Rosewood is widely regarded as a leading ultra-luxury hotel company whose portfolio includes both contemporary classics and historic properties such as Rosewood London and The Carlyle, the quintessential New York hotel. Hôtel de Crillon is currently closed while it undergoes a complete restoration lasting two years and will reopen in 2015.
Originally built in 1758, Hôtel de Crillon enjoys an unrivalled position overlooking Place de la Concorde, the most enviable address in Paris. Its walls are alive with history and the building has stood through the reign of two French Kings, the French Revolution, the rise and fall of the Napoleonic Empire and the birth of the League of Nations. The current restoration will add a contemporary polish to the hotel while remaining respectful of its traditions and faithful to its character. The architect is Richard Martinet and three Paris-based decorators, Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer, overseen by Lebanese artistic director, Aline d’Amman, will be creating the new interiors.
This announcement comes shortly after the launch of Rosewood London. Housed in a grand Edwardian Belle Époque building, the hotel opened in October and received great acclaim for its sensitive transformation, seamless service and rich interiors. Rosewood has embarked upon an ambitious global expansion with a particular focus on Europe and Asia. In 2014, the brand will open hotels in Beijing, Riyadh and Baha Mar with further openings already announced including Phuket, Bali and Bangkok.