Hot hotel openings: Restoring historic icons

In this week’s hot hotels round-up, we’ve got three historic hotels that have opened its doors after getting a royal transformation.

The Langley

The Langley

Marriott International’s The Luxury Collection has announced the opening of The Langley, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire.

Just outside of London in Buckinghamshire’s Langley Park, The Langley offers 41 bedrooms throughout two buildings — the former hunting lodge of the third Duke of Marlborough and the adjacent Grade II-listed 18th century Brew House.

Following an extensive six-year, multi-million-pound renovation, the property is now open as a hotel for the very first time.

“Restoring historic icons”

“Buckinghamshire is a picturesque county full of rolling green hills and stunning gardens, grand castles, and quaint towns with a rich history,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection.

“The Langley is yet another stunning example of The Luxury Collection’s commitment to restoring historic icons across the globe, and our guests will deeply connect with our first hotel in this remarkable destination respite just outside the buzzing city of London.”

InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

The InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu is now open after an extensive four-year restoration of one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the former hospital (‘Hôtel Dieu’). The renovation of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu complex is the largest private transformation of a historic monument carried out in France to date.

InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu forms part of the Grand Hôtel Dieu and was reimagined by interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel. He focused on maintaining the original beauty and architecture of the building whilst offering a contemporary, understated luxury design which is rooted in the history of Lyon and the building itself.

“Transforming heritage buildings into stunning properties”

Tom Rowntree, vice president, global luxury brands at IHG, commented on the opening: “InterContinental is known for transforming heritage buildings into stunning properties whilst maintaining their historic spirit, and InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu is a perfect example of that.

“This new opening marks the sixth in the remarkable InterContinental portfolio in France which includes the likes of Carlton Cannes, Marseille – Hotel Dieu and Paris – Le Grand. Lyon is full of sophistication, culture and rich history, making it a perfect fit for InterContinental as we pioneer in new luxury destinations worldwide.”

Hôtel Du Louvre

Hôtel du Louvre sits in the heart of the city’s Palais-Royal district, surrounded by the Musée du Louvre, the Comédie-Française, the Palais Garnier and Palais Royal.

The 164 rooms and suites have been fully redesigned in original Parisian style, with high ceilings, mouldings, marble floors reminiscent of the Opéra Garnier, and chic Parisian furniture. Colourful and evocative illustrations by Emmanuel Pierre lead guests from the rooms to the lobby and dining areas, which are reimagined by architect, George Wong.

“The joy of slowing down”

“Once again this magnificent, historic building will open its doors to guests looking for a sanctuary of calm within the bustling city,” said Fanny Guibouret, general manager, Hôtel du Louvre.

“We invite independently minded guests to experience the joy of slowing down and embracing Paris. Whether that means joining a local game of pétanque in the Palais Royal, lunch on the grass in the Tuileries Gardens or leisurely walks through the streets and alleyways of the capital, we invite guests to join us for an unconventional stay.”

We’re rounding up the latest hotel openings every Friday — click here to see the full list. 

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