The Peninsula Suite THE PENINSULA PARIS 16TH ARRONDISSEMENT With its location near the Arc de Triomphe—but still far enough from the chaotic traffic encircling the monument — the Peninsula Paris occupies an incredible building dating to 1908, originally designed to be one of Paris’s first ultra-luxury hotels. It closed for several decades before being fully restored and reinvigorated by the Peninsula, bringing it back to its former glory. Designers styled the elegant Peninsula Suite after a magnificent Haussmannian residence. The serene space has high ceilings with detailed moldings, and its soothing palette of gray and white is filled with bespoke furniture, fabrics and trimmings from prestigious purveyors Prelle and Declercq. The stately salon has three seating areas, a glossy black piano, art fromVincenzo De Cotiis, gold-accented fireplace, chandeliers and beautiful Tai Ping carpets. There’s an intimate dining roomwith panels of high-gloss burled mahogany and a burr-walnut dining table for up to 10 people, an office with printer, and two powder rooms. In the master bedroom, a copper-hued hand-carved leather headboard dominates the space, as does its very large marble bathroomwith tub and two dressing rooms. L’Art de Vivre The markets in Paris are overflowing with incredible produce, meats and cheeses, but when you’re staying in a hotel, there aren’t many ways to make use of the bountiful offerings —unless you book the Peninsula Academy’s culinary adventure. Accompanied by chef Christophe Raoux, you’ll go to Rungis market, which is closed to the public, to go shopping for your meal. Chef Raoux will use your ingredients in a cooking class, then prepare a fine meal for you to enjoy at the chef’s table.