Hôtel du Palais reopens after renovation

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France: Hyatt Hotels has reopened Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz following an extensive renovation, marking the eighth property in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Europe.

Located on the French Atlantic coast, the hotel was first built in 1854 by Napoleon III for his wife Eugénie de Montijo. The renovation has modernised certain elements whilst respecting the hotel’s history, and features rare paintings, furnishings and tapestries. 

It is currently open for reservations until 1 November 2021. After the final phase of the renovation is completed, the hotel is expected to resume operations in summer 2022.

The bedrooms and suites have been decorated with a Second Empire Style that reflects the original architecture and history of the palace. Rooms located on the top floor have a nautical theme with rounded windows and portholes.

In the restaurant La Rotonde, new chef Aurélien Largeau and his team will serve and deliver creative dining experiences. The Napoleon III Bar serves gins, whiskeys, and vintage champagne.

The Imperial Spa comes complete with an indoor freshwater pool, whirlpool, hammam and sauna. Outdoors, a seawater pool with cabanas on the waterfront - each with sunbeds, towels, private changing room, shower and toilet - are available.

“We are delighted to welcome guests to the extraordinary Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz,” said Alessandro Cresta, general manager at Hôtel du Palais. “Whether they wish to cross the majestic threshold for a stay at the hotel, a drink at Bar Napoleon III or lunch with the family at our fine-dining restaurant, La Rotonde, guests can enjoy a truly magical experience during their stay.” 

“During the renovation process it’s been of the utmost importance for us to preserve the rich heritage and DNA of the palace that makes it the perfect destination when visiting Biarritz and the Basque Country. We look forward to inviting guests and inspiring collectible moments through bespoke experiences that spark new narratives of their own,” he added.

In France, Hôtel du Palais joins Hôtel du Louvre in Paris and Hôtel Martinez in Cannes. Other properties in Hyatt’s Unbound Collection include The Wellem in Dusseldorf, Hotel SOFIA Barcelona, Hotell Reisen in Stockholm, Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest, and Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London. 

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