The terrace has spectacular views and a fabulous L’Oiseau Blanc rooftop restaurant
Artworks everywhere...most of it French.
Love the glistening, polished hallways
The bar Le Kleber, was once the site of the signing a treaty - The Paris Peace Accords, negotiated by Henry Kissinger and bringing the Vietnam War to a close, was signed in 1973 in the salon. And in 1928, George Gershwin wrote "An American in Paris' while staying at the hotel.
Sadly we did not get to dive into the pool pre-tea. Why not?
I used to stay at the Hong Kong Peninsula months at a time when I was in fashion. The white-suited bellhops haven't changed.
Back in the day they'd send a Silver Arrow Rolls to pick you up at the airport. Dream on...
We take tea outside on Le Kleber terrasse. Always Champers to start at a French tea. I don't think it's the same for English cream teas?
One English cream tea and one French please.
The triple decker trays arrive with precise instructions - what to eat 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Why didn't I get Solli's jasmine iced tea?
English tea sandwiches - light and delicate for a hot Summer day..
Are these the French or English desserts? I need a cheat sheet with diagrams included.These are all miniatures by the way. Just 2 bites and they're gone. We had to share too.
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