Iconic Ritz Paris Hotel Reopens With Benefits for Virtuoso Travelers
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The iconic Ritz Paris reopened Monday following four years of renovations.
The five-star hotel, which dates back to the late 19th century, underwent an estimated $450 million revamp that enhanced its guestroom and suites and added a handful of luxury amenities.
Renovation efforts were delayed by several months this past January when a fire broke out at the hotel.
The hotel reopens with 17 fewer rooms, boasting 142 in all, 71 of which are suites. More than a dozen of the suites after named after well-known hotel guests, including Ernest Hemingway, the Duke of Winsor, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Coco Chanel.
There are also three restaurants and three bars, highlighted by a new summer restaurant located beneath a movable glass canopy.
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The Ritz Paris also boasts the world's first and only Chanel Spa.
In conjunction with the reopening, he hotel has teamed up with director Zoe Cassavetes to produce a short film titled "Behind the Door."
Free Benefits for Virtuoso Clients
Travelers booking their stay at the Ritz Paris through Virtuoso will receive a handful of complimentary benefits, including limo transfers from and to the airport with a VIP airport greeting and express customs service, the international travel agency network announced Monday.
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If it sounds over the top, it should, considering nightly room rates at the Ritz Paris start in the four-figure range.
Guests reserving their room through Virtuoso will also benefit from no set check-in or check-out time, a guaranteed room upgrade at booking, breakfast for two at restaurant L'Espadon and fiber optic Intenert service.
"The luxury travel world has been eagerly awaiting the rebirth of this iconic legend," said Virtuoso's senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships Albert Herrera in a statement. "Ritz Paris' impeccable reputation, fabled history, and exceptional guest offerings represent deluxe hospitality at its finest."
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