Take note, Francophiles: The Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz, France is joining The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. This historic, luxury palace will be the third property in France to join the portfolio, alongside Hôtel du Louvre in Paris and Hôtel Martinez in Cannes.
As the sixth property in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Europe, the 142-room hotel will mark a milestone for the brand’s growth. In addition to Hôtel du Palais, Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London and Parisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest are expected to open under this brand before the end of 2019.
As a living memory of the Biarritz history, Villa Eugénie, now Hotel du Palais, was built in 1855 by Napoléon III for his wife Eugénie de Montijo. The hotel will be fully renovated by several design companies, including Atelier COS, honoring traditional French luxury and the hotel’s heritage.
A partial reopening is set to take place between July and October 2019, and final renovations are scheduled to be complete for a full reopening in June 2020. New touches will include renovated guestrooms, two revitalized signature restaurants, a new lounge and bar, as well as restored public areas to create a social atmosphere for guests.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is a portfolio of new and existing "upper-upscale hotel properties, ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary trendsetters, boutique properties to resorts and private home accommodations." Current hotel properties include Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ; The Confidante in Miami Beach, FL; Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, NJ ; The Eliza Jane in New Orleans, LA; The Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia, PA; Holston House in Nashville, TN; The Driskill in Austin, TX; Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos, British Columbia; Hôtel Martinez in Cannes; Hôtel du Louvre in Paris (under renovation); Jinmao Hotel Lijiang in Lijiang, China; Nish Palas in Istanbul, Turkey and Carmelo Resort & Spa in Uruguay.