The Top 20 Hotels in 2011: #13 The Hotel de Crillon
In the #13 spot we have the Hotel de Crillon, the exclusive and historic Parisian icon.
Quick facts about the Hotel de Crillon:
- A historical monument in its own right, the luxury hotel is steeped in the culture of 18th century Paris. Its Louis XV design believes strongly in gold filigree and ornamentation, but never crosses the line into gaudiness.
- The gourmet restaurant Les Ambassadeurs fills the former ballroom of the Dukes de Crillon and dinner guests can enjoy the world class cuisine in a room that has entertained kings.
- And speaking of entertaining kings, so many famous guests have called the Hotel de Crillon home, that it almost seems an affront to the others to single any out. Theodore Roosevelt, King George, Andrew Carnegie, Cary Grant and many more have all called the hotel home, and they even flew the flag of Texas when Lance Armstrong celebrated his Tour de France victory inside their walls.
- Its suites are unparalleled, including the Leonard Bernstein suite, named for the famous composer who frequently called it home which offers a view of the Eiffel tower from your bubblebath. The other famed American to reside there, Edith Wharton much preferred the Hotel de Crillon to the nearby Ritz, where "the newly rich but uncultivated Americans stayed."
- It houses seven palatial meeting and reception rooms that can house up to 350 people.
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