The Hilton Paris Opera has officially opened following a $50 million refurbishment that returns it to its former glory in exquisite style.
The property, located in the heart of the Right Bank’s Opera district, close to the Champs-Elysées, features the majestic Le Grand Salon which, along with 268 guest rooms and suites, several bars and restaurants, plus meeting and event space.
Simon Vincent, executive vice 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.”
Each part of Hilton Paris Opera has been carefully created in a sophisticated style, paying homage to the hotel’s storied history while providing an updated aesthetic for today’s traveller.
Highlights of the property include the 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.
Hilton Paris Opera offers a selection of other suites, 29 in total, some with private French balconies.
All suite guests receive in-room Nespresso coffee makers, full-size bath amenities and enhanced turndown services. Access to the Executive Lounge is included, offering complimentary breakfast and afternoon refreshments.
The 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.
Leading off the entrance lobby is Le Grand Salon.
With soaring 46-foot high ceilings and hand-painted frescos it provides a sophisticated place for guests to mingle, connect, and savour the beautiful Belle Epoque surroundings.
Adjacent to the main hotel entrance is Le Petit Bar, offering a smaller, more intimate venue.
Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide, said: “After much anticipation we are ready to welcome guests to one of Paris’s landmark hotels, beautifully renovated to reclaim its place in this remarkable city.
“Hilton has hosted many of the world’s great events and occasions for nearly 100 years and we look forward to creating many more special memories for our guests at Hilton Paris Opera.”