France, Paris

Raffles Le Royal Monceau, Paris – EAT

June 21, 2015

Such a cool, eccentric hotel!  Interior designer and architect Philip Starck has cleverly thought out the ‘look’ behind this arty hotel.  Its quirky and fun and bordering on slightly surreal, it still retains the highest standard of luxury.  Some may think it a bit OTT – and it’s certainly not for those who want a traditional Parisian hotel – but I loved it.  The bathrooms are covered with so many mirrors you don’t know where to look.  Starck’s signature chandeliers hang everywhere.

le royal monceau

The best bit was their main restaurant and bar, with mismatched colourful glasses all bought at a flea market, huge pieces of art of the walls and wonderful waiters.  For normal people who can’t afford to stay here (sadly), come here for their weekend brunch instead.  The buffet offers everything you want.  The puddings are all made by Pierre Herme.  It will be a treat as it doesn’t come cheap, but utterly worth it.


Raffles Le Royal Monceau

37 Avenue Hoche

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