Written on 7th November 2017

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris - An artistic escapade

The only French palace to offer its clients the services of an Art Concierge, Le Royal Monceau offers you this fall a complete immersion into the world of contemporary art. 

From September 28th 2017 until November 20th, French artist Fred Allard will exhibit a dozen paintings through the hotel and about forty of his iconic "Bags" especially crafted for the exhibition.

The artwork will be exhibited from the lobby of the hotel and will form a path leading to the reproduction of his workshop, within the Art Gallery of the Palace, which will serve as an artistic laboratory.

Fred Allard, sculptor and artist from Nice, iconoclastic and timeless, is a new actor on the international contemporary art scene. His sculptures freeze the codes of the street and of luxury. Crystallized by hand in a translucent material with bright and vibrant colors, his iconic "shopping bags" are a representation of today’s society and culture.

At this occasion, an exceptional package will also suggest to 5 clients to live a privileged moment with the artist and discuss a potential personal and handmade artwork.
 The Suite Fred Allard offer includes: one night at Le Royal Monceau in a Prestige Suite with breakfast, as well as a meeting with the artist during the stay in order to talk, “empty the bag” and discuss a potential personal and handmade artwork.

 Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris - Penthouse Suite, living room

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris reopened in 2010 as the most exciting 5-star luxury hotel in the City of Lights, after a dramatic and complete two-year transformation by designer Philippe Starck. The hotel has 149 luxurious rooms and suites and is just minutes from the Arc-de-Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées in Paris' 8th arrondissement. At Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, art is omnipresent, with an exclusive service of Art Concierge, an Art Bookstore, a private Art Gallery, a 99-seat cinema theatre and an impressive private art collection. Food and drink are an art form here too – from the buzz of the Long Bar on the ground floor, to the two restaurants, ‘Matsuhisa Paris’ for a Japanese cuisine and ‘Il Carpaccio’ Michelin-star Italian restaurant. Not to be missed are the delicious pastries, macarons and chocolates by Pierre Hermé, considered by Vogue magazine as the ‘Picasso of pastry’. The 1,500sqm Spa My Blend by Clarins is an award-winning white paradise, with the longest swimming pool in a Paris hotel.