Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome Joins the Elite Ranks of Paris’ Palace Hotels with Prestigious New Rating

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    In a recent announcement by the French Government, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome has been awarded a five-star classification of the highest distinction. It has been named one of eight official palace hotels in France.The moniker of ‘palace hotel’ is one that many Paris hotels have adopted over the years as a self-appointed and unofficial title. Last year the government of France decided to make it an official category and laid out specific criteria for five-star properties to compete for the prized rating of Distinction Palace, stating that this new “tourism version of the ‘Pulitzer Prize’ … will be awarded by a most unusual and prestigious jury.” That special jury was made up of 10 respected personalities from the worlds of hospitality, architecture and design, literature, film and television, science and business.

    Since the hotel opened in 2002, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome, located in the heart of Paris and at the epicenter of history on the prestigious Rue de la Paix, has sought to refresh and recalibrate the concept of the palace hotel. As that other French icon, the ‘father of Modern culture,’ Rene Descartes, challenged the world to observe and interpret old tradition with fresh eyes, so has the contemporary yet timeless Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome challenged long-standing perceptions of what makes a five-star property truly stellar.

    In addition to checking all the customary boxes – with its exceptional location, historical pedigree (the façade is not only beautiful but was the former couture house of Paquin), world-class spa, Michelin starred restaurant and 40 stunning Ed Tuttle-designed suites – Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome brings to this city a refined and contemporary interpretation of American-style warmth and openness that is quintessential of the Park Hyatt brand worldwide.

    Great respect has been paid to the rich, centuries-old history of the property and great pains have been taken to maintain the authentic sense of place one feels at Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome. However, equal care and consideration has been devoted to developing a new standard of superlative hospitality through elegant and enduring design, and effortlessly efficient service from staff that are amiable and welcoming yet sincere and consummately professional.

    Daniel Fountain / 12.05.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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