The Grand Hotel is reopening in early summer 2007, located in the “Golden Triangle” of the historic centre and facing the Opera. The Radisson SAS Grand Hotel is the result of the authentic restoration of a splendid “palais bordelais” reflecting the rich history of the town and will be the French flagship of The Rezidor Hotel Group.
The 133 guest rooms and 17 suites of the Radisson SAS Grand Hotel are a masterwork of the world-famous designer Jacques Garcia. Guests will be fascinated by his eclectic, elegant and opulent design, combining the classical style of the XVIII and XIX centuries with contemporary luxury and state-of-the-art technology, including flat screen television and free high-speed internet access. Many of the rooms and suites offer fabulous views over the Place de la Comedie and the impressive Grand Theatre. Some suites even offer a private wine bar!
Bordeaux is the most famous gourmet and wine capital in the southwest of France - and the Radisson SAS Grand Hotel pays tribute to this heritage. At the fine-dining restaurant “L’Océan”, Pascal Nibaudeau creates an innovative haute cuisine with local and international specialities, accompanied by the best wines from the nearby Bordelais. Pascal is supported by Yves Mattagne, Rezidor’s famous chef from the Michelin-starred restaurant “The Seagrill” at the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Brussels. In addition, the hotel features the “Brasserie de l’Europe” for casual wining and dining, the cosy “Bar Victor”, a prestigious wine cellar and a fashionable night club.
Guests seeking complete relaxation will enjoy the luxurious 1,000 square metre spa “Les Bains de Léa”. This world of wellness includes a rooftop indoor swimming pool with a sliding roof, a sauna and steam room, a gym and a solarium with a bar overlooking the city. Shopping victims will also find their paradise in the hotel’s shopping arcade, where luxury fashion and jewellery boutiques will make it hard to resist.
Bordeaux is ideal for city breaks and in recent years has undergone a transformation. Many old buildings have been cleaned up highlighting some of Europe’s most impressive examples of 18th Century architecture, there is a new and efficient tramway system, there are new pedestrianised squares and the quays have been redeveloped now playing host to cruise ships anchored along the Bordeaux waterfront, one of the most beautiful in Europe. The quays are bordered by the Place des Quinconces, the largest square in Europe. Outside the city, Bordeaux is the largest and oldest wine producing region in the world, with over 120,000 hectares of vineyards producing approximately 800 million bottles of wine a year.
Bordeaux can be easily reached by air with direct scheduled flights from the UK from London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Luton, Bristol and Southampton. In addition, the city can be reached via the high-speed train network or the port.