The Ritz Paris is a mythical place in the capital, first of all for its unique location, Place Vendôme, a symbol of French elegance and chic. And second and probably the most important, it’s famous guest that made the history of the Parisian hotel timeless. If you are wondering where to stay in Paris for your next trip, here are 7 things you didn’t know about the Ritz Paris.
The Ritz Paris opened in 1898, the Hotel was a revolution in terms of technology. Each room could enjoy having the telephone and a bathtub and it was incredible at the time! The Ritz Paris was the only Hotel that could offer that luxury to its clients.
One the Suite of the Hotel is designed after the bedroom of Marie Antoinette in Versailles Castle thus its interior decoration is unique and infinitely elegant. Discover the wonderful Imperial Suite, the biggest, with the most beautiful view over the Place Vendôme but of course the most expensive.
The hotel was renovated from 2012 until 2016 by Thierry W. Despont and the ballroom was extended to reanimate the spirit of joy and freedom that was spread there after World War II.
The Ritz Paris has a bar named after the writer Ernest Hemingway, an essential figure in the place that participated in the unique history of this place. He wrote, “When I dream of afterlife in heaven, the action always takes place in the Paris Ritz.” The sentence describes well how the clients of the hotel are treated.
The world known designer Gabrielle Chanel lived there for 37 years and has now a Suite named after her. Chanel is now very present in the Hotel, you will find a Spa dedicated to the brand for example. Discover the Suite Coco Chanel.
The Hotel has its own gastronomy school, the École Ritz Escoffier aims to provide a good formation about the French Cuisine in pastry as well as gastronomy. You will for sure enjoy an excellent meal in the restaurant.
Despite all of those amazing characteristics, the Ritz Paris is still not in the rank of Palace in France. Although with the renovation, the goal is to one day achieve this dream.