Dispatch From France: Four New Hotels Achieve Palace Distinction

 

Big news in the French hotel world. Four new hotels have been awarded the prestigious “palace” distinction: Le Royal Évian in Évian-les-Bains, La Bastide de Gordes in Provence, Les Sources de Caudalie (in the vineyards outside Bordeaux) and La Réserve Paris (read our original review here.)

Atout France, the French Agency for Tourism Development, first created the “palace hotel” distinction in November 2010 to distinguish the five-star hotels which are in a class are their own. With exceptional facilities, these hotels are a showcase for architectural heritage, personalized service, unbeatable geographic locations, and design. The label lasts for a period of five years, when it can then be renewed.

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This brings the total number of palace hotels to 23 establishments, 10 of which are in Paris: Four Seasons George V, Le Bristol, Mandarin Oriental, Le Meurice, Park Hyatt Place Vendome, Le Royal Monceau, Plaza Athénée, Le Royal Monceau-Raffles, Shangri-La, The Peninsula, and now La Réserve (pictured at top).

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