Industry Update
External Article 9 July 2020

Luxury Paris hotels to stay closed this summer

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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.


Of the 12 luxury Parisian hotels classed as "palaces" by French tourism body Atout France, only La Réserve plans to open this summer.

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.

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