< FRANCE | PARIS: Hôtel de Crillon
Enjoying an unrivalled position overlooking the Place de la Concorde, the history of the Hôtel de Crillon goes back to year 1758, when King Louis XV commissioned the greatest architect of his day, Jacques-Ange Gabriel, to build twin structures overlooking the Place de la Concorde. The building would later come to be the personal residence of the family of the Count of Crillon.
In 1909, under the impulse of architect Walter-André Destailleur, it was transformed into a luxury palace hotel. On March the 11th 1909, the Hôtel de Crillon gave
its first gala dinner in its reception rooms and the next day, opened its door to its first guests. Hôtel de Crillon belongs to an architectural style that is among
the finest examples of the French Neoclassical genre. With its magnificent Corinthian colonnade and sculptures by Coustou, the hotel’s façade is a registered
Over a span of more than 250 years, Hôtel de Crillon has watched history play out within its walls and on the Place de la Concorde just beyond its doors. The spirit of Marie-Antoinette still inhabits the hotel, where she once took music lessons in the salon that bears her name. The Salon des Aigles has witnessed both the 1778 signing of the first French-American treaty to recognize the Declaration of Independence and the 1919 signing of the Covenant of the League of Nations.
With its prestigious address and reputation for exquisite hospitality a la française, Hôtel de Crillon has attracted royalty, heads of state and celebrities over the course of its storied history. Artists in particular have chosen the hotel as their home away from home during their travels to Paris: Isadora Duncan, Igor Stravinsky, Diaghilev, Peggy Guggenheim, Charlie Chaplin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Andy Warhol, Leonard Bernstein, Madonna… each has inscribed their name in the hotel’s guest book.
Hôtel de Crillon is managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, a leading luxury hotel group whose portfolio includes both classic and contemporary establishments, including historic properties such as The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York and new classics such as Rosewood London.
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