No need to introduce the hotel Bristol, famous palace located in the rue de Faubourg Saint Honore in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The Bristol holds a competition through its Facebook page, and the great prize to win is a night for 2 in the famous Parisian hotel.
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It is an (almost) unique place in Paris, the bar of Hotel Concorde La Fayette has been given a new life, and has just reopened its doors after 6 months of renovation.
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It’s been 6 months we didn’t talk much about the new hotel standards and mostly we haven’t done an inventory of the number of hotels who transferred to the new standards.
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After a few years and 100 million euros, the Bristol is seeing the end of the renovation work and opens its doors onto a contemporary luxury. This 5 star facility located on the Faubourg Saint Honoré has 2 extra suites, a gastronomic restaurant in a new decor and a state of the art spa for a high level relaxation.
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The hotel Novotel Vaugirard Montparnasse makes the headlines in November 2011 with the inauguration of a hi-tech room with Microsoft using this showcase to display their skills.
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The Ritz, Place Vendome… here’s a setting known all around the world. Past the fame, the Ritz hasn’t been in big renovation since 1979… meaning forever !
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Last May, when the list of the first Parisian Palaces (at least the ones getting the now official name), the absence of the hotel George V didn’t go unnoticed. And the mistake has just been repaired.
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Old standards in the french hotel business and their famous blue octagonal sign are entering their final year. This is what states the law about the new hotel standards, law from July 22nd, 2009.
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Today, May 5th 2011, was revealed the list of the first 8 hotels to be granted the official palace rating, 4 of them are located in Paris.
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As everyone knows, France has a new government since last sunday. Herve Novelli gives way to Frederic Lefebvre for everything concerning the tourist industry. Herve Novelli is the one to whom we owe the new hotel standards, the Palace regulations ; his successor, Frederic Lefebvre, before he was Secretary of State, has been UMP spokesperson, deputy, Nicolas Sarkozy’s advisor … amongst other things.
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