Hilton to Debut a New Look for the Concorde Paris Opera in September
Already, the pending arrival of the Peninsula Paris has other luxury hotels in town shaking in their fashionable, custom-made boots.
Yet while the Concorde Paris Opera isn't quite on the same luxe level as the Shangri-La, The Mandarin Oriental or the George V, the hotel has decided to take on a rather expensive makeover, to the tune of $50 million. After which, it will also turn into a Hilton. The Hilton Paris Opera to be precise. (We covered the Concorde rebranding news here.)
First signs of the new look should debut in September with the finished product, which is being overseen by Parisian based ERTIM Architects in collaboration with Richmond International of London, to be ready by early next year. The hotel will remain open throughout the construction but in the end, all 268 rooms will be made over and a new bar will be introduced. Here are the details:
Guest room design detail will focus on soothing colours, as well as delicate and refined materials which pay homage to the traditional, yet chic, Parisian style. Hilton Paris Opera will conjure images of Paris' Golden Age, with the magnificent entrance hall adorned with frescoes, Corinthian colonnades, imposing original balustrades featuring chandeliers set with crystals and mosaic flooring. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy a new bar inspired by the great French fashion designer Christian Lacroix.
Ooh la la la Lacroix!
Rates at the Concorde are currently going for 359 Euros a night in two weeks for a twin superior room. But the decor is the old, sad decor. See what we mean below.
Rates should probably jump up after the renovations but they should stay under $1,000 a night. After all, this is just a Hilton.
[Photos via Hilton Hotels]