Now's Your Chance to Get a Piece of The Old Crillon Hotel in Paris
Way back when in 2011, HotelChatter recommended snapping up one of the 20 Hotel de Crillon keychains in the shape of the Tour Eiffel as a cute holiday gift for your hotel-loving friends (or perhaps, yourself.) But today, you can get an even bigger piece of the ritzy Parisian hotel--like the front desk.
The Crillon, which recently closed to begin a two-year long intensive renovation project, is selling off everything inside from the front desk to the bathrobes to the rugs, china, silver, mirrors, sofas, tables, patio furniture, planters, bar stools and a lot more. (All in all there are 3,500 pieces up for sale.)
It's all going down on April 18-22 inside the hotel. We peeped one of the catalogs here and saw a couple of lobby end tables going for 200-300. One of the front desks was estimated to sell for 800-1200. A smaller one was going for 400-600. Sofas inside some of the suites are going for 300-500. A twin bed from one of the guest rooms were going for 400, you know if you're interested in buying furniture that hundreds, maybe thousands, of people have sat and slept on. (We're not going to even mention the other things they've done.)
For having once been told by the doormen at the Crillon that we could not peep around the lobby because we were not a hotel guest, being able to check out some of the Crillon's wares is especially thrilling today. (You should watch the video inside the hotel here.) Yet, we can understand why they needed to close for a reno. Those guestrooms are seriously beat up. Or maybe Rosewood Hotels is just trying to wash away all traces of the hotel's former management brand? Only time will tell.
In the meantime, if you plan on attending the auction, please feel free to purchase this and send it to us. Merci beaucoup!