Vincent Billiard appointed Managing Director of Hôtel de Crillon

November 17, 2019



Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vincent Billiard as Managing Director. After gaining extensive experience in the international luxury hotel management sector over the past 20 years, Vincent Billiard is now the youngest Managing Director of a luxury hotel in Paris.


A Parisian by birth, Vincent Billiard studied at the prestigious hospitality-management school ‘École hôtelière de Lausanne’, Switzerland, before beginning work at the Ritz-Carlton Group in 2003, where he worked for 13 years in various key roles. He started his career in the United States, before moving on to the Cayman Islands and then Asia. His notable roles included Hotel Manager in Tokyo, then General Manager in Tianjin, China, before he joined the Bulgari group in 2016 where he was in charge of the launch strategy for the first Bulgari Hotel & Residences in Shanghai. 


Vincent Billiard’s last posting was as General Manager at The St. Regis Singapore, he is set to start working as the Managing Director of Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel on 6 January 2020.


Through his varied international experience at luxury hotels, he has developed an intuitive understanding of the expectations of local and international clients, alongside excellent operational knowledge. Gaining these skills has culminated in his job as the Managing Director of one of the world’s most renowned luxury hotels.


Vincent Billiard says, “I am thrilled to be joining Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and the legendary Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel. It is an iconic hotel and an integral part of my childhood growing up in Paris. I am extremely excited to return to my hometown and lead this wonderful team and bring the culture of the city I grew up in to personally enliven the Rosewood brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy. Working closely with the team, I am confident my international experience and extensive background in luxury hospitality will continue to make Hôtel de Crillon one of the most majestic hotels in the world.”


“I am thrilled to welcome Vincent Billiard as Managing Director of Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel. The various roles he has had in the luxury hotel sector are a real asset for the management of this heritage property. It is also a privilege for the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts group to have a leader with so many values that we recognise in ourselves. In addition to being a Managing Director who is passionate about Hôtel de Crillon, Vincent Billiard will be a key driver of the influence of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in France,” stressed Radha Arora, President of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.



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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 28 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 19 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 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 Beijing, Rosewood London and Rosewood Hong Kong.


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About Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel

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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