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Honeymoon Hotspot: Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris

  |   By Alison McGill
Entrace to Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris.

I've told you about my trips to New York and London now let me tell you about  Paris. One of the world’s most romantic destinations, Paris is a dream honeymoon locale for so many reasons. The food. The shopping. The history. The art. *Le sigh.* Post-Royal Wedding, I took my own honeymoon hopping the Eurostar to Paris where I stayed a few days at what is currently the city’s chicest hotel: Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris. Opened in October 2010, this masterpiece of a hotel featuring interiors designed by Phillippe Starck must be seen and experienced to be believed. The hotel is centrally situated (some of the hotel’s 149 rooms offer views of the neighbouring Arc-de-Triomphe) is quite literally a feast for the senses. Art can be found in every nook and cranny from the commissioned plate collection in La Cuisine resto, to unique pieces in each guest room, all of which feature floor to ceiling mirrored walls, a Starck trademark.

Inside La Cuisine resto.

Other luxe touches: a handmade guitar in every room, the Spa My Blend by Clarins complete with indoor pool, a cigar bar, an art concierge, an in-house art gallery and in-house movie theatre. Il Carpaccio restaurant is another treat. Intimate and very Parisienne in feel, the menu here is actually 100% Italian inspired including a menu of classic dessert treats like tiaramisu, panna cotta and gelati re-interpreted by renown pastry chef Pierre Hermé.

How amazing is this guestroom at Raffles Paris?! DIVINE!

Allow me to get back to the guestrooms for a minute though. They are very unique because the bed in each room is essentially situated in the middle of the room, on an angle where the first light of the day will hit. I have to say this was quite honestly the most heavenly hotel bed I have ever experience with it’s whisper light duvet, feather bed and fine French linens. Le Royal Monceau is definitely a sweet-treat of a hotel that comes with a luxury price-tag but if you can swing a stay for your honeymoon in Paris, I guarantee it will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

This article was originally published on May 30, 2011
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