Hyatt Hotels Corporation goes as far back as 1957 is a global hospitality company with 20 premier brands and more than 950 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 67 countries across six continents.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced the reopening of Hotel du Palais Biarritz, which is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, a collection of one-of-a-kind hotels from historic gems to revitalizing retreats.
In Paying homage to the property’s original architecture and history, the hotel and the majority of its 86 guestrooms and 56 suites have been carefully restored to show the palace’s iconic past in French history.
Hotel du Palais Biarritz the only historical palace on the French Atlantic coast, is a majestic property that was first built in 1854 by Napoleon III for his wife Eugenie de Montijo. The renovation process involved keeping history and legend while modernizing certain elements with the guest experience in mind.
Alessandro Cresta general manager at Hotel du Palais, says
“We are delighted to welcome guests to the extraordinary Hotel du Palais in Biarritz. 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.”
Guests would enjoy locally-inspired culinary creations from the Pays Basque region at the hotel’s restaurant, La Rotonde. The new Chef, Aurelien Largeau, and his team are serving up creative dining experiences for guests looking to make exciting memories. Elsewhere, for those looking to relax and unwind, the Napoleon III Bar offers a menu of carefully selected gins, whiskeys, and vintage champagne in an intimate, sophisticated atmosphere.
The hotel features 86 rooms and 56 suites with areas varying from 301 to 1,076 square feet (28 to 100 square meters) and elegantly decorated with a Second Empire Style that remains true to the original architecture and history as a Palace. Guest rooms on the top floor feature an extraordinary marine ambiance, highlighted by nautical themes reminiscent of cruise ships with rounded windows and portholes.
Hotel du Palais joins Hotel du Louvre in Paris and Hotel Martinez in Cannes, as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in France. Hotel du Palais will be the eighth hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Europe, which includes: The Wellem in Dusseldorf, Hotel SOFIA Barcelona, Hotell Reisen in Stockholm, Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest, Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London, Hotel du Louvre in Paris and Hotel Martinez in Cannes.
The hotel is expected to resume operations again in summer 2022.