Though 2020 brought global travel to a near halt, fortunately things did keep moving in the ever- changing travel industry. In a year that was far from ordinary, some extraordinary properties went ahead and opened. There are also many others are in the process of doing so this upcoming spring. In the next few weeks, we will share with you some of our favorites in the countries we can help you discover. This week, we are focusing on some dream destinations for your next trip to France. Take notes, add them to your wanderlust travel list. We cannot wait to show you some of these amazing hotels!
JK Place Paris: open
The Italian luxury hotel chain opened their first property outside of Italy with its new, chic hotel in Paris. The location is spectacular and sophisticated and there are many reasons we love it. First, the rooms are comfortable and luxurious. Second, its “unsigned”, so it feels like returning to your private mansion in the heart of the city. Also, it’s an easy 10 minutes’ walk from the Jardin des Tuileries and five minutes from the Musée d’Orsay. In the summer, the gardens are one of our favorite places to spend a shady afternoon. We love the proximity JK Place has! To top it all off, you are also close to the center of the Saint Germain neighborhood and the best restaurants and shops on the Left Bank. Every touch of the hotel makes it immediately a rival to other high end places in the city of light.
In one of Paris’ most exclusive neighborhoods by the Opéra, the Kimpton is opening its first property in Spring of 2021. With 149 guest rooms and 27 suites, the hotel has special touches that make a stay truly unique. These include yoga mats in every room, a hosted evening Wine Hour and complimentary bikes to explore the city, rooftop terrace – all great reasons to make this your next stop on a Parisian holiday!
Bvlgari Hotel, Paris: opening 2021
With a desirable location along the famous “Triangle d’Or”, one of Paris’ most exclusive and distinctive areas, the Bvlgari Hotel promises to be a spectacular choice. The area has a wealth of luxury shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions. The hotel will offer 76 rooms, most of them suites. Above all, there is a full range of luxury facilities including a spa with an 80-foot pool. As in other Bvlgari properties, the restaurant, bar and courtyard garden will certainly become spots to be seen!
Airelles, Château de Versailles: opening 2021
This new opening, scheduled for 2021, has been getting attention for years. In 2015, the management of the Château de Versailles started accepting bids to transform three properties just outside the main gates. Airelles and Ducasse Paris won the contract to develop the fourth hotel for this luxury French chain. The hotel will be housed within three buildings from the late 1800’s – Le Grand Contrôle, Le Petit Contrôle and the Pavillon des première cent marches. The project has been huge, as the design is meticulously recreating and researching the original property. Artisans were called from all over the country to recreate original features like flooring and woodwork. In short, the 14 incredible rooms give guests a once of a lifetime experience. They can “trace” the footsteps of history, of Marie Antoinette through the Orangerie garden.
Mondrian, Cannes and Bordeaux: opening 2021
The world famous Accor hotel chain is bringing two new luxury properties from its Mondrian label to France. Mondrian properties are in unique, culturally fascinating destinations, and the choice of Cannes and Bordeaux means both of these great cities have something extra for our clients to look forward to!
First, the Cannes Grand Hotel on the city’s Promenade de la Croisette is being refurbished and renovated to reopen this spring under the Mondrian label. Along with the glitz of the French riviera, it will offer 75 guest rooms, a private beach and a 4000 sq foot garden.
Finally, the Bordeaux Mondrian will also open next year. It boasts a 2000 sq foot terrace, lounge bar and 97 rooms. The refurbishment of this 3-story, 19th century structure has been much anticipated in beautiful Bordeaux.
Chic and sophisticated, this recently opened property quickly became recognized as one of the leading hotels in France. It sits in the former cellars and warehouses of the Monnet Cognac house on the shore of the Charente river. Impeccable service, a gorgeous pool and spa, and an enviable location in the city of Cognac. Even though spaces in the hotel date back to the early 1800’s, the “feel” is modern comfortable luxury. It seems like nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
Built in 1760 and named for the Loire Valley village in which it is located, this luxury hotel has been meticulously restored and recently reopened. This property is truly grand, touches like hand painted wallpaper and several centuries worth of artifacts adorn the 12 rooms. Grand ballrooms, salons, stables and courtyards adorn the hotel. The outdoor pool is a haven in the summer, and the property is remarkable child friendly. With 80 acres of grounds and gardens, it’s easy to fall into imagining you are in your own french fairytale.