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By Elite Traveler | January 7 2020
Step back to the 18th century as you enter through the fabulous neoclassical facade of Hôtel de Crillon. After a four-year renovation, the hotel has emerged better than ever, with a new spa with subterranean pool, the charming Winter Garden for tea and cocktails, and a bar with over 100 types of champagne.
Les Grands Appartements is the vision of the late Karl Lagerfeld. Unsurprisingly, the attention to detail and quality of the design is superb. He mixed antiques (including chandeliers from his own collection) and historical moldings with custom furniture and ultra-rare design elements, including a special paint technique, marble from a closed quarry in Carrara, Italy, and a stunning carpet that incorporates curved, hammered metal. If you can tear your eyes away from the incredible decor, the views from the suite’s vantage point overlooking the Place de la Concorde are showstopping.