You can’t go to Deauville—Normandy’s fashionable seaside resort—without stopping to admire the elegant Hôtel Barrière Le Normandy. When this landmark hotel was originally opened in July 1912, it helped create Deauville as a leisure destination. During the annual Deauville American Film Festival, it’s one of the top spots to stay for visiting Hollywood A-listers. Today Le Normandy is one of the flagships for the Group Barrière, which operates a total of 41 Casinos Barrière and 16 Hôtels Barrière (most of which are five-star properties).
In big news this month: the Hôtel Barrière Le Normandy has closed its doors for a $22 million renovation project. This is the first time the hotel has actually shuttered since 1912, and the expected reopening date is April 29, 2016. During this time, its sister hotel-- Le Royal Deauville—will stay open.
In fact, Group Barrière is making significant investments ($231 million) in its hotels across the country, including Hôtels Barrière Le Majestic Cannes, Le Gray d’Albion Cannes, Le Royal La Baule and L'Hôtel du Golf Deauville. Le Normandy Deauville has already benefitted from $44 million in room renovations over the last few years.