Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris elevated to the status of ‘Palace’

September 26, 2018

After four years of renovation work, Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, reopened on July 5th 2017. It now joins the elite group of the 25 most prestigious French establishments awarded the ranking of ‘Palace’.

At the last committee meeting of the Palace Commission, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, awarded the distinction of Palace to the Hôtel de Crillon for a period of five years.

Since its opening in 1909, the Hôtel de Crillon has significantly contributed to the promotion of French savoire-faire and excellence throughout the world, personifying the model of French luxury. Over the years, it has become an iconic address - an institution. Entrusted to the care of architect Richard Martinet for the four years of renovation work that has allowed the hotel to become the epitome of french hospitality, the prestigious institution today welcomes travellers from around the world to an exceptional location, able to satisfy and please the most demanding guests. 147 artistic professions and 250 french creftsmen collaborated to revive its success while respecting the codes of the 21st century.
"Receiving the Palace distinction only 1 year after our reopening, is the recognition of the daily work of our 380 employees who embody the Parisian spirit of our establishment and define the French art de vivre", says Marc Raffray, Managing Director of the Hôtel de Crillon.

List of the 25 distinguished hotels with the distinction of Palace in France

The rank of Palace was created in November 2010 to highlight exceptional hotels, one of the strong qualifications of France as a desirable holiday destination. This ranking makes it possible to distinguish and recognise among the many 5-star establishments, those whose exceptional geographical location, historical, aesthetic and/or particular heritage importance and bespoke service, place them among the jewels of the French hotel industry.

The Palace distinction also helps to promote the value of these establishments on the international scene and contributes to the influence of French culture, and the attraction of France for visitors. The distinction is awarded for a period of five years, after an initial investigation phase conducted by Atout France based on objective eligibility criteria. A second evaluation phase (including visits and discussions) is conducted by a commission, consisting of personalities from the world of literature, the arts, culture, media and business, appointed by the Minister of Tourism.


Fronted by the majestic architecture of Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel overlooks 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 reopened in 2017 and now boasts 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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