Acquired in 2010 by Prince Mitab bin Abdullah bin Abdelaziz al-Saud for a reported €250 million, Le Crillon Hotel in Paris is closing for a 2 years renovation this week with an estimated re-opening in the summer of 2015. Lebanese architect and designer, Aline d’Amman has been appointed to oversee the entire renovation and restoration works of the hotel which are estimated at 80 million euros. French interior decorators Cyril Vergniol, Chahan Minassian and Tristan Auer have been chosen by Ms d’Amman as part of her team.
Ms d’Amman has recently confirmed the hotel will built a luxury SPA in the basement. She also added that. with the exception of the salons that are classified as historical monuments and must remain intact under the watchful eye of Bâtiments de France, which protects classified buildings, the new owner has nearly free rein to redo the entire interior of the hotel. “We are conscious of the importance of this patrimony and the history that it embodies. The renovation will be effected with the respect that the building deserves.” Ms d’Amman told French daily Les Échos.
Earlier this month, French media reported that the owners of Le Crillon have entered advanced negotiations with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts for a long term management agreement, however, a formal confirmation has not yet been issued.