Mon Dieu! First The Ritz, Now The Hotel de Crillon is Closing
Now that there has been an influx of new luxury hotels to Paris (Mandarin Oriental, The Shangri-La, The W and the forthcoming Peninsula Paris), it looks like the city's old guard hotels have decided to fix themselves up.
First, The Four Seasons George V began doing some floor-by-floor renovations. Then The Ritz announced it would be closing later this summer for two years to complete a massive overhaul. Now, comes word that the Hotel De Crillon will also close for two years on November 1st. Details are in French here but aside from upgrading the rooms, it looks like the biggest addition will be a brand new spa.
It's a shame the hotel has to close for two years to do so but it's not like we ever had a chance at staying there since rooms go for about $1,000 a night.