One of the most famous hotels in Paris is back. And not only for tourists but also for locals and design lovers, this is great news! Besides filling the gap when one wonders where to stay in Paris, this is a cultural statement. After four years and $200 millions, the Ritz Paris is reborn and invites you to experience a new approach to the City of Light.” – as we can read in the hotel website. Take a tour inside the renovated Ritz hotel in Paris and see how it honours its standards of beauty and opulence.
In charge of the hotel’s renovation was Thierry W. Despont, the New York-based french architect and designer, who said that the hotel “needed a redo, but maintaining its essence and strong identity was essential, and my vision was to keep the Ritz exactly as it was but better.” The result is amazing. In the words of its owner Mr. al-Fayed “The new Ritz Paris remains the same as the old Ritz Paris but in a better version.” If you’re travelling to the french capital, this is going to be on your top list of places to stay.
The Ritz still has the traditional 18th-century French décor that its guests are familiar with, but now there is a lighter, fresher feel throughout. Its grand décor and intimate salons welcome guests to rediscover a unique atmosphere and the inimitable French art de vivre.
The 142 rooms bear the same gilt aesthetic as before, but now in a series of romantic pastel colour palettes. From those, 71 are suites. The design team’s most painstaking work begs you not to notice it. They spent months reupholstering and preserving 80 percent of the hotel’s furnishings, for instance, including 274 chandeliers, 1,295 paintings, and 178 clocks. They kept beloved details like the hotel’s signature peach towels and swan-shaped sink faucets. And they restored every inch of the 1792 facade. All this to make the hotel look exactly the same as before, only better.
Each room at the hotel offer a unique ambience and is as glorious as ever. Comfort and luxury will make your nights spent here. The hotel interiors are beautiful and inviting as can be.
This historic Paris hotel prides itself on mastering the art of old-world luxury. And do today’s guests want a 19th-century stage set on which to playact high society? The Ritz is betting they do.
In order to separate itself from the ever-growing competitive landscape of Parisian luxury hotels, it has doubled down precisely on its “Ritziness”: its old-world charm, extreme French-ness and legendary history.