Hyatt Hotels Corporation has reopened the Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, part of The Unbound Collection. Paying homage to its original architecture and history, the hotel and most of its 86 rooms and 56 suites have been restored to reflect the palace’s iconic past in French history.
The Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, the only historic palace on the French Atlantic coast, was built in 1854 by Napoleon III for his wife Eugénie de Montijo. With improvements to enhance the guest experience, travelers can also expect the hotel’s furniture, rare paintings and tapestries to reflect the history of the palace.
The hotel has 86 guest rooms and 56 suites, ranging in size from 301 to 1,076 square feet, decorated in a Second Empire style that stays true to the hotel’s original architecture and history. The upstairs living areas have a nautical feel, highlighted by a nautical theme reminiscent of cruise ships with round windows and portholes. You can also enjoy delicious culinary creations, inspired by the local flavours of the Basque Country, at the hotel’s restaurant, La Rotonde, headed by chef Aurélien Largeau. For those looking to relax, the Napoleon III bar offers a selection of gins, whiskies and vintage champagnes in an intimate and refined atmosphere.
The Imperial Spa is spread over four floors and includes an indoor freshwater pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Outside, a saltwater pool on the deck with cabanas overlooking the ocean. Each of the poolside cabanas has a lounge chair, towels, pool and beach access, as well as a separate changing room, shower, toilet and free wifi. Dedicated hosts take care of each guest by serving amenities or food by the pool.
Hotel Palais joins Hotel Louvre in Paris and Hotel Martinez in Cannes in the Hyatt brand’s Unbound collection in France. Hotel du Palais becomes the eighth hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Europe, which also includes The Wellem in Dusseldorf, Hotel SOFIA in Barcelona, Hotell Reisen in Stockholm, Hotel Párisi Udvar in Budapest and the Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London.
The hotel is open until 1 am. November 2021 open for reservations. The hotel is expected to reopen in the summer of 2022, following the final phase of an extensive renovation.
For more information, see www.hoteldupalaisbiarritz.com.
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