Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel

Paris, France

A legendary icon brought to life with the perfect balance of French opulence and contemporary luxury.


Suzy Xiu

Property overview

Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel is more than just one of the world’s most majestic hotels; it is a historic landmark that personifies the poise, elegance and spirit of Paris. In March 2013, Hôtel de Crillon closed its doors to embark on a major renovation to further enhance the majesty and elegance of this exceptional establishment, while conserving the spirit of its prestigious 18th-century edifice. Inspired by its glorious history, respectful of its traditions and faithful to its character, the restoration adds a contemporary polish to the hotel.

Under the guidance of renowned architect Richard Martinet, the artistic director Aline Asmar d’Amman and four Paris-based decorators—Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol, Culture in Architecture and Tristan Auer—have created a rich tapestry of sophisticated interiors. The transformed Hôtel de Crillon offers incomparable luxury with eclectic, art-driven spaces that culminate in an emotional crescendo.

SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • Daily breakfast for up to two people per bedroom
  • Complimentary one-category upgrade upon arrival (based on availability)
  • Personalized welcome
  • Welcome note and amenity from the property Managing Director on behalf of the SmartFlyer Travel Advisor
  • No relocation policy when property is oversold

Rooms & Suites

Whether you're in an entry-level room or staying in a signature suite, guests here will barely want to leave their luxurious rooms. They boast gorgeous high ceilings, beautiful marble bathrooms (the hotel uses 55 different types of marble throughout the property!) and the most irresistable beds you'll ever see or sleep in. The hotel partners with Fru Tholstrup and Jane Neal to display unique works of art in each room and special little touches including having your initials embroidered onto the pillow cases as well as hand towels in the bathroom. There's also a full complimentary minibar, whimsical board games, yo-yos and books placed around the rooms.

However, nothing beats the 2-bedroom Karl Lagerfeld suite and the room, whose master bedroom has a bookshelf that magically opens into a walk-in closet. Fun fact? The master bathtub was actually lifted by a crane and slid onto a giant block of ice in order to get it into the upper floor bathroom. Many deem it the most beautiful bathroom in Paris.

Pool & Gym

The pool is subterranean, but the designers cleverly included a skylight to let in natural light, which brings out the soft cream of the chairs and the beautiful blue and gold touches on the wall. The gym is close by, filled with the latest equipment to help you burn off that extra dessert by the property's incredible Head Pastry Chef Pablo Gicquel should you decide to indulge a little bit (it is Paris after all!).

Sense®, A Rosewood Spa

After running around Paris to get all of your shopping done, you must come and relax at Sense®, A Rosewood Spa. The facilities themselves are so spacious, more like a spa-suite than a treatment room. The boutique also has a few excellent pieces. To speak to the attention-to-detail here, after an incredible deep tissue massage, I realized later on in the day that I had left my earrings in a corner of the spa bathroom. I didn't bother to say anything about it, but they still managed to magically appear in my room by the time I came back from dinner!


The breakfast menu is excellent and includes several healthy options like fresh pressed juices along with gourmet items like eggs with shaved truffles. Another plus is that breakfast is served 24-hours a day via room service, and this is included in your amenities as a SmartFlyer client!

The fine dining restaurant, L’Ecrin, was awarded a Michelin Star only one year after Hôtel de Crillon's reopening, highlighting its ability to take diners on an exquisite culinary journey with inventive cuisine. Hôtel de Crillon features two other dining outlets apart from L’Ecrin. Jardin d’Hiver is the perfect cocoon to enjoy all day dining with travelers and Parisians. Brasserie d’Aumont serves traditional French cuisine with a new creative look and offers a seafood bar full of the freshest delicacies for one’s desires. The hotel also ensures an exclusive private dining experience with its La Cave, a unique wine cellar setting paired with an expert Head Sommelier.
  • Vibe
    Parisian Chic. From the moment you arrive at the hotel, it's easy to be completely blown away. As an example of the level of personalized service, the head butler greeted me upon arrival, reminding me that we last met in Turks and Caicos a few years ago when he was working at a property there. I was speechless and continued to be surprised by these special little touches throughout my stay.
  • Bar
    The bar at the hotel, Les Ambassadeurs, is in what used to be the fine dining room at the previous iteration of the Hôtel de Crillon. They kept all of the beautiful elements of the former dining room but brought it into the 21st century, and it has become a favorite with visitors and locals alike. They have a signature cocktail, called the 10, an homage to the hotel's address at 10 Place de la Concorde. It is an intoxicating mixture, with cognac, port, lime cordial, and orange liqueur. This is also available as part of the pre-mixed cocktail selection in the room minibars (complimentary for those staying suites).
  • Who's it for?
    Rosewood is a great family-friendly brand, and Hôtel de Crillon is no different. Friendly service, along with a wide choice of spacious suite options make this a no-brainer for families. But, mirroring the city’s essence, the hotel is also superbly romantic for couples.
  • Location
    In a landmark neoclassical building dating from 1758, the iconic Hôtel de Crillon perimeters the Place de la Concorde – a perfect location to access all of Paris’ cultural encounters. With the nearest metro station and the Avenue des Champs-Élysées just a 5-minute walk away.

Agent Tips

  • Rather than go to Cafe Angelina or Cafe de Flore for their "famous" hot chocolates, order it with the room service here. The chef creates his own concoction of various special chocolates, and in my opinion it rivals any of the best in Europe.
  • The bath amenities make for a great something to take home, made exclusively for Hôtel de Crillon by Buly. The packaging is beautiful, it smells amazing, and the soap dish was even molded exactly to the shape of the soap.
  • Visit Les Ambassadeurs bar nightly to catch live music – Thursdays for a live DJ.
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