Embracing the music of the night with a stay in the location that inspired one of the world’s longest running and most-loved musicals, The Phantom of the Opera …

The Airbnb team has been at it again with another of their remarkable “Only On … Airbnb” stays.

This time, music lovers were in for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as the Airbnb team announced the news that the historic Palais Garnier Opera in Paris was welcoming opera buffs.

For the first time ever, one of the most exclusive private viewing areas in the theatre, the Box of Honour, was transformed into a majestic bedroom.

Guests were invited spend an exceptional night, befitting the mysteries and architectural splendour of the Palais Garnier, and ‘haunt’ the halls of the iconic building, including a visit to the real underground lake, home of the Phantom, featured in the famous novel.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Host of the stay was none other than Véronique Leroux, the great-granddaughter of French novelist Gaston Leroux who created the world-famous phantom character.

The media were huge “phans” (sorry) of the story and jumped right on it with 24 pieces of coverage to date including in The Times, Mail Online, Daily Star, iNews, Independent, and Condé Naste Traveller – as well as a phantastic (sorry again) hit on BBC Breakfast to top it off.