Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris Gains Palace Distinction

The Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris has been granted the official Palace Distinction, one step higher than five stars- by Atout France, the French Agency for Tourism Development. The avenue Hoche hotel joins an elite band of just six Paris hotels to hold this highly-coveted badge of distinction.

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris re-opened in 2010 after a two year transformation by Philippe Starck.

After exhaustive research into a multitude of criteria, The Palace Commission jury highlighted the exceptional location of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, just a short stroll from the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, its glamorous heritage and the impressive guest list which wrote its story. Amongst them General Eisenhower, novelist Joseph Kessel, Walt Disney, several Indian maharajas, King Farouk of Egypt, the Aga Khan and, more recently, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Robert de Niro, Lou Reed, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Coppola and Dustin Hoffman.

The jury also praised the excellent cooking by Executive Chef Laurent Andréat ‘La Cuisine’ and ‘Il Carpaccio’ – both of which were awarded one Michelin star earlier this year.


Le Royal Monceau Raffles, Paris
Ideally located in the heart of Paris, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris is devoted to true elegance: the elegance of intelligence, of human relations and poetic moments.