HÔTEL DE CRILLON
The most beautiful hotel in the world has reopened after four years of restoration. Going beyond its own legend, the Parisian palace paid a wonderful tribute to French fine arts with a project conducted by Cyril Vergniol.
Occupying a total surface of 16.740 sqm. and seven floors, the hotel comprises lounges, restaurants, rooms and suites, complete with a new pool and a spa facility.
‘Each room was unique, we had to play with moldings and volumes. We were lucky to have benefited from the multiplicity of skills offered by arts and crafts in France, whether it is the passementerie work by Verrier, mirrors with gold leaf patina from Atelier Higué, door handles by Maison Fontaine who specially created the nickel champagne hue for the hotel, silk and wood tapestry by Sabine de Gunzburg’ Cyril Vergniol enumerates.
The prestigious suites on the first floor were designed by Karl Lagerfeld who pays a subtle homage to Marie-Antoinette with touches of shagreen, gadrooned marble, wool velvet, handmade embroidery, and bespoke furniture.
Le Bar des Ambassadeurs now occupies the location of the eponymous restaurant decorated by Chahan Minassian who created a very cosy place as he did with Le Jardin d’Hiver teamed up on with landscape architect Louis Benech.
The gastronomic restaurant, the brasserie, the Cigar lounge and the Cognac shop were designed by Tristan Auer.
The new spa Sense offers authentic rituals by French brand EviDenS. It is the creation of a lover of beauty who wished to honor the delicate beauty of Japanese women and blends Japanese excellency with French lifestyle.
‘We imagined the project as if the place still belonged to the Crillon family, with each generation since the 18th century, safeguarding the best to pass on to the next one’, Cyril Vergniol explains.