The Peninsula Hotel in Paris opening late 2013
The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH), the Hong Kong-listed company and owner and operator of the Peninsula Hotels, has appointed 46 year old, French national Mr. Nicolas Beliard as General Manager of The Peninsula Paris, effective 1 January 2013 (he transfers from the Peninsula Bangkok.
The Peninsula Hotel Paris is developed by Qatari Diar, and co-owned by Katara Hospitality (Qatar Holding LLC) and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited , the latter maintaining a minority stake apart from managing the hotel. In Paris, Katara Hospitality also owns Le Royal Monceau (managed by Raffles).
The existing building was constructed in the late 19th Century as the Hotel Majestic and enjoyed around 40 years as one of Paris’ most famous landmarks. It was then converted into a headquarters for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where it was used to host high profile events, including the conclusion of the peace treaty between the US and North Vietnam, signed by Henry Kissinger.
The new Peninsula Paris hotel will reinstate the building’s reputation as the leading hotel in Paris. Its 200 rooms will include 46 suites – amongst them a ‘Historic’ suite, complete with period decoration, three restaurants, scores of meeting rooms, and a spa and swimming pool.