An Overview of The Peninsula Hotels
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.
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2014 - 2017 World’s Best Awards
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2013 Business Travel Awards
Best Hotel Brand for Business Travel
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2013 Corporate Hotelier of the World
Mr Peter Borer
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.
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.
Travel + Leisure (United States)It List 2015 - Best New Hotels Around the Globe
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Hot List 2015, Best of the Best New Hotel
Tatler (UK)Spa Guide 2015 – Best for a snappy Parisian pied-à-terre
Katja HenkeThe Peninsula ParisGeneral 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 ThomaThe Peninsula ParisHotel 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.
Jean-Stéphane HallardThe Peninsula ParisDirector of FinanceJean-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.
Kevin ChambenoitThe Peninsula ParisDirector of Food & Beverage
Sylvie QuintinThe Peninsula ParisDirector of Human ResourcesSylvie 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 KouyoumjiThe Peninsula ParisDirector 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.
Patrice Tong Lee A TaiThe Peninsula ParisDirector of EngineeringPatrice Tong Lee A Tai joined the teams at the hotel at the start of 2017, as Technical Manager. In addition to his technical expertise, he also has great management qualities and is skilled in instructing people. Patrice is a man able to deal with any situation, having to demonstrate responsiveness constantly in order to grasp customer and business needs and know how to adapt to them.
Geoffrey LecomteThe Peninsula ParisDirector of Guest Relations
Solène DavidThe Peninsula ParisDirector of Communications
Christophe RaouxThe Peninsula ParisExecutive 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 TakThe Peninsula ParisChef - LiLiChef 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.
Dominique CostaThe Peninsula ParisChef PastryAt the age of 38, Dominique Costa is Head of Pâtisserie at The Peninsula Paris ultra-luxury hotel. Passionate, talented and creative, Dominique Costa proved himself working alongside the greatest names in the field in France and abroad.
Each of his creations prompts remarkable sensations. He produces sublime textures and tastes to cultivate and combine feelings that are a delight to the palate and the eyes.
Nicolas CharrièreThe Peninsula ParisHead SommelierHaving trained in London, with over 15 years' experience in prestigious establishments in England and France, Nicolas Charrière joined The Peninsula Paris hotel at the start of 2017 as Head Sommelier. Nicolas is responsible for developing the establishment’s wine cellar and highlighting new wines that are the perfect accompaniment to the dishes offered within the three restaurants.
Nicolas AvrilThe Peninsula ParisChief ConciergeAs a concierge since the age of 23 and a member of the prestigious Clefs d'Or association since 1996, Nicolas Avril worked in various renowned French and Swiss establishments before joining The Peninsula Paris hotel as Head Concierge at the start of 2017. A man of taste and passionate about the arts, he now shares his enthusiasm, addresses and secrets with guests at the Avenue Kléber establishment to help them experience the City of Light in a different way.
Denis MartelThe Peninsula ParisChief FloristAfter over 8 years' experience in the most prestigious Parisian establishments, Denis Martel took up his position as Head Florist at The Peninsula Paris when it opened in 2014. Inspired by Fashion and Literature, Denis expresses all his poetry, creativity and talent through flowers, to adorn the hotel with his refined arrangements.
Isabelle Clerger-SchlumbergerThe Peninsula ParisSpa Director
Isabelle Clerger-Schlumberger is a trained kinesitherapist who quickly launched herself into the luxury hotel industry to practice there as a therapist. After 10 years' experience, working her way up the ranks in the capital's most iconic establishments, Isabelle joined The Peninsula Paris hotel a few months before it opened, to prepare for the launch of its Spa.
It was a challenge she met with flying colors, as the Peninsula Spa would subsequently go on to win the ‘World’s Best Hotel Spa’ award several times. Supported by her team, she is the guardian of each guest’s wellness and works with passion, kindness and personal warmth, bringing out the beauty of the person and the place.