PARIS—Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel reopens today after undergoing an extensive four-year restoration. Located in the heart of Paris at 10 Place de la Concorde, the hotel’s past provides a backdrop for its modern-day story. During the hotel’s closure, master craftsmen, artisans and designers worked to strike a balance between conservation and transformation.
Hôtel de Crillon’s 78 rooms, 36 suites and 10 signature suites are outfitted with bespoke furnishings, antiques and curated objets d’art.
F&B outlets include L’Ecrin, a gastronomic restaurant; 60-seat bar Les Ambassadeurs for cocktails; and Jardin d’Hiver for tea and pastries.
“I am tremendously proud to welcome Hôtel de Crillon to the Rosewood family, and as our third property in Europe,” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “Rosewood’s guiding philosophy is ‘A Sense of Place’ and this hotel intrinsically reflects the heart and soul of Paris. It radiates fine French contemporary lifestyle, timeless yet with an edge, not only in its design, but also in gastronomy, art and service. Today, we greet the creative and the bold who represent the forward-thinking France of today, and travelers from all around the world who are looking for unique experiences amidst an exquisite sense of place.”
Owner representatives Ramzi Wakim and Laurent Dusonchet (Avangard Advisory), together with a project management team, orchestrated the renovation. Architect Richard Martinet led the entire restoration and renovation, including the landmark facade and grand reception rooms on the second floor, which are classified heritage landmarks.
Four Paris-based designers created the hotel’s interiors: Tristan Auer, Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol, and Aline Asmar d’Amman. The approach was to respect history, while simultaneously injecting a modern attitude and a touch of Parisian irreverence, according to the brand. In addition, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has decorated two suites—together called “Les Grands Appartements”—that convey his personal vision of French chic and modernity. Landscape architect Louis Benech conceived Hôtel de Crillon’s whimsical courtyards.