Peninsula Hotels go French in celebration of European début

The Peninsula Hotels, is marking its début into Europe and the opening of its Paris hotel with a worldwide celebration of “All Things French”. The Peninsula Paris will open on 1 August 2014, more than eight decades after its flagship hotel was opened in Hong Kong.

From special animations across all hotels on 1 August, the festivities extend through the end of the year. On top of an array of French-themed food promotions celebrating the birthplace of haute cuisine, each hotel will offer brasserie-inspired menus in all lobbies, and French-themed Afternoon Tea and French delicacies will be available alongside classical French music.

Guests will also be able to sample delectable French fare with a glass of Champagne or other popular French drinks such as the pre-dinner apéritif. Paying homage to the many pâtisseries that dot villages and cities around France, “Maître Pâtissier” classes will be hosted across all hotels for guests and their children. Budding chefs will be able to try their hand at making pastry classics that are staples of French life.

Along with the festivities planned across all Peninsula Hotels, each hotel has chosen its own way of celebrating “All Things French”. For instance, New York, Chicago and Beijing will commemorate Bastille Day with events and parties. On 14 July 2014, The Peninsula New York and Wall Street Journal will co-host a Bastille Day dinner event with French-themed décor, while Beijing’s rooftop Yun Bar and Lounge will host a St Tropez party on 18 July.

The Peninsula, Paris opening August 1, 2014