Richard Martinet leads four-year restoration of Hôtel De Crillon, a Rosewood Hotel

Dating back to the 18th century, the 78-room Parisian hotel was updated to reflect its location’s history and culture.

Hôtel de Crillon, a Rosewood Hotel, has reopened after a four-year restoration. Dating back to the 18th century, the 78-room Parisian hotel was updated to reflect its location’s history and culture. 

Owner representatives Ramzi Wakim and Laurent Dusonchet from Avangard Advisory worked with a project management team for the renovation. Architect Richard Martinet from Affine Design led the restoration of the property, including the landmark façade and reception rooms on the second floor, which are all classified heritage landmarks.

For the interiors, artistic director Aline Asmar d’Amman of Culture in Architecture assembled a team of Paris-based designers, including Tristan Auer, Chahan Minassian, and Cyril Vergniol to create a blend of contemporary and traditional elements, such as the amethyst chandeliers, and gold and crystal Baccarat decanters.

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Guestrooms have a residential feel with bespoke furnishings, antiques and objets d’art. The hotel has 10 suites, including the Louis XV suite with a private terrace that looks out onto Place de la Concorde with direct views of the Eiffel Tower and Grand Palais; and the Marie Antoinette suite that has pearl-gray décor and touches of pink. Beneath the Crillon’s mansard roof, the Ateliers d’Artistes are three new suites that pay tribute to the bohemian poets and painters.


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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfield created two suites on Place de la Concorde, together called Les Grands Appartements. Also involved in the property’s development was landscape architect Louis Benech.

Hôtel de Crillon’s F&B options include L’Ecrin, Brasserie d’Aumont, Jardin d’Hiver, the 60-seat bar Les Ambassadeurs and La Cave.