The lobby of the Paris - le Grand is the perfect introduction to what is yet to come
This graceful skylight is one of the many architectural features of the Winter Garden
One of the most elegant atriums in Paris and a perfect match to the historic hotel
An exquisite event foyer that alone can provide a formal and refined reception space
A guest bedroom designed in pure classic luxury, with all the right trimmings
One very special evening is about to begin in the magnificent, landmark Opera Ballroom
Intercontinental Paris – le Grand
Designed in the reign of Napoleon III, by the same architect as the Paris Opera House, the grandeur and elegance of this historic Paris hotel is truly wondrous.
The Paris-le Grand, an Intercontinental Heritage hotel, is indeed worthy of its name. It debuted in 1862 and was regarded as one of the great hotels of France. In 2012 the Le Grand celebrated its 150-year history.
It was the desires of Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann to create an architectural showpiece. Clearly they succeeded. Soon after opening, the hotel welcomed famous guests and noble visitors from around the world. The Le Grand remains to this day the haunt for 21st century icons of film, music, literature, arts and architecture.
The hotel was designed by Charles Garnier, the French architect who also designed the Paris Opera House. The hotel and the opera house certainly have striking similarities, with nothing held back in the details, finishes and quality of appointments. The hotel represents, then and now, the ulitmate grandeur of 19th century Paris.
The Intercontinental Le Grand has 470 beautifully appointed rooms including 72 suites. Both the building itself and the magnificent Opera Ballroom are historic landmarks. The ballroom is by far the grandest space in the hotel. It is unnmatchable in splendor as an historic event venue. This space can accommodate both large scale professional meetings and social events.
The formal restaurant, La Verriere, and adjacent bar, occupy a dramatic glass-domed “winter garden”, which was originally open air. The popular street-side Café de la Paix was the place for artists to gather and share ideas in the 19th century, Its legacy as a social destination continues today as it did 150 years ago.
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Awards and certifications
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Intercontinental Le Grand Hotel
2 Rue Scribe
75009 Paris, France