2013 Hotel Update
Mama Shelter - Lyon
Opened: March 6, 2013
After recently opening the trendy yet affordable Parisian hotel in Marseille, Philippe Starck's Mama Shelter opened its doors in the vibrant city of Lyon, featuring 154 rooms starting at 79 euros per night, high-tech facilities, a lounge bar and restaurant.
InterContinental: Marseille's First 5-Star Hotel
Opened: April 26, 2013
Constructed in the former Hotel Dieu, a historical landmark building from the 18th century, the new InterContinental Marseille opened in early 2013 in one of the city's oldest districts. Featuring 194 contemporary and stylish rooms, including 14 suites and one Presidential Suite, the hotel features a fine-dining restaurant overlooking the Old Port, swimming pool and full-service spa. The hotel's opening coincides with Marseille-Provence as the European Capital of Culture. See more information here
Buddha Bar Hotel
Opening: June 10, 2013
The highly buzzed-about Buddha Bar opens up its first boutique hotel in Paris, taking over a 18-century historical residence to be refurbished in a New-Asian Style, boasting 56 rooms, a spa and gourmet restaurant.
Opening: June 2013
The luxurious Grand hotel de Bordeaux is opening a new high-end apartment rental featuring five rooms, a home-cinema and grand terrace. The décor will be reminiscent of the opera as the grand opera house is directly across the street from the hotel – the suite will feature a piano and a rich collection of books on music.
Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
Opening: June 2013
A new luxury hotel opens in the bustling area near the Louvre, boasting 68 rooms designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, in addition to a spa, lounge & more.
Mama Shelter - Bordeaux
Opening: Summer 2013
Starck’s Mama Shelter is also expanding to Bordeaux, where it is being constructed in the former Tour du Gaz building from the 1930s, and will offer 97 rooms.
Peninsula’s newest property will debut in Paris, a luxury hotel converted from a historic building, located steps away from the Arc de Triomphe, boasting 200 rooms.
Zadig & Voltaire
Built in a former mansion, this high-end hotel headed by the famous ready-to-wear brand Zadig & Voltaire will have about forty rooms, a restaurant and boutique on Rue de Grenelle in the 7th arrondissement. The hotel is slated to be exclusive to keep the atmosphere calm and private.
Hotel du Grand Contrôle
The Hôtel du Grand Contrôle, one of the Palace of Versailles' official mansions from the 17th-Century, will soon be converted into a boutique hotel, offering 23 rooms with exceptional views of the palace. Up until the French Revolution, the Hôtel du Grand Contrôle was home to the King’s official treasurers, and is now undergoing a $7 million renovation. See our full release here.
Shangri-La Paris Unveils Health Club & Spa
Opened: January 2013
The luxury hotel has unveiled a new oasis for wellness in Paris with its new spa, which includes a huge indoor pool, outdoor terrace, beauty treatment area, and fitness center. Find more information here
La Cueillette Hotel Spa Resort
Opened: August 2012
Located in the heart of the vineyards at one of the town's oldest sites the Chateau de Citeaux, this new hotel features 19 luxurious bedrooms and its spa offers a new technique called "fruititherapy," using fresh fruits in their products and spa treatments.
Hotel de Paris Reopens in St. Tropez
Created in the 1930s, the Hotel de Paris was one of Saint-Tropez's very first hotels. Thanks to its visionary new owners and a chic new colorful design, the hotel, featuring 52 rooms and 38 suites, will finally be opening its doors again in February 2013. The improved and contemporary hotel will boast a suspended swimming pool that beams light over the atrium, a luxurious spa and gourmet bistro.
Chateau de Bagnols Reopens
March 29, 2013
This beautiful 5-star luxury chateau-hotel was first discovered in 1987, when it was refurbished to evoke its previous renaissance glory. It will reopen under new management in March, boasting 20 suites in the heart of the scenic vineyards. Find more information here
Hotel de Crillon Renovates
Renovation: March 31, 2013 - end of 2014
The luxe hotel is closed until 2014 for a major renovation including restoring its façade and adding a spa.
Hotel Prince de Galles Renewal
Renovation Complete: 2013
The luxury Starwood property will reopen its doors in May after a big refurbishment headed by interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, which will oversee improvements in its guest rooms, reception areas, and a Presidential Suite with a private terrace.