pools & Spa

What amenities are offered at Raffles? Is there a place for pampering?

Nestle into the white cocoon of tranquility, known as Spa My Blend by Clarins, where you can let time slip away and indulge in a world of plenitude. With natural light pouring into the angelic space, you can’t help but feel a sense of calm. Release, relax, and rejuvenate with a sleep-inducing massage, or treat yourself to a luxe, revitalizing facial. This spa has guests raving that it is a must when staying at the Raffles.

Key Facts

  • a haven of tranquility spanning across 1,500 square meters, including a 23-meter pool, the longest pool in any Parisian hotel
  • Spa by My Blend Clarins features seven treatment rooms, hammam, eucalyptus-scented sauna, watsu pool, laconium room and an ice fountain
  • tailored skin-care treatments, specific to individual needs

What is special?

  • your personal beauty coach will conduct an in-depth skin analysis and customize a bespoke beauty treatment to make sure your skin is healthy and radiant
  • feel like you’re floating on a cloud with a My Blend facial, Clarins body treatment, or a massage making you feel fresh and energized after exploring the French capital
  • to ensure that your skin is at its best during your stay in Paris, each guest receives a two-week supply of personalized skin care products

What do the guests say?

  • guests dote on how relaxing the spa is and how it is the perfect remedy for combatting jet lag
  • spa-goers feel as though they are a world away at a spa retreat, not in the center of a bustling city
  • the snack, juice and herbal tea bar, next to the pool, is a big hit with guests

Culinary

What type of restaurants can be found at the Le Royal Monceau Raffles? Is there a variety to choose from?

As is everything else in this palatial paradise, the culinary experience, so too, is an art form. The Raffles offers three restaurants on-site. The Matsuhisa, a Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant where you will delight in signature Nobu creations, as well as contemporary dishes. Il Carpaccio offers Italian dining where you can also savor little sweet morsels of heaven – created by the “Picasso of Pastries” Pierre Hermé himself – that will blow your mind. La Cuisine serves up breakfast and brunch that is an absolute must.

Key Facts

  • the hotel offers three on-site restaurants and two bars, including a private cigar bar exclusively for members
  • have a refreshing drink at the on-site tonic and juice bar, where drinks are made with natural cleansing properties
  • only the freshest seasonal produce is used for every dish served

What is special?

  • put on your chef’s hat and learn from the master with a personalized introduction to Japanese cuisine from Matsuhisa himself, with exclusive hands-on sushi making classes
  • satiate your epicurean palette by indulging in a gourmet getaway at michelin-starred La Cuisine, and their not to be missed brunch, that will certainly tantalize your taste buds
  • in fine weather, the Terrace Garden is the perfect place to enjoy dining al fresco, soaking up Paris’ intoxicating atmosphere

What do the guests say?

  • as one of the top rated breakfast spots in Europe, guests insist breakfast at the La Cuisine is an absolute must
  • guests cannot get enough of the world famous Pierre Hermé-revered pastries, especially the delectable infamous macarons
  • guests appreciate the large selections of food, catering to all foodies, including vegetarians

Activities

What is there to see and do during my stay in the French capital?

The Le Royal Monceau is all about the arts. Whether you are a passionate art enthusiast or a casual admirer, there is a variety of activities to placate any and all interests. Stroll at your leisure through the Raffles’ art gallery, cozy up in the on-site cinema, or have a personal Art Concierge curate an unforgettable Parisian experience for you. You won’t be disappointed with any of those choices.

Key Facts

  • Art District, the in-house gallery, features over 300 works of art by contemporary artists, and an ever-revolving exhibition for guests’ viewing pleasure
  • shop at La Librairie des Arts, a contemporary art bookstore, that houses a collections of over 700 titles, limited edition books, and unique artifacts and gifts
  • Le Petit Royal offers fun, creative, and cultural activities for children during Saturday brunch

What is special?

  • the 99-seat luxe cinema hosts a champagne and gourmet popcorn viewing every Sunday for guests’ enjoyment and entertainment
  • work up a sweat and work off the macarons with a personal trainer in one of the four fitness rooms featuring state-of-the-art Technogym and Kinesis equipment, Thai boxing, pilates and yoga
  • satiate the art enthusiast in you with a first of its kind Art Concierge service that provides private tours and viewings, cultural activities for children, and advisory services
  • cigar aficionados can sink into the plush bespoke club chairs at Viñales Lounge, where you can exhale and unwind with spirits of your choice and a cigar from your private humidor

What do the guests say?

  • guests highly recommend taking advantage of the Concierge for things to do within the hotel, as well as in Paris in general
  • guests enjoy being able to maintain a fitness routine, even while traveling
  • the art gallery and shop are viewed as major attractions themselves, that all travelers should experience