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An Overview of The Peninsula Hotels

Company Overview

The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. These include the flagship in Hong Kong, plus Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris with Istanbul, London and Yangon under development. Peninsula is a living legend, the name synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. We set our sights high and our standards higher, aiming always to delight our customers, and in many cases we are now serving the third generation of our loyal guests.

  • Travel + Leisure (USA)

    2014 - 2017 World’s Best Awards

    Top Hotel Brands

  • Condé Nast Traveller (USA)

    2013 Business Travel Awards 
    Best Hotel Brand for Business Travel

  • HOTELS Magazine (USA)

    2013 Corporate Hotelier of the World
    Mr Peter Borer

 

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The Peninsula Paris

Hotel Overview

The Peninsula Paris seamlessly combines design, luxury and comfort. Located in the very heart of the city, in the elegant 16th arrondissement close to some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts, the hotel is the finest and latest example of Peninsula excellence.

The Peninsula Paris houses 200 luxurious rooms, including 45 suites, all designed to perfection with distinct Parisian influences and signature Peninsula functionality.

With its spectacular terraces, gardens and skyline views, the hotel offers the finest of everything, including six outstanding dining outlets, four elegant function rooms, The Peninsula Spa, a 20 metre (72 ft) indoor pool and a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre. Unique signatures include the traditional Peninsula Afternoon Tea served in The Lobby, the pageboys, the door lions and a distinctive transportation fleet, all of which are underpinned by the supreme quality service for which The Peninsula Hotels is known.  

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Careers

We aim to create a culture of warmth and true simplicity in Paris. Dedicated to our guests and our employees, we’re looking for   talented, highly motivated and genuine people committed to service excellence that’s why The Peninsula Hotels have the third generation of our employees serving the third generation of our guests.


Accolades

  • Travel + Leisure (United States)
    It List 2015 - Best New Hotels Around the Globe



  • Condé Nast Traveller (Russia)

    Hot List 2015, Best of the Best New Hotel

  • Tatler (UK)
    Spa Guide 2015 – Best for a snappy Parisian pied-à-terre

Corporate Executives

  • Katja Henke
    The Peninsula Paris
    General Manager

    Katja Henke began her new post at The Peninsula Paris on 27 June 2016. Prior to joining The Peninsula Paris, Ms Henke was General Manager at The Peninsula Bangkok for three and a half years.

    Katja, a native of Hamburg, Germany, started her hospitality career in Switzerland. Her international career has also taken her to France, England and the United States.

    Katja joined The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Limited (HSH) in 2011 as Hotel Manager of The Peninsula Shanghai.

  • Yves Thoma
    The Peninsula Paris
    Hotel Manager

    Mr. Thoma, a German national and graduate of the École Hôtelière de Lausanne, joined The Peninsula Hotels group in April 2015 at The Peninsula Manila, carrying forth a broad experience in various Food and Beverage and Operations positions in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining The Peninsula Manila, he worked at the Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

    He joined the Peninsula Paris in March 2017.

  • Kevin Chambenoit
    The Peninsula Paris
    Director of Food & Beverage

     

  • Jean-Stéphane Hallard
    Jean-Stéphane Hallard
    The Peninsula Paris
    Director of Finance
    Jean-Stephane Hallard joined The Peninsula Paris as Director of Finance. He comes with extensive finance experience, gained over a 16-year period from a number of varied finance-related appointments within the luxury hotel sector. In addition to his finance background, he was also in charge of F&B for one of his previous hotels. Mr Hallard holds an MBA in Hospitality Management by ESSEC in conjunction with the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.
  • Sylvie Quintin
    The Peninsula Paris
    Director of Human Resources
    Sylvie Quintin joined the team of The Peninsula Paris as Director of Human Resources. Throughout her experience with the Accor hotel group, Sylvie worked several years for the Sofitel and Pullman Paris. In 2008, she participated in the launch of a new range of designs and contemporary hotels Sofitel So called by Sofitel. Sylvie graduated with a Master (DESS) in Human Resources Management and Social Communication (CELSA) and in Management (IAE Paris Business School).
  • Jean-Marie Kouyoumji
    The Peninsula Paris
    Director of Rooms

    M. Kouyoumji joined the pre-opening team of The Peninsula Paris in June 2014 as Assistant Director of Front House. After 20 years in the luxury hospitality in London, Beirut and Paris, his day to day enthusiasm and attention to detail makes him a strong member of The Peninsula Paris team. He was promoted Director of Rooms on September 2016.

  • Geoffrey Lecomte
    The Peninsula Paris
    Director of Guest Relations


  • Solène David
    The Peninsula Paris
    Director of Communications


  • Christophe Raoux
    The Peninsula Paris
    Executive Chef

    Christophe Raoux – 2015 winner of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France award for leading chefs, joined The Peninsula Paris in August 2016.

    Originally from La Roche sur Yon in the Vendée, Christophe Raoux declared his passion for cooking at a very early age.

    In 1994, he joined Guy Legay's team at the Ritz Paris as an apprentice chef. He worked his way up through the ranks, gradually acquiring a broad range of skills and experiences in renowned establishments: Benoît Guichard's Le Jamin, the eponymous restaurant of Gérard Besson, winner of the 2001 Meilleur Ouvrier de France award, and then Lenôtre, to name but a few.

    Throughout his career, Chef Raoux has learnt the art of respecting each ingredient and ensuring everything is cooked to perfection.

  • Ma Wing Tak
    The Peninsula Paris
    Chef - LiLi
    Chef Ma’s passion for gastronomy dates back to his childhood, beginning his career as an apprentice cook at the tender age of 17. Venturing further, he honed his skills at a series of renowned restaurants in Hong Kong. At the age of 24 he became Sous Chef of the Victoria City restaurant – a dining institution for first-class seafood and dim sum. Rapidly proving his worth, he went on to become Executive Chef after a few short years. Driven on by curiosity and passion, his sole desire was to develop and explore new culinary techniques. He joined the Gallery Hotel in Beijing in 2011. Two years later, he decided to take up a new challenge, overseeing Chinese cuisine at the Lisboa Hotel in Macau, where he gave priority to the flavour and quality of produce.

    The Peninsula Hotels group turned to Chef Ma, now fortified by his rich experience, for its Parisian establishment: The Peninsula Paris. Having always been fascinated by France, its gastronomy and the variety and quality of its produce, he accepted this new challenge without hesitation. 

  • Nicolas Avril
    The Peninsula Paris
    Chief Concierge
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