France | Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel
I’m excited to welcome our guest today, Vincent Billiard, the General Manager of the fabulous Rosewood Hotel de Crillon in the beating heart of Paris.
With it’s official designation as a Palace Hotel – a marker of the finest service and luxury anywhere in the city, you’d think Hotel de Crillion could err on the extremely traditional side.
But it doesn’t. It has all the trappings of 5* service, along with an incredible history, contemporary design, and a sense of warmth designed to bring you in, and lull you into a Parisian state of mind.
The hotel has hosted the likes of Marie Antoinette, Neil Armstrong, Karl Lagerfeld, Woodrow Wilson, and Queen Elizabeth. While you sip your champagne, overlooking the twinkling Eiffel Tower – you can feel that you’re in the company of greatness.
Vincent and I discuss how Paris has evolved during the pandemic, how to find hidden gems in the city, and special details about the hotel.
Listen to hear:
- 02:02 – About Vincent’s favorite spot on the property
- 03:54 – Why Paris is always a good idea
- 05:42 – How post-pandemic Paris is evolving
- 06:26 – What makes the area of the property so special
- 08:02 – About the historical figures that stayed at the hotel
- 10:50 – How the “sense of place” philosophy is applied here
- 13:09 – What the story behind the hotel design is
- 17:52 – Why the locals love the property
- 20:27 – How a special memory of a past guest stayed with him
- 25:40 – What some of the activities on the property are
- 27:15 – About Vincent’s favorite French habits, traditions, and choices
- 30:17 – What you will learn about the world after visiting Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel
Listener Exclusive Amenities
Upgrade on arrival, based on availability
Complimentary Full Breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom, either in room or in restaurant
Guests choice of: $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit or Spa credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Confirmed 10am check-in/4pm check-out
Hôtel de Crillon is delighted to offer to our listeners 2 cocktails to enjoy at the vibrant Les Ambassadeurs Bar or at Jardin d’Hiver*.
*Excluding Bonsoir Paris rooftop and Marie-Antoinette terrace, the pop-up bars for this summer, outdoor.
This offer will be running until December 30th 2021