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Hotel Marques de Riscal's gorgeous exterior

Architecture & Design Marvels

Elegant Architectural Gems That Inspire

You can choose any backdrop to live your life, and you choose the best. In addition to defining the utmost in luxury travel, these hotels are marvels of architecture. But, they don’t stop there. Many connect you with your passions and desires too. Feel what it is like to walk into the music room of Marie Antoinette or witness the Northern Lights unobstructed in your bed. Open your heart to the vastness of what can be accomplished as each one of our featured properties have seemingly done the impossible in one way or another. We have a marvel for whatever atmosphere or mood you crave. You are looking for more than a mere getaway. Enjoy picking the best environment for your next trip and welcome the surprises you’ll find there.

Royal Mansour's larger than life main entrance
Royal Mansour’s larger than life main entrance

Hotel de Crillon
A Rosewood Hotel, Paris
Joie de vivre in Paris
Get away to the past by stepping into the present that is Rosewood’s Hôtel de Crillon. It’s not often a hotel can bridge the gap between centuries in such elegance. With a prestigious history and grandeur as inspiration, architect Richard Martinet, artistic director Aline d’Amman, and four Paris-based decorators attended to her transformation. A four-year renovation unearthed the answer to an essential question. Yes, life is better lived against the backdrop of a one-time private residence of Louis XV, under Amethyst chandeliers and within whimsical courtyards. With heritage landmarks like Salon Marie-Antoinette, Salon des Batailles and Salon des Aigles any event leaves guests wishing the 250-year-old walls could talk. Understand, these aren’t just quaint names given to ballrooms. These are the rooms where a young Marie Antoinette studied music, and the scenes of prominent signatories. The exclusive address on the Place de la Concorde is blissfully close to the Champs-Elysées and Jardin des Tuileries and many hot spots in The City of Lights. Creative and bold, you are looking to find a property to reflect your mystique. Perhaps the Ateliers D’Artistes suites with balcony views of the Eiffel Tower match your mood. Suites feature designs that reflect the artistic pursuits of poetry, literature and painting. Explore the gastronomic wonders of the wine cellar and aprés dinner treats at the cigar lounge. rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-de-crillon

 

© This article was first published in Aug-Sept 2017 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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