Luxury Paris hotels to stay closed this summer
Most top Paris hotels - classed as "palaces" - are set to stay closed until September 2020, it has emerged, due to lack of bookings following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Others - including Le Bristol Paris, Le Meurice, and the Four Seasons Hotel George V - will stay closed in July and August due to lack of reservations.
The ranking of "palace" is a unique distinction given to five-star hotels in France that have "exceptional characteristics". According to Atout France, this may include an establishment's location, historical interest, unique aesthetic, or exceptional service.
In France, there are 31 "palace" hotels, 12 of which are in Paris.