The palatial Ritz Paris Hotel recently reopened its glorious doors after a nearly four-year renovation process, unveiling an even more majestic and regal interior than before. Started by the famed Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz, his vision was to create the most luxurious hotel in all the world. Now almost 118 years later the Ritz proves its vision as KOKET takes you inside the new Ritz Paris hotel.
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The resplendent interior renovation was placed in the hands of French architect Thierry W. Despont. His idea was simple: to keep the original look and feel of the iconic Ritz, but make it better. With subtle design changes and behind-the-scenes replacement of utilities like plumbing, heating and cooling, the Ritz emerged with the same iconic, vintage French look, but with a newer, fresher feel.
The luxury Ritz Paris hotel is located on the swanky Place Vendome in the city’s First Arrondissement. Originally an 18th century private palace, it now boasts 142 rooms, 71 suites, the world’s first Chanel spa, underground ballroom, several restaurants and bars, plus more. The exclusive Prestigious suites are named after some of the 5-star hotel’s illustrious former guests such as Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marcel Proust; not to mention a suite named after the owner himself, Cesar Ritz, including a portrait of him watching over his beloved hotel.
One of the most enchanting new additions to the prominent Paris hotel, now owned by Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed, is the small Versailles-style park created by both Despont and landscape architect Jean Mus. Guests can stroll through the 21,500 sqft garden that is home to two dozen linden trees, hanging ivy and beds of white roses.
In many ways the Ritz Paris is anew, but it is clear through the design that this luxury hotel is proud of its French roots and eclectic guests. Just like it did with some of its desired suites, the complete hotel design is a mix of restored pieces, newly acquired antiques and replicas. Although it may be opening new doors, the history of this iconic hotel lives on.
KOKET looks to Paris and its charming magic for inspiration in a lot of our pieces. The Parisian armoire, Burlesque console and Sinful cabinet are just some of the tempting pieces with French design influence.
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Want more of the new Ritz Paris Hotel? Visit KOKETs Pinterest board: Inside the New Paris Ritz Hotel for more stunning images of the Paris gem.