For its 10 years, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris reveals you 10 of its secrets
1. Googbye Marylou
On the 800th day of his stay at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, a famous french singer had a revelation for the writing of one of his beautiful songs. It is indeed to Marylou, a receptionist that he met at this time, that Michel Polnareff dedicated his work: Goodbye Marylou
2. Flash Back
The Katara cinema recently acquired a 35mm film reel with a double projector. This rare and old material is now soughtafter by many renowned filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan or even Wes Anderson for the screening of their films.
Staircase dating from 1928, black bricks and colored stained glass… Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris has a significant history. This vestige reveals an old convent that once belonged to the Augustine sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame de Paris.
4. Seven Wonder
Each floor of the hotel has mirrors scribbled with small drawings. These symbols were actually made by Stephen Smith to serve as signage. The artist named this work Seven Wonders, as the symbols are scattered across the seven floors of the hotel, classified into several themes, from nature to space…
5. Magic Mirror
When entering the bathrooms of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, guests will discover a world of minerals, stone, steel, mirrors. These mirrors have a specific type of glass that very few manufacturers know how to shape: the «White Glass Mirror», offering a light similar to the natural light, ideal for makeup.
6. Let’s Look At The Moon
Philippe Starck awakens your creativity. So when inspiration arises in the middle of the night, do not hesitate to write your thoughts and ideas on the lampshades next to the bed.
7. Wooded Deer
On the first floor of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, a family of wooded deer awaits you. A work by the Russian artist Nikolay Polisky who has the particularity of creating ephemeral artistic installations, ment to disappear in their natural environment, or by the artist ’s own action. As «saved», these deer highlight an exceptional work .
8. Tips for making a perfect bed
To avoid creasing the linen sheets, our housekeepers softly spray water on the entire surface, and then quick pull on each side of the bed, for a perfect finish.
9. A sense of Coco Chanel
The staircase of Le Royal Monceau Raffles – Paris was inspired by Coco Chanel’s staircase from Rue Cambon. Thanks to the mirrors all the way through the staircase, Coco Chanel could take a quick peek sitting on the top of the steps and observe discreetly the reactions during the fashion shows.
10. From car to cinema
Have you ever experienced the extraordinary softness of the armchairs of the Katara cinema? The manufacturing of these seats was indeed carried out by Contino Technology. The company
is specialised in the automotive industry and expert in the superposition of different foams and densities, creating a subtle cover hard to escape from.
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The movie projections are held every Sunday.
Sitting at 6:00pm, film at 6:30pm.