Hôtel De Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel is the French Capital’s Newest Magnet for Dining and Entertainment

July 5, 2017

From breakfast through lunch, from tea time to an apéritif interlude, from cocktail hour to dinner and beyond, the eclectic restaurants and bars of the newly reopened Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel are attractions in their own right for a sophisticated clientele of Parisians, hotel guests and visitors to the capital.

L’Ecrin, Hôtel de Crillon’s gastronomic restaurant, will welcome a mere 28 guests per evening into the intimate 18th century décor of the Salon des Citronniers where they will savor the inventive and creative dishes of young Chef Christopher Hache, whose previous restaurant at the hotel earned a Michelin star. During the closure and transformation of Hôtel de Crillon, Hache spent a two-year sabbatical exploring new flavors, ingredients, and techniques with notable chefs throughout Asia and the Americas. He weaves those discoveries together with his French culinary savoir-faire to create the bold, surprising repertoire he presents at Hôtel de Crillon. L’Ecrin is open for dinner only.

A warm and convivial brasserie situated at the heart of the hotel, Brasserie d’Aumont is named for Hôtel de Crillon’s first resident, le duc d’Aumont. From breakfast to late-night, guests can enjoy an electric, quintessentially Parisian atmosphere while sampling refreshed brasserie classics prepared by Chef Justin Schmitt. Schmitt combines his appreciation of timeless French fare with talent, precision, and an exciting artistic touch. For example, Schmitt has a half-side of beef delivered each week from which he uses every single cut in his unique recipes. Brasserie d’Aumont seats 62 inside and 86 in the hotel’s al fresco courtyards.  Brasserie d’Aument is open daily.

Set in one of Hôtel de Crillon’s most historic spaces, Jardin d’Hiver not only entices with a relaxing ambiance perfect for teatime or post-shopping pauses but also invites indulgence with exquisite sweets imagined by Jérôme Chaucesse, Executive Pastry Chef. Chaucesse holds the distinction of being a Meilleur Ouvrier de France, which is the ultimate recognition for his skill and creativity in the sweet art of pastry-making. He oversees all the desserts, chocolates, cakes, and confections served at Hôtel de Crillon. Jardin d’Hiver features coffee by specialists Café Coutume and a tea selection by renowned expert Lydia Gautier, as well as one of the hotel’s most emblematic historical objects, the famous Baccarat crystal and gilded bronze elephant liqueur dispenser presented at the 1878 World Fair in Paris. Jardin d’Hiver seats 33 people, with an additional 13 seats in the gallery. Jardin d’Hiver is open daily.

The 60-seat bar Les Ambassadeurs, with its impeccable selection of the three “C’s” – cocktails, champagne, and caviar – is the newest “see and be seen” venue in Paris. A festive vibe with a surprising touch of decadence animates the historical setting (the ceiling is a registered landmark), which includes live music nightly, meticulously crafted cocktails by Head Barman Christophe Davoine, and an exclusive carte of prestigious champagnes. Les Ambassadeurs is open daily.

An impressive yet intimate venue, La Cave holds Hôtel de Crillon’s impressive collection of fine and rare wines, including labels from the early 20th century. In total, the hotel has 40,000 bottles – 2,300 references from 16 countries. Up to 12 connoisseurs can gather in this secluded, subterranean space for tastings of special food-and-wine pairing dinners led by Chef Sommelier Xavier Thuizat, whose multi-sensorial approach helps guests discover and appreciate the infinite nuances – colors, tastes, and bouquets – of fine wines and spirits. La Cave is open daily from late afternoon to 1 a.m.

L’Etincelle is a 24-hour exclusive, private cigar lounge of only 28 members, perfect for the modern epicure who seeks out the finest spirits, superb chocolates, and, of course, the rarest and most well-preserved cigars. Ten people can be seated inside, with eight outside on the Cour Gabriel terrace.

About Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel

Fronted by the majestic architecture of Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel faces the spectacular Place de la Concorde, one of the most beautiful city-squares in the world.  Built at Louis XV’s request, the hotel became the residence of the illustrious Count de Crillon and his family for many years and was transformed into a hotel in 1909 under the guidance of architect Walter-André Destailleur. Since then, its guest list has featured celebrities, politicians, artists, princes and queens, all attracted to the hotel’s unique and perennial reputation for excellence. Hôtel de Crillon has long since secured its iconic status as a one-of-a-kind property, a living testament to the very best way of life France has to offer.  Following a four-year transformation, the hotel opened in 2017 featuring 124 guestrooms and suites; four restaurants; Sense, A Rosewood Spa; a newly created swimming pool; three heritage landmark salons for meetings and functions, and more.

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About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 19 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 11 countries, with 17 new hotels under development. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood Hotels & Resorts collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood London.   Rosewood Hotels & Resorts targets to double its number of hotels in operation by 2020.   

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