This month, Rosewood Hotel group recently reopened their prestigious luxury hotel, Hôtel de Crillon in Paris. Baroque Travel has all the details
The iconic Hôtel de Crillon was first opened in the 18th Century at 10 Place de la Concorde in Paris. Now a famous city landmark, this historic treasure house has been reopened after an intensive four-year renovation to preserve its historic interior but offer a luxury travel experience for 21st Century travellers. During the renovation, artisans, master craftsmen and designers collaborated together to find a delicate balance between meticulously preserving the historic building and transforming it into a modern palace.
The result in a super-stylish, chic enclave that perfectly reflects its history and culture. History has been brought to life but with a modern twist and the combination of ancient and contemporary is a delight to behold. Visitors here will still find de Crillon’s famous golden interiors, amethyst chandeliers and crystal Baccarat decanters.
Architect Richard Martinent was the driving force behind the entire refurbishment and was responsible for the transformation of the building’s façade as well as its exquisite reception rooms on the second floor, all of which are classified as heritage landmarks. He was assisted by Artistic Director Aline Asmar d’Amman, and four Paris-based interior designers. In addition, iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld decorated two of the exceptional suites in the hotel. Caleld ‘Les Grands Aparrtments’, they portray Lagerfeld’s personal vision of French chic and modernity. The magical courtyards in the hotel are the masterpieces of landscape architect Louis Benech.
In all, the hotel features 78 rooms, 36 suites and 10 signature suites, including the two Lagerfeld-designed suites mentioned above. All accommodation is elegant and features bespoke furniture, exquisite antiques and carefully picked objets d’art. However, the 10 signature suites are the hotel’s pride and joy, and are already being touted as the finest accommodation in the city.
The Louis XV Suite features a private terrace overlooking Place de la Concorde and offers breathtaking views of the Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower. The Marie-Antoinette Suite is more feminine, with pearl-grey décor and touches of rose pink. It offers a private indoor terrace with stunning views of the Cour d’Honneur as well as a private balcony overlooking the Place de la Concorde. Amongst the other suites are the three Ateliers d’Artistes suites, which pay tribute to the bohemian painters and poets who lived a creative Paris life.
Of course, the hotel restaurants and bars are exceptional. They include L’Ecrin, a gourmet restaurant, Salon de Citronniers that seats just 22 guests and is run by Michelin-starred chef Christopher Hache, who spent two years studying abroad whilst the hotel was being transformed. There’s also the inviting Brasserie d’Aumont with its eclectic Parisian personality. For high tea and superb delicacies, guests can visit Jardin d’Hiver.
Let’s not forget the bar, Les Ambassadeurs, which seats up to 60 people and offers meticulously crafted cocktails and exceptional champagnes which guests enjoy along with live music. The cellar, La Cave, is where you’ll find the hotel’s exceptional wine collection.
Hôtel de Crillon also features a new swimming pool area, spa, hair salon, barber and fitness center.