Rosewood reopens restored Hotel de Crillon

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Live music will be played nightly at Les Ambassadeurs bar.
Live music will be played nightly at Les Ambassadeurs bar.

Paris' iconic Hotel de Crillon reopened under the management of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts on Wednesday after a four-year renovation that included the addition of two suites decorated by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Architect Richard Martinet led the restoration and renovation of Hotel de Crillon, including the facade and grand reception rooms on the second floor, which are classified heritage landmarks.

The hotel, located on the city's Place de la Concorde, has 124 rooms, including 46 suites. One of the 10 "signature suites" include the Suite Bernstein, named for the late composer Leonard Bernstein, a guest of the hotel. Guests staying in the Suite Bernstein can see the Eiffel Tower in the distance from the terrace.

Architect Richard Martinet led the restoration and renovation of Hotel de Crillon, including the landmark facade.
Architect Richard Martinet led the restoration and renovation of Hotel de Crillon, including the landmark facade.

The Louis XV suite also has a private terrace that looks out onto Place de la Concorde with views of the Eiffel Tower and Grand Palais. The Marie-Antoinette suite "reflects a feminine spirit with pearl-gray decor and touches of rosy pink," Rosewood said.

The hotel features three new Ateliers d'Artistes suites nestled under the property's mansard roof. The spaces pay tribute to the bohemian poets and painters who lived the artist's life in Paris.

The new Suite Bernstein's terrace. The suite is named for composer Leonard Bernstein.
The new Suite Bernstein's terrace. The suite is named for composer Leonard Bernstein.

The two suites designed by Lagerfeld are called Les Grands Appartements. Rosewood says the spaces convey Lagerfeld's "personal vision of French chic and modernity."

The hotel has five restaurants. L'Ecrin seats just 22 guests each night and is headed by chef Christopher Hache, whose previous restaurant at the hotel earned a Michelin star.

Located in the heart of the hotel, Brasserie d'Aumont "presents an eclectic, quintessentially Parisian atmosphere complemented by revisited brasserie classics prepared by chef Justin Schmitt," Rosewood said.

The hotel calls Les Ambassadeurs "the new place to see and be seen in Paris." Live music will be played nightly at the bar, whose ceiling is a registered landmark.

Jardin d'Hiver is set in one of Hotel de Crillon's most historic spaces.
Jardin d'Hiver is set in one of Hotel de Crillon's most historic spaces.

Set in one of Hotel de Crillon’s most historic spaces, Jardin d'Hiver invites guests to have tea, a glass of champagne or one of the sweets by pastry chef Jerome Chaucesse.

La Cave holds Hotel de Crillon's collection of fine and rare wines, including labels from the beginning of the 20th century. Guests can dine in the subterranean space for food-and-wine pairing dinners upon request.

For the first time, the Hotel de Crillon has a swimming pool. Rosewood calls the area "an elegant, aquatic salon featuring a mural work by noted ceramist Peter Lane." Other recreational facilities include a fitness studio and Rosewood's Sense Spa. 

The Hotel de Crillon's new pool area.
The Hotel de Crillon's new pool area.

The hotel's three salons include one where the first French-American treaty to recognize the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1778.

The building was commissioned in 1758 by King Louis XV and was a family residence until becoming a hotel in 1909. The hotel was operated by Concorde Hotels before its 2013 closure.

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