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A Stay At The Peninsula Paris

I’m not sure there are enough or the correct words in any language to describe my dreamy visit to The Peninsula Paris, but I’ll do my best. All I’m really trying to convey is that you absolutely MUST experience this extraordinary Parisian gem for yourself.

The Peninsula Paris
The Peninsula Paris
The Peninsula Paris
The Peninsula Paris

After spending a week touring through adorable little towns, Medieval castles and vineyards of Burgundy, Ashley and I returned to Paris to spend two opulent days at The Peninsula Paris. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the lovely staff and given a brief tour before heading to our luxurious room.

The Peninsula Paris Lobby
The Peninsula Paris Lobby
The Peninsula Paris Lobby
The Peninsula Paris Lobby
The Peninsula Paris Lobby
The Peninsula Paris Lobby
The Peninsula Paris Lobby
The Peninsula Paris Lobby

To say the staff went above and beyond to show us the highest level of hospitality would be an understatement. I was absolutely blown away by the detail and thought that went in to make us feel special and welcome. Just take a look at what was waiting in our room, with the utmost care and consideration; rich, gold-dusted chocolate truffles with a purse made from chocolate, fresh-pressed juices, macarons, a bellman statue made from chocolate, a gorgeous flower bouquet and personalized, framed pictures of us that we had just posted on social media but a few days before. The Peninsula Paris’ next-level hospitality had me feeling like a queen.

Beautiful hand-crafted chocolates
Beautiful hand-crafted chocolates
Fresh-pressed Juice
Fresh-pressed Juice
Flower Bouquet, Macarons and Chocolate Statue
Flower Bouquet, Macarons and Chocolate Statue
Personalized Photo Frame Courtesy of Peninsula Paris
Personalized Photo Frame Courtesy of Peninsula Paris

Our spacious room would be considered a mansion in comparison to most Paris hotel rooms that can feel somewhat small and cramped. Our twin bed suite came complete with a massive bathroom with separate sinks, a lovely rain shower, relaxing bathtub and even a toilet with heated seat. Now that’s a first for me! In addition, we had a separate luggage and powder room where we stored our belongings and definitely made it look like we moved in. I loved having this extra space because it kept all of our personal things in one central location and not in our way in our actual room.

Welcome To Our Twin Bedroom Suite
Welcome To Our Twin Bedroom Suite
Twin Bedroom Suite at The Peninsula Paris
Twin Bedroom Suite at The Peninsula Paris
Twin Bedroom Suite at The Peninsula Paris
Twin Bedroom Suite at The Peninsula Paris
Very Spacious Bathroom at The Peninsula Paris
Very Spacious Bathroom at The Peninsula Paris
Beautiful In-Room Amenities at The Peninsula Paris
Beautiful In-Room Amenities at The Peninsula Paris

The property of The Peninsula Paris is absolutely breathtaking. From the welcoming lobby to the pristine hallways to each and every restaurant and bar, it’s truly a feast for the eyes and senses. Each one evokes a sense of grandeur and beauty that you must just take a moment to appreciate.

The Peninsula Paris
The Peninsula Paris
Outdoor Bar at The Peninsula Paris
Outdoor Bar at The Peninsula Paris
Outdoor Entrance To Le Lobby and Bar Kleber
Outdoor Entrance To Le Lobby and Bar Kleber
Indoor Hallway Seating at The Peninsula Paris
Indoor Hallway Seating at The Peninsula Paris
Corridor to Suites at The Peninsula Paris
Corridor to Suites at The Peninsula Paris
Bar Kleber at The Peninsula Paris
Bar Kleber at The Peninsula Paris
Bar Kleber at The Peninsula Paris
Bar Kleber at The Peninsula Paris
Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
LiLi Cantonese Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris
LiLi Cantonese Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris
LiLi Cantonese Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris
LiLi Cantonese Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris
Best Table In The House at L'Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Best Table In The House at L’Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Outdoor Seating at L'Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Outdoor Seating at L’Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Le Rooftop at The Peninsula Paris
Le Rooftop at The Peninsula Paris
Le Rooftop at The Peninsula Paris
Le Rooftop at The Peninsula Paris
Night Time View From Le Rooftop at The Peninsula Paris
Night Time View From Le Rooftop at The Peninsula Paris

We were so incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to dine at each restaurant and I’m sharing just a few shots here of the lovely vegetarian options available. It can sometimes be difficult to dine in Paris as a vegetarian, but every single restaurant at The Peninsula Paris was able to accommodate any dietary restriction. And if you find yourself there may I suggest the following; Afternoon Tea and/or the famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby, early evening or late night drinks at Le Rooftop with a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower, Cantonese dinner at LiLi and of course a true French dinner at L’Oiseau Blanc also with views of the Eiffel Tower. I relished in each and every meal and took a moment at each to enjoy not only the delectable cuisine, but also the stunning surroundings. A feast for the stomach and the eyes.

Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris photo: @mushroomstew
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Afternoon Tea at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Famous Sunday Brunch at Le Lobby at The Peninsula Paris
Pen Fizz Drink at Le Rooftop at The Peninsula Paris
Pen Fizz Drink at Le Rooftop at The Peninsula Paris
Dinner at LiLi Cantonese Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris
Lychee Martini at LiLi Cantonese Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris photo: @mushroomstew
Dinner at LiLi Cantonese Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris
Sesame Walnuts at LiLi Cantonese Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris
Dinner at LiLi Cantonese Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris
Dinner at LiLi Cantonese Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris
Dinner at L'Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Hummus and Focaccia at L’Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Dinner at L'Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Grilled Watermelon at L’Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Dinner at L'Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Beautiful Bruschetta at L’Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Dinner at L'Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris
Chocolate Dessert at L’Oiseau Blanc at The Peninsula Paris

Our two nights at The Peninsula Paris were truly a dream come true and quite honestly, the nicest, most pristine hotel I’ve ever stayed at. I just don’t know how to capture my gratitude for such an unbelievable visit and how I’ll ever stay at another hotel again. I’ve been ruined! If you are visiting Paris, I absolutely recommend that you stay at The Peninsula Paris or at the minimum, make it a point to have a meal at one of the restaurants and indulge in a cocktail at Le Rooftop. I promise you will not regret it!

Please Note: While this post is in collaboration with The Peninsula Paris, all opinions are my own.

Vacation For You, Staycation For Me

I always love finding hidden gems in Chicago and sharing them with you. My latest discovery is Hotel Cass in the heart of River North in downtown Chicago, right off the Magnificent Mile. This quaint, adorable hotel is literally in the middle of all the action in terms of restaurants, bars and shopping. It’s truly a tourist’s paradise, and also quite affordable compared to other hotels in the area.

Hotel Cass Downtown Chicago

Hotel Cass Downtown Chicago

I had the chance to do a mini-staycation with my cousin Jigisha and we had an absolute blast staying at Hotel Cass. The cute decor, friendly staff and amazing location made our stay so fun and so memorable. There is also a hot breakfast buffet included and we were impressed at the number of options, especially being vegetarian! Here are some pictures from our stay:

Checking In At Hotel Cass

Checking In At Hotel Cass

Quaint Hotel Cass Lobby

Quaint Hotel Cass Lobby

Hotel Cass Lobby Hallway

Hotel Cass Lobby Hallway

Hotel Cass King Room

Hotel Cass King Room

Hotel Cass Bathroom

Hotel Cass Bathroom

Jigisha And I At Hotel Cass

Jigisha And I At Hotel Cass

Hotel Cass Hot Breakfast

Hotel Cass Hot Breakfast

View From Hotel Cass Doorstep

View From Hotel Cass Doorstep

If you find yourself staying at the hotel, might I suggest some of my personal favorite locations in the area to grab a bite to eat or a drink for the evening. Each one of these spots is less than 2 blocks from Hotel Cass:

So, I guess I’ve pretty much helped plan your entire stay. You’re welcome (ha ha)! Let me know how your stay goes and which restaurant/bar recommendations you liked best.

 

Please Note: While I was invited to stay at Hotel Cass, all opinions are my own.