NYT: As the World Cup moves into the quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds, one Paris establishment is offering the ultimate setting for watching a match: Le Royal Monceau, the grand Philippe Starck-redesigned hotel situated in the Eighth Arondissement. The hotel’s private theater, with seating for 99, will screen the playoff matches in live broadcast, enhanced with a few choice amenities. There will be strawberry and basil caipirinhas (in deference to the host country).

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