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