Hôtel Régina

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Hôtel Regina
Logo Hotel Regina.png
Façade de l'Hôtel Regina.jpg
General information
Location 2 place des Pyramides, 1st arrondissement of Paris
Coordinates 48°51′49″N 2°19′55″E / 48.86361°N 2.33194°E / 48.86361; 2.33194Coordinates: 48°51′49″N 2°19′55″E / 48.86361°N 2.33194°E / 48.86361; 2.33194
Opened 1900 (1900)
Technical details
Floor count 6
Other information
Number of rooms 99
Number of restaurants 3
Website
Official website

Hôtel Regina, Paris, is a grand hotel, built in 1900, located in the Place des Pyramides across the Rue de Rivoli from the Jardin des Tuileries and an entrance to the Louvre. In the square in front of the hotel is a gilded statue of Joan of Arc on horseback.

History[edit]

Hôtel Regina at the start of the 20th century.

Inaugurated in 1900[1] for the World's Fair in Paris, Hotel Regina is situated on the Place des Pyramides, taking its name from Napoleon’s victory in Egypt in 1798. The hotel is a building dating back to the Second Empire. Léonard Tauber and his associate Constant Baverez built it between 1898 and 1900.

Hotel Regina was named after Queen Victoria, symbolising the Entente Cordiale between the French and the British.

The first phase of renovation to the hotel was completed in summer 2014 and the renovations of the second wing, which started in October 2014, were inaugurated on the 29th of September 2015. The cost estimate for the renovations is 17 million euros.[2] In November 2014, Mr Piazzi was appointed as the new director and in August 2015 the hotel received its fifth star from the Atout France agency.[3]

Hotel Regina belongs to the Les Hôtels Baverez group, which also manages Hotel Raphael and Villa Hotel Majestic. The group was founded by Léonard Tauber, and is currently run by Mme Françoise Baverez and her daughter Véronique Valcke,[4] descendants of Constant Bavarez, Léonard Tauber’s associate.

Characteristics[edit]

Hotel Regina is a five-star hotel[5] that counts 99 bedrooms. Some rooms have views on the Jardin des Tuileries or the Louvre.

Restaurants[edit]

  • Hotel Regina chose Ladurée for its pastries.
  • The Lounge Club: located under the Arcades, facing the Louvre Museum.
  • Bar Anglais and its terrace: a location reminiscent of Victorian England.
  • La Terrasse Cour Jardin: a furnished and flowery interior terrace.
  • Tea Room: facing the Louvre Museum, it offers a selection of teas, chocolates, and pastries.

Filmography[edit]

Numerous films have been filmed in Regina since 1980:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Official website [1]