(June 2012) - It was 125 years ago that two international icons were founded: in Paris, construction of the Eiffel Tower began – and in Singapore, Raffles Hotel opened. To celebrate these mutual milestones, the most recent addition to the Raffles family, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris, has drawn on all the fun, romance and excitement that made the Raffles name so iconic, to create a show-stopping luxury experience: “125 Hours in Paris with Raffles.”
Celebrating 125 years of the Raffles story, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris has created an extraordinary five day adventure in and around Paris, based at the hotel. A photographer will be on hand to take photos of the journey, which will be bound into a beautiful leather album as a lasting reminder of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
A few of the highlights of “125 Hours in Paris with Raffles” for two people are:
A Raffles hostess to meet guests at the door of the aircraft, to whisk them like superstars through customs and immigration to their private limousine
Four nights in a spectacular Presidential Suite, with bespoke music and your favourite flowers - with matching macaroons by Pierre Hermé , “the Picasso of patisserie”
A helicopter trip to the Loire Valley with lunch at a gastronomic restaurant
A tailor-made art tour of the city with the hotel’s Art Concierge – the first in Paris - she can close the Louvre, open the Pompidou Centre and reveal the secrets of the Paris art scene
A jewellery class at the famous Van Cleef & Arpels, which uncovers the notoriously enigmatic world of fine-jewellery
A bespoke cooking class with Le Royal Monceau’s brilliant chef Laurent André
A screening à deux of a vintage black & white Italian classic movie in Le Royal Monceau’s private cinema
A heavenly two and a half hour spa treatment each at the ethereal Spa My Blend by Clarins
Breakfast on a boat on the Seine
A host of unforgettable gastronomic experiences
… a celebratory glass of something, 125 metres up, on the Eiffel Tower
Priced appropriately at £125,000 (or €154,000) this is not an everyday break, but a one-off experience which can never be recreated.
And on arriving home, a pair of bathrobes, embroidered with guests’ initials, together with the album of photos will keep the memory of “125 Hours in Paris with Raffles” alive and well.
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Full details of “125 hours in Paris with Raffles” are available on request. The experience, priced at €154,000 is based on two people sharing a Presidential Suite for 4 nights.
LE ROYAL MONCEAU, RAFFLES PARIS | 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France
+331 42 99 88 00| www.raffles.com/
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Lucinda Buxton | Anita Gryson T: 020 7421 2500
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-Elysé
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