Hôtel de Crillon

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With its high columns and large terraces that hang over the immense place de la Concorde and its fountains, its lights and its Obelisk, the Hotel Crillon is one of Paris' most august institutions.

The Hotel Crillon was built by the famous architect Jacques-Ange Gabriel in 1758 under the orders of King Louis XV as a residence for distinguished guests and foreign ambassadors in Paris. It belonged to the family of the Count of Crillon before becoming a palace in 1909, when it took on its principle role: that of welcoming prominent figures from around the world to the French capital.

For a long time it was the last palace in Paris to belong to a French family, the Taittingers, who are famed for their involvement in the business world, in the luxe industry and, of course, in the champagne. Taken over by the Starwood Capital Fund in 2006, the Crillon is still awaiting renovations that will increase the number of suites and add the SPA that the hotel currently lacks.

With its 103 standard rooms, its 39 suites and its 5 penthouse suites, the Hotel Crillon exudes both charm and elegance with a certain finesse and sobriety.

While the standard bedrooms overlook the interior courtyards or the rue Boissy d'Anglas, the penthouse suites offer a splendid view of the place de la Concorde. From the terraces of the Bernstein and Louis XV suites, one can even take in a panoramic view of the whole of Paris.

The bedrooms are luxurious - without being ostentatious - well-balanced and almost void of all objects, as if the freshly coloured panelling, with its sky blues, yellows and mauves, and the antique furniture were being allowed space to breathe. The uniformity of the colours, coupled with the finesse of the patterns and the carvings, is wholly appealing. Indeed, perhaps the only evidence of true luxurious extravagance is the marble in the bathrooms and the silk curtains.

Decorated by Sybille de Margerie and Sonia Rykiel, the penthouse suites and the lounges offer even more opulence, combining Hungarian parquet flooring, rugs, gilding and period furniture.

Revamped by the young and talented Jean-François Piège, the hotel restaurant, Les Ambassadeurs, offers a scintillating and historic gourmet menu of exotic and innovative cuisine. The hotel's second restaurant, l'Obelisque, offers a chic, intimate, brasserie-style layout.

A winter garden overlooks the hotel's pink marble reception, and a succession of lounge areas provide guests with several places to find privacy while still fully profiting from hotel life.

Keeping its links with an old, European tradition, every year in late November since 1991 the hotel hosts the famous "bal des debutantes".  This sumptuous occasion hosted under the aegis of some of the world's most famous designers welcomes young, illustrious, aristocratic individuals from all over the world to participate in a grand ball that includes a joyous waltz. For those who attend this lavish occasion the memories will no doubt last for more than just one night.

Situated in the heart of Paris, right next door to the famous Buddha Bar and surrounded by embassies and luxury boutiques housing some of the most prestigious of fashion labels, the Crillon possesses a unique status: that of a historic palace around which it seems the city itself was built. The service is rigorous and very attentive.

 

The clientele

With a clientele consisting of politicians, businessmen and celebrities, the Crillon continues to embody a certain art of living. Without having the impact of certain other Parisian palaces, it upholds a prestigious image of good taste and a philosophy that is shared by its connoisseurs.

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Hôtel de Crillon

10, place de la Concorde
75001

Metro station : Concorde