Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc : A masterpiece Hotel on the French Riviera!

If you want to enjoy the vibe of the French Riviera yet prefer more secluded and exclusive accommodation, you’re going to love the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. About half an hour by car from Cannes and set on a gorgeous green peninsula known as Cap d’Antibes, the property has been one of the French Riviera’s finest for over 150 years. Set on a private bay that will impress any visitor, the hotel began its history with the European and the Russian aristocracy which coveted Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc as their summer getaway.

It is clear to see why the hotel is part of the Oetker Collection, whose properties “are true masterpieces located in the world’s most desirable destinations”. In this particular property, you’ll be welcomed by France’s luxuriously classical splendor along with the personal attention, yet with all the high-tech comforts and conveniences of the modern world. The rooms are designed in a classically elegant French theme, where fine fabrics with floral prints are juxtaposed against gorgeous sea views and verdant landscapes.

No effort has been spared on the culinary front, where Le Bristol Paris’s three-Michelin-starred chef Eric Frechon, also consulting chef at the hotel), teamed up with the property’s executive chef Arnaud Poette to present Mediterranean and Provençal cuisine with a modern take. You can sample the results at the one-star Michelin Louroc Restaurant, at the Eden Roc Grill and all across the property’s food and beverage outlets.

Here’s a little tip: the hotel’s legendary Cognac-based cocktail, Eden-Roc Splash, has been updated with a hint of raspberry and is a must for fine palates. Bar lovers will be spoiled for choice, whether it’s Bar La Rotonde indoors yet with gorgeous sunset views, the lobby’s Bar Bellini for its exquisite wines and tapa-like dishes, or the Eden-Roc Champagne Lounge by the sea where the choice of Champagnes – accompanied of course by sublime hors d’œuvres – will delight every amateur and connoisseur alike.

With gratitude, T.

The Peninsula -An Iconic hotel in Paris


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Everyone dreams of staying at the one and only Peninsula Paris one of the most iconic hotels in Paris, overlooking the Eiffel Tower , on Avenue Kléber , just a few minutes away from the Arc de Triomphe!

It is one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe, located in the most historic quarter of Paris, a 19th century Haussmanian building that hosted various important events during Europe’s history.  The Peninsula Paris, formerly known as the Hotel Majestic, opened its doors to the public in 1908 as a hotel and in 1937 became a governmental conference center.  In the mid- 20th century, it became the Nazi headquarters in Paris, during the city’s occupation in the World War II. Later on, during the early 70s, all discussions on the Vietnam War peace treaty were held there.

Numerous significant personalities have stayed there such as George Gershwin, Pablo Picasso, James Joyce and Marcel Proust. It has been said that Gershwin finished his famous  “An American in Paris” whilst staying there.

A couple of years ago, the Peninsula reinvented itself with a super makeover that cost over than half billion dollars! The result was astonishing, 200 rooms and 34 suites where contemporary luxury meets the latest technology!

Staying in one of the rooms or suites at the Peninsula gives a full understanding of true Parisian living!  All suites are equipped with cutting-edge features and the room service is legendary with a choice of drinks and delectable dishes, right from the fully-customized interactive digital control tablet.  Parisian glamour, high ceilings, eclectic furniture and fine French craftsmanship result a unique luxurious environment.

As far the restaurants are concerned the Peninsula Paris is a true gastronomic paradise with six restaurants. Each and every one,  a  homage to Gastronomy!  One of the most notorious restaurants in the city, Lily Restaurant is located within its premises offering exceptional Cantonese cuisine, aiming to please all residents but more particularly the Asians that seem to be the main target group of the hotel.  Apart from that, there is a wide selection for any taste, L’ Oiseau Blanc on the rooftop of the hotel, with a stunning view over Paris! L’ Oiseau Blanc serves the typical French specialties with only the best seasonal ingredients, usually picked by the head chef himself from the local market.

There is also The Lobby a more international restaurant where one can enjoy  delicious brunch or high tea or even a regular lunch or dinner of a more smart casual character. La Terrasse Kléber is also an option for those who desire to sit on the terrace right in front of the hotel enjoying international specialties.  A bar, a cigar lounge and the exceptional in-room service are also great option for those who wish the maximum of comfort and hospitality!

Since its last renovation a high quality spa and wellness center was created within the hotel. The fitness center, an indoor pool and the Peninsula Spa are there to provide the maximum of luxury!  The eastern decorative elements along with the wooden and marble details help the visitor to find harmony and live an ultimate relaxation experience.

Overall, the Peninsula Paris is definitely one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe.  It is no wonder that it is considered to be one of the few “Palace hotels” in the French capital . It combines luxury, elegance , glamour , comfort  ,high technology & impeccable service thus exceeding all of its customer’s expectations.