Hilton Paris Opera Reopens After $50m Revamp

By Paul Joseph

The Hilton Paris Opera, one of Europe’s most prestigious hotels, has reopened its doors following an extensive $50 million renovation.

Located in the heart of the Right Bank's Opera district, a short distance from the Champs-Elysées, the hotel has been revamped with a chic and contemporary new look

This historical centrepiece of the hotel is the majestic Le Grand Salon which, along with 268 guest rooms and suites, several bars and restaurants, plus meeting and event space have all been transformed under the close supervision of acclaimed design firm Richmond International.

Simon Vincent, EVP and president, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Hilton Worldwide, said: "France has the largest inbound tourism market in Europe, estimated to reach 100 million by 2018, with Paris itself remaining one of the world's great destinations.

Hilton has a long history in the city and we are delighted to be bringing one of its most illustrious hotels back to life, following a stylish renovation that will ensure Hilton Paris Opera becomes a home for Parisians and international guests alike."

Other highlights include an elegantly appointed 900 square-foot Maria Callas Suite, the hotel's master suite. Besides a spacious living room with the high ceilings typical of a Parisian Haussmann building, the suite features a master bedroom with one king bed and a second bedroom with twin beds, both with private bathrooms designed with a large polished stone vanity and spacious walk-in shower.

The new-look hotel also boasts a state-of-the-art fitness centre, plus six meeting rooms with natural daylight. The Baccarat ballroom, featuring vintage chandeliers from the famous crystal maker, has been refurbished to its former splendour and is able to accommodate various events of up to 180 guests.

Originally the vision of architect Juste Lisch, the hotel first opened in 1889 to welcome visitors of the Exposition Universelle.

By Paul Joseph