Few hotels in the world can compete with the history of the Hôtel de Crillon. The building dates back to the XVIIIth century and features a palatial façade commissioned by King Louis XV. Marie Antoinette once took piano lessons in one of its salons and the count of Crillon called it his private residence. Since becoming a hotel in 1909 a long list of celebrities from Winston Churchill to Jackie Onassis, Madonna and Taylor Swift was hosted there. After undergoing extensive renovation estimated at US$222 million Hôtel de Crillon reopened its doors once again on July 5, 2017.
Situated centrally on the north side of the Place de la Concorde, in Paris’ 8th arrondissement the hotel is located within walking distance to Jardin des Tuileries, Champs-Elysées, Musée du Louvre and Grand Palais. To satisfy the most discerning shopping tastes the famous haute-couture Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Rue Royale are also a short walk away. Ten minutes’ walk in the opposite direction will take you to the capital's other exclusive shopping area, Avenue Montaigne, George V, and the Champs-Élysées. Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport lies 26km drive away and private luxury transfers can be arranged through the concierge. Hôtel de Crillon also offers luxury courtesy car service and valet parking.
The 124 rooms, including 36 suites, and 10 exceptionally large signature suites, including two designed by Karl Lagerfeld offer its guests an ultra-luxurious and quintessentially sophisticated experience in Paris. The hotel’s unique interiors are decorated thematically, but all share muted tones, gilt mirrors, chandeliers, sumptuous fabrics, precious woods and original artwork. The standard rooms are rather small, featuring elegant grey marble bathrooms and very large and comfortable beds dressed in the softest luxury linens. One of the two grand suites designed by Lagerfeld is installed with a two-ton marble bathroom, the other with a red marble fountain which was found in the hotel’s courtyard during renovation and repurposed into a sink. All of the interiors are equipped with the latest technological upgrades that are very easy to manage but for extra comfort all rooms have individually assigned butlers.
For fine dining, the hotel offers its guests two choices. First is the new L’Ecrin led by chef Christopher Hache. As extraordinary as it is sophisticated it offers eco-responsible seasonal cuisine featuring local producers from the Paris region. On the dessert menu, you will find the best of the French pastries prepared by the winner of the "Meilleur Ouvrier de France, 2015" competition for pastry, Jérôme Chaucesse. The second choice, is The Brasserie d’Aumont, offering a more casual experience, serving short, quintessential French bistro menu with classics prepared by chef Justin Schmitt.
For teatime head to the Jardin d’Hiver and try the exquisite French pastries paired with fine champagne. Alternatively, if you want to try something from a collection of fine and rare wines, including bottles dating to the early 20th century head to the subterranean space La Cave or a 60-seat bar Les Ambassadeurs, which features live music at night while serving signature cocktails under a beautiful historic ceiling.
As the name suggests, the beauty rituals at the Sense Spa are meant to exalt the senses. All of the treatments on offer have been carefully designed to spoil and relax. Two different cosmetic lines have been selected for this purpose: EviDenS de Beauté for the face and Maison Caulières for the body. EviDens is an exclusive line of products that pays tribute to the delicate beauty of the Japanese women, while Maison Caulières is a French line with an almost 300-year old family heritage and a natural know-how passed on from generation to generation.
In addition, you can also take an advantage of the services offered by a shiatsu master, a naturopath or an osteopath.
The facilities also include a stunning guest only sky-lit heated pool and state-of-the-art fitness studio. The magnificent pool lined with gold leaf decorated tiles is a mural work by famed ceramist Peter Lane. The hotel also features two hair salons serving both women and men.
Finally, the two internal courtyards, transformed during the renovation into lush, leafy gardens have been outfitted for the guests’ enjoyment with tables from the Winter Garden tearoom, as well as from the brasserie and the spa.
40 minutes (28km) from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), 40 minutes (19km) from Paris Orly (ORY) and 35 minutes (18km) from Le Bourget Airport (LBG), 15 minutes (4km) by car from Gare de Nord train station for Eurostar trains from London and Brussels.
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