|Raffles Paris reopened its doors.|
Thursday, 4th November 2010
Source : Raffles Hotels & Resorts
After undergoing important renovation work, Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris, which had closed down in June 2008, will be part of the exclusive luxury hotels again on Monday, October 18th.
Impelled by Qatari Diar and Alexandre Allard the creative director, designer Philippe Starck completely transformed the place and re-invented its spirit so as to make Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris the first hotel in a new generation of Parisian palaces.
Establishing itself for the first time in Europe, Raffles hotel group is in charge of the management of the hotel while Sylvain Ercoli was appointed managing director, after holding the same position in some of the most prestigious hotels in the world.
Palace. And Parisian.
"Le Royal Monceau is a project that makes a dream come true, a dream to create somewhere different, a place that is first and foremost felt through the energy intertwined with its history, with Paris and its sense of hospitality. A dream to create a space that is above all in the mind and the senses, interspersed with encounters, sensations and emotions, invested with the Gallic spirit, imbued with culture and devoted to true elegance: the elegance of intelligence, of human relations and poetic moments."
About Qatari Diar Qatari Diar, a company wholly owned by Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar, is an international leader in real-estate investment and development. Since 2005, when it was created, Qatari Diar has developed a portfolio of more than 40 projects in 17 countries in the world. In France, Qatari Diar has also acquired Cegelec, and own 0.98% of Suez Environnement, 5% of Veolia and 5.78% of Vinci.
Qatari Diar Hotel and Property Investment (QDHP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatari Diar, specializes in luxury hotel properties and real estate. QDHP owns Le Royal Monceau and an 80% interest in the Peninsula Paris Hotel, and owns 22.7% of the shares of Société Fermière de Cannes.