Every time, Paris is a great idea, specifically if you get to stay in the most talked-about re-launch of the year. One of the oldest and most luxurious hotels in the world, Hotel de Crillon is nothing short of perfect.
Constructed in 1758, Hotel de Crillon features an incomparable location spot that overlooks Place de la Concorde. Presenting a sophisticated and grand history, the iconic palace captures the very essence of France.
Given its flawless symmetry, Neoclassical architecture and facade, the hotel’s design aims to capture everyone’s senses. It has, for many years, bedazzled generations of guests and has hosted some of the greatest events in history. The structure has survived 2 kings of France, the French Revolution, Napoleonic Empire’s triumph and collapse and the birth of the League of Nations.
King Louis XV during 1758 has appointed Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the best architect of his generation to put together twin structures overseeing Place de la Concorde. The outcome was a masterpiece of 18th century architecture. Behind a facade is a charming private residential property adorned by the era’s greatest artisans and skilled craft workers. Such are the beginnings of Hotel de Crillon, created to host the world’s great ambassadors. Originally houses distinguished family of the Counts of Crillon, the private mansion was made into an extravagant palace in 1909 following the directives of architect Walter-Andre Destailleur.
Renovation of a Country’s Treasure
Located at the foot of the Champs-Elysees, Hotel de Crillon shut its doors in March of 2013 to undergo on a huge renovation to improve further the grandeur and lavishness of the outstanding building, whilst preserving the nature of its impressive 18th-century structure. Getting the inspiration from its celebrated history, and in respect to its traditions and true to its disposition, the restoration added a modern touch to the hotel.
With the supervision of prominent architect Richard Martinet, the art director Aline Asmar d’Amman and 4 Paris based decorators Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol, Culture in Architecture and Tristan Auer have produced a vivid tapestry of classy interiors. The make over of Hotel de Crillon proposes unmatched opulence with extensive, art spaces that conclude in a passionate climax, elegantly articulating the soul of Paris.
Highly engaging, natural and experienced team is readily available to offer straightforward professional advice and to lend a hand on requests with ease and effectiveness. The hotel offers services that includes a courtesy car, dedicated luxury transfers, and valet parking at guests’ disposal. Furthermore, just so no one leaves Paris without doing a bit of shopping, an exclusive collection of custom-made products is available in the boutiques inside the hotel for visitors’ convenience.
Other amenities and hotel services include a 24-hour business center, 24-hour personal butler service, concierge service, spa, pool, gym, salons, terraces, boardroom and private wine cellar for private events, pet program and more.
Hotel de Crillon has long been considered as one of the most majestic establishments in the world. This Rosewood Hotel has been constantly acknowledged by the leading publications, travel magazines and consumer organizations in the world. In 2018, it was given TATLER TRAVEL AWARDS – Vamped-up vision 2018.
On September 19, 2018, he received the distinction “Palace” and became France’s 25th palace.
Famous Personalities and Celebrity Guests
Here are some well-known officials, music idols and film stars, businessmen and TV personalities who have stayed in the hotel and their interesting stories.
– US President Richard Nixon, Winston Churchill, Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Jordan’s Queen Noor
– Kingdom of Morocco’s King Mohamed V and Queen Sofia of Spain.
– Nobel Prize winners Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres
– in 2000, the French football team , winner of the European Championship of Nations (Euro 2000, organized in Belgium and the Netherlands this summer), greets the crowd from the balcony of Marie Antoinette
– Cuban leader Fidel Castro;
– Prince Henri de Polignac was born there on January 2, 1878
– world famous performer Madonna is one of the regular customers when she stays in Paris
Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group, Mohamed Dekkak, recently paid a visit to Hôtel de Crillon together with friend Mustapha Alaoui. He is currently in France on a business trip and has been enjoying the fine destination spots of Paris.