Palace (hotel)

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Entrance to Le Meurice in Paris, an official Palace hotel

The term Palace usually means a luxury hotel. Within France, the term is particularly reserved for certain establishments, in a strict sense, specifically being used to describe a luxury hotel. Since 2010, the title has been officially designated by Atout France as a grade classification of certain French hotels, around half of which are located in Paris.[1] It is exclusively awarded to five-star hotels offering the highest level of service to their customers. At the end of August 2017, only 24 hotels out of 343 have been admitted to this category.

The term is used by other French institutions (at least in their commercial name; for example, the former Elysee Palace) that do not yer meet the criteria defined by law.

List of French official Palace hotels[edit]

Classification in 2018
Name Labelization Location Inauguration Michelin star restaurant[notes 1]
Le Meurice May 2011 Paris (1st) 1835 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif
Hôtel du Palais May 2011 Biarritz 1893 Michelin star.gif
Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat May 2011 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat 1908 Michelin star.gif
Plaza Athénée May 2011 Paris (8th) 1913 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif
Le Bristol May 2011 Paris (8th) 1925 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif + Michelin star.gif
Les Airelles May 2011 Courchevel 1992 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme [fr] May 2011 Paris (2nd) 2002 Michelin star.gif
Cheval Blanc May 2011 Courchevel 2006 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif
Four Seasons Hotel George V September 2011 Paris (8th) 1928 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif + Michelin star.gif + Michelin star.gif
Hôtel Byblos June 2012[2] Saint-Tropez 1967
Hôtel Château de la Messardière June 2012[2] Saint-Tropez 1992
Hôtel La Réserve [fr] June 2012[2] Ramatuelle 2003[notes 2]
Royal Monceau [fr] June 2013[3] Paris (8th) 1928 Michelin star.gif + Michelin star.gif
Shangri-La Paris [fr] July 2014 Paris (16th) 2010 Michelin star.gif + Michelin star.gif
Le K2 July 2014 Courchevel 2011 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif
Mandarin Oriental July 2014 Paris (1st) 2011 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif
Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc July 2016 Antibes 1870
Le Cheval Blanc Saint-Barth Isle de France July 2016 Saint-Barthélemy 1991
The Peninsula Paris July 2016 Paris (16th) 2014
La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa November 2016 Paris (8th) 2015 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif
Hôtel Royal Evian November 2016 Evian-les-Bains 1909
La Bastide de Gordes November 2016 Gordes 2008 Michelin star.gif
Les Sources de Caudalie November 2016 Martillac 1961 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif
Les Prés d'Eugénie July 2017 Eugénie-les-Bains 1961 Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif Michelin star.gif
Hôtel de Crillon September 2018[4] Paris (8th) 1909 Michelin star.gif

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Some hotels have two or more restaurants, each having their own Michelin star(s).
  2. ^ Although the buidings were first constucted in the 1970s, the establishment had been abandoned before Michel Reybier acquired it in 1997. Reybier reopened in 2003 as 12 villas with 51 rooms. Finally, under the leadership of the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, now a member of the juries, the establishment was transformed in 2009 into a luxary hotel, with only 7 rooms and 16 suites. Therefore, there is no continuity between the two managements.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Distinction Palace". Atout France. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  2. ^ a b c Challenges, ed. (28 June 2012). "La France compte trois nouveaux palaces, tous en Côte d'Azur". challenges.fr. Luxe. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.atout-france.fr/actualité/royal-monceau-%E2%80%93-raffles-paris-recoit-distinction-palace[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "L'Hôtel de Crillon estampillé Palace". Capital.fr. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  • Sous la direction d'Alain Rey, Dictionnaire historique de la langue française deuxième édition, tome II F-PR, Dictionnaires le Robert, Paris 1998, 4.302 p. ISBN 978-2-84902-249-8 ainsi que Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales, Dictionnaire le Trésor
  • Le guide Michelin rouge France, Monaco et Andorre 2012, Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand 2012. ISBN 978-2-06-716973-9
  • Léon-Paul Fargue, Le Piéton de Paris, Gallimard, Paris 1938
  • Rapport sur la création d'une catégorie « Palaces » parmi les établissements cinq étoiles du nouveau classement hôtelier, de François Delahaye et Pierre Ferchaud, avec la participation d'Alain Simon, septembre 2010 [1]
  • Marc Boyer, Histoire générale du tourisme du XVIe au XXIe siècle, Éditions l'Harmattan, Paris 2005. ISBN 978-2-7475-8432-6 extrait

External links[edit]

In French:

Coordinates: 52°30′57″N 13°22′50″E / 52.5158°N 13.3806°E / 52.5158; 13.3806