The iconic destination in the capital of France, Ritz Paris, will be closed next summer for restoration purposes. The restoration will last 27 months.
The owner of the property, Mohamed al Fayed, doesn’t plan to save or limit expenses on restoration. The hotel’s General Manager Christian Boyens says the restoration will be complete as the owner wants to make this hotel the premier one in whole Paris.
The renovation team knows very well what many loyal customers love in the current Ritz Paris. This is the hotel with history and with its own esprit, so the team takes the responsibility of keeping that special atmosphere. For that purpose the hotel’s managers have invited Thierry Despont and his team. They specialize in designing mansions and private homes. The main aim of the team is to keep the “maison” feel, but equip the hotel will all new technologies and amenities that are sought by modern travellers.
The last renovation or Ritz hotel in Paris took place in 1979. Despite this fact the hotel keeps being one of the central destinations for luxury stay in the city. The average occupancy level in the hotel reaches 90% even though the average night here costs around €1,000.