Dream away with Wes Anderson's Film 'Hotel Chevalier'
HOTEL RAPHAEL PARIS
A five-star hotel on Avenue Kléber, just a few streets away from fashion boutiques and museums, the Raphael offers quintessentially French luxury.
Stay near the French capital’s fashion boutiques, museums and main attractions at your very own Parisian home away from home in the 16th arrondissement. Hôtel Raphael has offered a unique ‘hospitality savoir-faire’ that has been the backbone of its success since 1925.
From the English Bar & Lounge to the magnificent top floor terrace with panoramas over the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, the hotel is the pinnacle of luxury Paris living.
With state-of-the-art conference and banqueting rooms within historic settings and advanced fitness facilities, Hôtel Raphael caters for the modern traveller while retaining its unique prestige.
Hotel Chevalier is a 2007 American-French short film written and directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman as former lovers who reunite in a Paris hotel room, the 13-minute film acts as a prologue to Anderson's 2007 feature The Darjeeling Limited. It was shot on location in a Parisian hotel by a small crew and self-financed by Anderson, who initially intended it to be a stand-alone work. Its first showing was at the Venice Film Festival première of the feature film on September 2, 2007, and it made its own debut later that month at Apple Stores in four American cities. The day after its première, it was made available for free from the iTunes Store for one month, during which it was downloaded more than 500,000 times. The film garnered near-universal critical acclaim from reviewers who compared it favorably with The Darjeeling Limited and praised its richness, poignancy, and careful construction.