Raffles Hotels & Resorts

The Art of Christmas Shopping at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris

Press Release   •   Aug 03, 2012 16:49 +08

Take Christmas shopping to another level this year and check out Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris, a next generation Palace, full of artistic flair with brilliant, witty contemporary interiors. Described as a hotel that “beautifully breaks all the rules” Le Royal Monceau has commissioned a range of bespoke goodies, guaranteed to inject a touch of Parisian panache onto anyone’s Christmas list.

From a limited edition Barbara Rihl cabin-bag to must-have coffee cups and saucers exclusively designed by Philippe Starck - these gifts are certain to add plenty of ‘je ne sais quoi’ under the Christmas tree.

Telephone +331 42 99 88 00 from anywhere in the world or buy them at the hotel’s shop, La Librairie des Arts, a treasure trove of books and collectibles dedicated to contemporary art, design and architecture. Joyeux Noёl!

Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris | 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France | +331 42 99 88 00|
www.raffles.com/paris

Press Information

Anne-Sophie Bonnisseau, Press and PR Manager
annesophie.bonisseau@raffles.com | 01 42 99 88 36

Notes to Editors

Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris reopened in October 2010 as a next-generation Palace after a dramatic and complete two year transformation by designer Philippe Starck. The hotel has 149 luxurious rooms and suites and is just minutes from the Arc-de-Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées in Paris' 8th arrondissement. Art is a key feature of Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris. Food and drink are an art form here too – from the buzz of the Long Bar on the ground floor, to the two restaurants, La Cuisine for gourmet French food and Il Carpaccio for the best Italian in Paris. Not to be missed are the creations by Pierre Hermé, the Picasso of patisserie. Named Best New Hotel at the Tatler Travel Awards 2011 www.raffles.com/paris

About Raffles Hotels & Resorts: Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises eight luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris, each one is an oasis of calm and charm. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in the Philippines, China, Istanbul and Indonesia scheduled over the next two years. With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests. www.raffles.com

Raffles Hotels & Resorts was formed in 1989 to restore, redevelop and manage the world-famous Raffles Hotel. This lays the foundation for Raffles Hotels & Resorts to become a world-class international hotel management company.

With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the original Raffles tradition of delivering thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests.

This philosophy is embodied in the Raffles symbol –The Traveller’s Palm. Legend tells that this spectacular tree was a welcome sight to travellers of old; water stored in the base of its leaves quenched their thirst and the orientation of the leaves in an East-West direction provided an informal compass to guide them.

Today’s guests find a modern interpretation the Traveller’s Palm in the pin worn by every employee of Raffles Hotels & Resorts – a potent reminder to both guests and staff of the spirit of hospitality and sanctuary that is alive and well at every Raffles hotel.