The Ritz in Paris Reopening in 2016
The Ritz opened its doors once more on June 6, 2016 after three years of renovation. Are you ready for a renewed journey to the heart of the beautiful history of this grand Parisian hotel? Originally established in 1898, the Ritz marries the French art de vivre with the latest innovations of our time in the service of elegance and comfort.
Located on the famous Place Vendôme, a stone’s throw from the Opéra Garnier, the Ritz was born as a passion project of the Swiss entrepreneur César Ritz, who was always on the lookout for the latest trends. In that vein, the Ritz was the first to offer its guests electricity, a telephone, and a bathroom in each room.
New Space Dedicated to CHANEL Beauty
Quite a bit of time may have passed since César Ritz’s dream began, but with a wide range of expertise and constant evolution, his tradition of innovation and modernity lives on:
- A newly-renovated CHANEL beauty space dedicated to self-care and wellness;
- Gourmet dishes prepared by the new chef, Nicolas Sale, who offers guests culinary delights like lime-glazed stir-fried duck foie gras and cod sautéed with seaweed;
- Cocktails designed at the Bar Hemingway by Colin Field, named best bartender in the world.
Closely linked to the social and cultural life of the French capital, the renowned Ritz Paris continues to provide a sophisticated welcome.
French Art de Vivre...
… starts with the hotel’s decoration, which combines eighteenth century majesty, the opulence of the Empire style, and the rigor of Classicism.
The architecture gives this veritable palace the feel of a French château. Its seventy-one rooms, each different from the next, are decorated in the classical style, and an equal number of suites have been enlarged and redesigned to illustrate the “French art de vivre.” These suites, which are sometimes equipped with spacious balconies, have been given the names of past famous clients like Coco Chanel and Maria Callas.
Legendary Figures Live on at the Ritz
The ambiance is undeniable; the Salon Proust, the Bar Vendôme, the Espadon, the Bar Hemingway and the Ritz Bar resonate with famous voices of the past; those that helped the Ritz earn its acclaim for more than a century, from Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway, and Marcel Proust to Elton John, and Charlie Chaplin.
The Ritz Club Gets an Upgrade
In terms of wellness and relaxation, the Ritz Club and its neoclassical pool remain one of the most popular must-see sites on the property. Eighteen meters long, heated, and indoors, the pool is set with over 800,000 mosaic tiles. In keeping with this spirit of modernization, in 2016, the Ritz Club is unveiling a multitude of new features, including a sauna, a hammam, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
15 Place Vendôme