Debbie and I loved the old Ritz Paris and, unfortunately, missed the re-opening of the new Ritz Paris by one day.
The Telegraph has a neat new video (below) that will leave Ritz Paris fans drooling. Here’s the Telegraph’s description:
The grand dame closed for refurbishment in July 2012 after it failed to win France’s coveted “Palace” status – an award for the finest of five-star hotels – which is currently held by eight Parisian hotels, including Hôtel Le Bristol, Mandarin Oriental and Le Royal Monceau.
The new reincarnation will remain true to the Ritz’s original soul, though some big updates have been employed: a full renovation of all rooms, suites and bathrooms (which will now hold separate baths and tubs plus heated floors), a new courtyard with a retractable roof, new spa Ritz Club complete with a neoclassical swimming pool and the world’s first Chanel spa, and a new chef, Nicholas Sale, at the helm of L’Espadon restaurant.
The revered Bar Hemingway will remain largely untouched.