Ritz Paris Closes for Two-Year Renovation


Well, it's happened: The iconic Ritz Hotel in Paris has closed its doors for the next two years to undergo a major renovation.

According to France24, the hotel has not had a refit since 1979, when it was revamped by its new owner, Mohamed Al Fayed. The $170 million dollar refurbishment reportedly comes after the Ritz failed to win France's coveted "palace" designation marking a top luxury destination.

Improvements will include a garden restaurant and new high-tech features for its 160 rooms, but the hotel has reportedly claimed that the rooms will be redecorated in the same style and colors: pink, almond green, yellow and sky blue.


Free Luxury Travel Newsletter

Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier

Luxury Travel Advisor’s only newsletter, covering unique destinations and product news for affluent travelers. Delivered every Tuesday & Thursday.

Suggested Articles:

Splendido Mare, a Belmond Hotel, Portofino becomes the first property to be renovated under LVMH ownership. Here's what guests can expect.

Viking Aton will be identical to Viking Osiris, will sail the popular "Pharaohs & Pyramids" itinerary and is set to debut in September 2022.

Faena and Accor have partnered to expand the Faena brand to strategic destinations worldwide, with the first being Dubai. Learn more here.