09 February 2015

Katara Hospitality, the global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, has announced that its prestigious French property, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, has been recognised as the “Best Hotel in France” and” Best Luxury Hotel in France” by the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

The property was voted “Best Hotel in France” across all categories including the luxury category based on millions of reviews and opinions collected from travelers across the world.

Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Katara Hospitality, said: “We are honoured to welcome this award which recognises this spectacular Parisian icon’s sophisticated luxury and unparalleled levels of service. With its distinctive combination of traditional heritage and contemporary elegance, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris offers a unique alternative to the luxury hotel experience in France.

“I would like to congratulate our operating partner, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, which has worked hard to ensure this hospitality gem continues to bring new levels of distinction to the Parisian luxury hotel market.”

An established icon in the French capital since 1928, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris is the European flagship of Raffles Hotels & Resorts. The hotel reopened in 2010, following two years of extensive renovation under the supervision of French designer Philippe Starck. Every detail in the hotel is perfectly tailored, from state-of-the-art technology to the elegant decoration and artwork on display in each room.

In 2013, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris was awarded the ‘Palace Distinction’ by Atout France, the French Agency for Tourism Development. France’s highest hotel ranking and one step higher than five stars, the award positioned the property in the league of the top seven elite Parisian hotels.

TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards honour the world’s most outstanding properties in the categories of top hotels, bargain, B&Bs and inns, family, luxury, romance and small hotels along the hallmarks of remarkable service, quality and value.

The 13th annual awards showcased 8,151 winning properties worldwide, covering eight regions around the globe.