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Raffles Paris: A True Art Hotel

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April 15th marks the final day of the 2013 YIA Little Art Fair (for Young International Artists), hosted by Raffles Paris and featuring a selection of contemporary painters and sculptors from France, Italy and the US as selected by three Paris galleries (Galerie Natalie Obadia, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, and Galerie Laurent Godin) who chose rising stars of the contemporary art scene for a group exhibition.
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  Le Royal Monceau Raffles' façade on 37 Avenue Hoche.

    Le Royal Monceau Raffles' façade on 37 Avenue Hoche.

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  This in-house Art Gallery is the hub of the artistic and cultural life of the hotel. A new venture into the world of contemporary art in Paris, Art District welcomes artists, art connoisseurs and collectors, patrons and art professionals. Similar to many other Paris art galleries, the space is dedicated to premiere exhibitions in Paris: retrospectives, commissions for Le Royal Monceau, presentation of new or previously unseen collections.

    This in-house Art Gallery is the hub of the artistic and cultural life of the hotel. A new venture into the world of contemporary art in Paris, Art District welcomes artists, art connoisseurs and collectors, patrons and art professionals. Similar to many other Paris art galleries, the space is dedicated to premiere exhibitions in Paris: retrospectives, commissions for Le Royal Monceau, presentation of new or previously unseen collections.

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  YIA artist Michael DeLucia's abstract sculpture.

    YIA artist Michael DeLucia's abstract sculpture.

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  The hotel even offers an art concierge service. Helmed by consultant and cultural mediator Domonia Debrantes and her team, the art concierge service guides and advises guests as they visit Paris, keeping them posted on current art news and devising tailor-made plans. The entire team also offers customized visits of the hotel’s private collection.

    The hotel even offers an art concierge service. Helmed by consultant and cultural mediator Domonia Debrantes and her team, the art concierge service guides and advises guests as they visit Paris, keeping them posted on current art news and devising tailor-made plans. The entire team also offers customized visits of the hotel’s private collection.

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  The leading contemporary art bookstore in a Parisian luxury hotel, La Librairie des Arts, is an emblematic element of art and culture at the hotel. The bookstore has over 700 titles, as well as objects by artists and architects, limited editions, and various unusual formats.

    The leading contemporary art bookstore in a Parisian luxury hotel, La Librairie des Arts, is an emblematic element of art and culture at the hotel. The bookstore has over 700 titles, as well as objects by artists and architects, limited editions, and various unusual formats.

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  A guest room with a sliding tiled glass door leading to the luxurious bathroom.

    A guest room with a sliding tiled glass door leading to the luxurious bathroom.

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  The Presidential Suite includes three bedrooms, a private fitness room, and an immense reception room opening up to the dining room.

    The Presidential Suite includes three bedrooms, a private fitness room, and an immense reception room opening up to the dining room.

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  At the hotel's spa, My Blend by Clarins, guests can blissfully lounge and take a dip at the 23 meter swimming pool, the longest ever built in a Paris luxury hotel.

    At the hotel's spa, My Blend by Clarins, guests can blissfully lounge and take a dip at the 23 meter swimming pool, the longest ever built in a Paris luxury hotel.

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  A pair of chefs prepare dishes in the open kitchen at Raffles' one Michelin-starred restaurant, La Cuisine,  described as "refined, generous, and spontaneous French cuisine."

    A pair of chefs prepare dishes in the open kitchen at Raffles' one Michelin-starred restaurant, La Cuisine,  described as "refined, generous, and spontaneous French cuisine."

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  Located at the heart of the hotel, Le Bar Long, is a high, long, narrow and luminous bar. Designed by Philippe Starck, the structure is broken up by large white linen curtains, artwork, a fantastic array of lamps and chandeliers and the repetitive face-to-face layout between patrons and a bartender moving behind a bar breaks up the conventional look of a bar.

    Located at the heart of the hotel, Le Bar Long, is a high, long, narrow and luminous bar. Designed by Philippe Starck, the structure is broken up by large white linen curtains, artwork, a fantastic array of lamps and chandeliers and the repetitive face-to-face layout between patrons and a bartender moving behind a bar breaks up the conventional look of a bar.

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