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The Ritz Reopens in Paris

After a top-to-bottom renovation commencing  in 2012, the prestigious Place Vendôme destination, the Ritz Paris, has finally reopened its doors this June. With Thierry W. Despont at the helm of the renovation, the hotel has introduced a 50-50 ratio of rooms and suites; all featuring the Ritz Paris' inimitable grand décor and exquisite Belle Epoque style. Beyond the Ritz' gilded French doors, lie a restored Bar Hemingway, fifteen stunning prestige suites, and the world's first dedicated Chanel Spa.

Overlooking the famed Colonne d’Austerlitz at Place Vendôme, The iconic Parisian hotel has reopened with two new gardens, a retractable roof on the infamous terrace of the L’Espadon, as well as a refurbished Salon Proust, and Bar Hemingway. Ritz Paris has also re-introduced their iconic Gallery, connecting Place Vendôme with the ultra-chic rue Cambon, a historic architectural gem, that now features 5 luxury boutiques and 95 shop windows.

The Ritz Paris has been home to some of  most this century’s most iconic figures, from fashion to literature and to the arts. The 15 prestige suites, will each pay homage to these esteemed guests, with suites named after Ernest Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald, and of course, the effervescent Coco Chanel.

Coco Chanel has always had a love affair with the Ritz, and the 1670 square foot Coco Chanel suite is a testament to this romance. For decades, the Ritz was Coco Chanel’s home. Since her death, the Ritz has been dedicated to keeping her signature style in the suite, even going so far as to preserve the original furniture, including an antique lacquered Coromandel folding screen and a quilted suede davenport. Exquisite gilded mouldings, Asian lacquer, and the contrast of black and white details, make the room quintessentially Chanel.

Hotel guests can surrender themselves to complete relaxation at the Ritz Club Paris. From its inauguration in 1989, The Ritz Club has been the epitome of the art of beauty and well-being. In congruence with the reopening of the hotel, the hotel is also launching the Chanel au Ritz Paris, Chanel’s latest foray into skincare. The spa will be dedicated to only using Chanel beauty and skincare products, providing the discerning spa enthusiasts with yet another reason to fall in love with the Ritz Paris.

The spa will also provide hotel guests with the unique opportunity to sample all Chanel’s latest skincare offerings. Not only is this a fabulous new addition to the already fantastic Ritz Hotel Paris, it also serves as a perpetuation of a beautiful partnership between one of the world’s most recognisable luxury hotels, and the most iconic fashion brand of our time.

“Chanel and the Ritz Paris chose each other. Two illustrious names for an exceptional collaboration of excellence and know how. Two legends in an exclusive union: Chanel at the Ritz Paris.” - The Ritz Paris

The Ritz Paris is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. A luxury hospitality collective, comprising of over 375 of the world's finest hotels. The Leading Hotels of the World inspires discerning travellers to embark on journeys to only the most exceptional destinations.

Words: Hannah Tan

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