PARIS and MCLEAN, Va.—Joining the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio in September 2014, the Concorde Opera Paris hotel has begun a significant $50 million restoration and enhancement program ahead of its relaunch as Hilton Paris Opera.
Providing a sneak preview of new designs and interiors, the hotel will offer travelers a modern blend of history and glamour, with sleek styling in celebration of the 125 year legacy of this classic Parisian hotel.
“We are delighted to be welcoming this legendary Parisian hotel to our Hilton Hotel & Resorts portfolio,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “At the heart of one of the world’s most popular destinations, Hilton Paris Opera will offer leisure and business travelers a unique experience through its contemporary design and Hilton service for which we are renowned.”
The hotel is situated in the heart of the city’s Right Bank district and just a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées, Opéra Square, and Rue de la Paix.
On completion of the refurbishment, the hotel will boast 268 guestrooms including 29 suites across five floors. Originally designed by architect Juste Lisch to accommodate visitors flocking to the 1889 Exposition Universelle, the current restoration project, led by London based designer Richmond International, balances historic legacy with modern influences, in a timeless yet contemporary style.
Guestroom design detail will focus on soothing colors, as well as delicate and refined materials that pay homage to the traditional, yet chic, Parisian style. Hilton Paris Opera will conjure images of Paris’ Golden Age, with an entrance hall adorned with frescoes, Corinthian colonnades, original balustrades featuring chandeliers set with crystals, and mosaic flooring. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy a new bar inspired by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix.