Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announced this week that it would be managing the iconic Hôtel de Crillon on Paris’ Place de la Concorde. It will be the second European hotel in Rosewood’s portfolio, joining Rosewood London, which opened in October 2013.
A city that has long been known for its luxury, Paris is upping the ante in the hotel scene as of late. In the past five years, a number of high-end hotel groups (Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La, Raffles) have descended upon the City of Light, which in turn ignited the renovation of a string of classic hotels such as Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris; Hôtel Le Bristol Paris; Ritz Paris and Hôtel Plaza Athénée. All of the new properties and high-end makeovers certainly didn’t hurt in Forbes Travel Guide’s decision of making Paris its next rated city.
The historic Hôtel de Crillon closed its doors in spring 2013 to embark on a massive two-year restoration, and is slated to reopen in 2015. As one of the most revered hotels in Paris, it’s only natural that the renovation respects the tradition and character of the famed structure, though plenty of contemporary touches will be added. Since the majestic building was erected in 1758, it has survived two French kings, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire — if that doesn’t stand the test of time, we don’t know what does.
Hôtel de Crillion, previously managed by Concorde Hotels & Resorts, will fit right in with Rosewood’s eclectic collection. Historic properties such as Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Carlyle in New York and the aforementioned Rosewood London are prime examples of how this luxury hotel group can provide the latest and greatest in comfort and amenities, while still honoring the past.
Photo Courtesy of Hôtel de Crillion