New Palace Hotel Rating To Be Introduced

Raffles Royal MonceauLiving it up in Paris is set to become more accessible in the next 24 months with the introduction of four new luxury hotels in the French capital.

The first new hotel due to open its doors, is the Raffles Royal Monceau, which is expected to start welcoming hotel guests as early as 18 October 2010. The Raffles Royal Monceau is to offer a private library and art gallery to it’s paying guests, as well as a specialist concierge who will inform visitors of the very latest goings on in the capital’s art community.

December 2010 will see Le Shangri La Paris open it’s doors boasting some of the biggest rooms available in the city and unprecedented views of world famouse landmarks including the Eiffel Tower.

The 1930s Art Deco rooms of Le Mandarin Oriental are currently being transformed by interior designer Sybille de Margerie with the enclosed interior patio providing space for Michelin Star chef Thierry Marx’s first restaurant.

Summer 2012 will see the opening of Le Peninsula Paris, a property located in a former conference centre of the French foreign ministry that saw the peace treaty between the USA and North Vietnam signed in 1975, will play host to 200 rooms.

The introduction of these new luxury hotels means a new “Palace” label is set to be introduced by the Tourism Office. Awarded to only a handful of hotels which display “excellence, perfection, luxury and timelessness.”, they must also have “the ability to deliver luggage to rooms less than ten minutes after arriving”.

Only a fifth of the one hundred 5* hotels in France are due to receive this honour with the first official Palace Hotels being announced by Atout France by the end of 2010.

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