Karl Lagerfeld to design two suites for Hotel De Crillon, Paris

Karl Lagerfeld has been commissioned to design two suites for Hotel de Crillon, which is currently closed until 2015 for a complete restoration. This Parisian landmark was originally built in 1758.  Lagerfeld will design two of the hotel’s suites, which he sees as “grand apartments”.

Hôtel de Crillon, which recently joined Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, is located at Place de la Concorde. The building stood through the reign of two French Kings, the French Revolution, the rise and fall of the Napoleonic Empire and the birth of the League of Nations.

The current restoration will be completed in 2015. The architect of this restoration is Richard Martinet, while the new interiors are being created by three Paris-based decorators, Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer, under the artistic direction of Aline d’Amman.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages 18 luxury properties in nine countries. The Rosewood collection includes The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas, USA. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts targets to double its portfolio within five years with 11 future hotels currently announced.

Fronted by the architecture of Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the Hôtel de Crillon faces the Concorde. Built at Louis XV’s request, the hotel became the residence of the Crillon Counts’ family for many years and was transformed into a palace in 1909 under architect Walter-André Destailleur.

Hotel de Crillon

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