The renovation recently carried out on Hôtel du Palais, flagship of the city of Biarritz, was specifically designed to respect its history and legends, while introducing the modernity it lacked and keeping the values of excellence and exceptional services of this prestige palace.
Property of the city of Biarritz, the legendary Hôtel du Palais, built in 1854 by Napoleon III for his wife Eugénie de Montijo. In its capacity of exceptional establishment, it joins since 2018 The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, the group’s confidential brand encompassing the most beautiful hotels in the world.
“I love our guests to feel at home, whether they come from the region, from France or from the rest of the world.
Whether they wish to cross the majestic threshold for their stay at the hotel, have a drink at the Bar Napoléon III, have lunch with the family at the fine-dining restaurant La Rotonde or enjoy the wonderful terrace overlooking the ocean or the Sunset Table beside the pool.
And perhaps relax at the Spa and the Imperial Club. It is my heart’s desire to preserve the heritage and DNA of this place filled with emotions and memories, while guiding it into a new era. A festive location for decades, the Hotel du Palais seeks to present this dream, magic and fairyland quality of its history”.
Alessandro Cresta, General Manager.
The Hotel du Palais, a unique French palace on the Atlantic coast, is still undergoing renovation. Today it is rejuvenated and embellished and is preparing to reopen its doors on 26 March 2021 to welcome its guests with splendour.
Since autumn 2018 it has undergone several phases of renovation under the aegis of the Parisian interior architecture office, Atelier COS and heritage architect Isabelle Joly. These began with the exteriors and roofing, technical spaces and then almost all suites and rooms, restaurants, bars and reception. The contemporary furnishings, wallpaper, upholstery and even the “trompe l’œil” features of the hall columns were either renovated or painstakingly created by our own team of artistic artisans at Hotel du Palais, carpenters, painters, upholsterers, seamstresses and couturiers, while all the time respecting the traditional methods of the Napoleon era.
Rooms and Suites that are a mixture of tradition and modernity.
In order to respect architecture and history, the hotel presents 86 rooms and 56 suites with an area varying from 28 to 100 m2 in the Suite Royale. The top floor of the hotel houses some of them in a marine ambiance recalling cruise ships with their rounded windows and portholes.
Gourmet tables emphasising local produce
In the unique dining experiences, from La Rotonde restaurant, to the Napoleon III Bar and passing by through the Lounge and the Terrace, the Hotel du Palais transports its guests on refined culinary experiences inspired by local products emblematic of the Pays Basque from both land and sea, thanks to the new young Chef, Aurélien Largeau and his brigade
Le Spa and the Imperial Club, a unique experience of well-being and a wide range of indulgence
La Maison Guerlain and Hotel du Palais have been intimately linked since the dawn of history of Villa Eugénie. At 3000 m2 spread over five floors, the Imperial Spa is a haven of peace. A fresh-water pool, jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and the Leonor Greyl Hair Institute complete the location and allow you to recharge your batteries. At the exterior a Californian seawater pool heated to 28°C overlooks the ocean, and its famous cabanas regale guests with a moment for relaxation or perhaps sport.
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