Hôtel Raphael

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Hôtel Raphael
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General information
Location Avenue Kléber, 16th arrondissement of Paris, Paris
Coordinates 48°52′17″N 2°17′37″E / 48.87139°N 2.29361°E / 48.87139; 2.29361Coordinates: 48°52′17″N 2°17′37″E / 48.87139°N 2.29361°E / 48.87139; 2.29361
Opened 1925 (1925)
Technical details
Floor count 6
Other information
Number of rooms 83
Number of restaurants 3
Website
Official website

Hôtel Raphael is a hotel situated on Avenue Kléber in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The five star hotel is a family independently-run hotel.

History[edit]

It was constructed in 1925 through the initiative of Léonard Tauber and Constant Baverez, co-founders of Hôtel Régina (1900) and Majestic Hôtel-Spa (1908). The hotel constructed in the Golden Twenties era was designed by architect André Rousselot. Decorated as Art Deco, it was named as a tribute to the painter Raphael and the fine arts.

Hollywood actors such as Ava Gardner, Katharine Hepburn, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Burt Lancaster, Steve McQueen, Roger Moore, Kirk Douglas, Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando were regular guests.

Hotel Raphael has been managed by the same family for several generations, along with Hôtel Régina and Majestic Hôtel-Spa.

The hotel was popular venue for well-known French and international artists, politicians and famous personalities. A number of films have been shot on its venues including Love in Paris (1996), Place Vendôme (1998) and the short Hotel Chevalier in 2007. Scenes from the hotel have been also used in Le Magnifique (1973), Gramps Is in the Resistance (Papy fait de la résistance, 1983), Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990).

Characteristics[edit]

Hotel Raphael is a five-star hotel[1] located on 17 Avenue Kleber in the 16th arrondissement. It is about 15 meters away from the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and some rooms have view on the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe. The hotel counts 83 bedrooms over seven floors as well as six conference rooms. The latter are in the former apartments of Léonard Taubert.

Restauration[edit]

Hotel Raphael offers fine dining with Chef Étienne Barrier since 2014, succeeding Amandine Chaignot. Nina Métayer has also worked at the hotel.

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