Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to Manage Hôtel de Crillon, Paris
December 3, 2013
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed to manage the legendary Hôtel de Crillon in Paris. Rosewood is widely regarded as a leading ultra-luxury hotel company whose portfolio includes both contemporary classics and historic properties such as Rosewood London and The Carlyle, the quintessential New York hotel. Hôtel de Crillon is currently closed while it undergoes a complete restoration lasting two years and will reopen in 2015.
“Hôtel de Crillon is more than just one of the world’s most majestic hotels. It is a landmark that personifies the poise, elegance and spirit of Paris,” says Radha Arora, president of Rosewood. “We strongly believe that the hotel aligns perfectly with Rosewood’s core ethos of A Sense of Place® and we look forward to drawing upon our expertise and experience to help write the next chapter in the history of this iconic property.”
“It was essential for us to find an operator who was able to grasp the uniqueness of this iconic property,” say Ramzi Wakim and Laurent Dusonchet, managing partners of Avangard Advisory, the owner’s representatives. “We were seduced by Rosewood’s tailor-made approach, its A Sense of Place® philosophy and its understanding of true luxury. We are thrilled to have them as partners and we are confident that the Hôtel de Crillon will set new standards among the palace hotels.”
Originally built in 1758, Hôtel de Crillon enjoys an unrivalled position overlooking Place de la Concorde, the most enviable address in Paris. Its walls are alive with history and the building has stood through the reign of two French Kings, the French Revolution, the rise and fall of the Napoleonic Empire and the birth of the League of Nations. The current restoration will add a contemporary polish to the hotel while remaining respectful of its traditions and faithful to its character. The architect is Richard Martinet and three Paris-based decorators, Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer, overseen by Lebanese artistic director, Aline d’Amman, will be creating the new interiors.
This announcement comes shortly after the launch of Rosewood London. Housed in a grand Edwardian Belle Époque building, the hotel opened in October and received great acclaim for its sensitive transformation, seamless service and rich interiors. Rosewood has embarked upon an ambitious global expansion with a particular focus on Europe and Asia. In 2014, the brand will open hotels in Beijing, Riyadh and Baha Mar with further openings already announced including Phuket, Bali and Bangkok.
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts:
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 18 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in nine countries. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, Texas, USA. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts targets to double its portfolio within five years with 11 future hotels currently announced.
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About Hôtel de Crillon
Fronted by the majestic architecture of Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the Hôtel de Crillon faces the spectacular Concorde, one of the most beautiful city-squares in the world, while extending a legendary connection with the unmissable Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Built at Louis XV’s request, the hotel became the residence of the illustrious Count Crillon’s family for many years and was transformed into a palace in 1909 under the direction of architect Walter-André Destailleur. Since then, it has welcomed travelers from around the world. Its guests are a refined and cosmopolitan group of celebrities, politicians, artists, princes and queens, all attracted to the hotel’s unique and perennial reputation for excellence. The Hôtel de Crillon has long since secured its mythical status as a one-of-a-kind establishment, a living testament to the very best way of life France has to offer.SEE ALL PRESS RELEASES
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