Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, reopens following a meticulous restoration to reflect its prestigious history while introducing new, modern elements.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the reopening of Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, which is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, a collection of one-of-a-kind hotels from historic gems to revitalizing retreats. Paying homage to the property’s original architecture and history, the hotel and the majority of its 86 guestrooms and 56 suites have been meticulously restored to reflect the palace’s iconic past in French history.
The only historical palace on the French Atlantic coast, Hôtel du Palais Biarritz is a majestic property that was first built in 1854 by Napoleon III for his wife Eugénie de Montijo. The renovation process has rejuvenated and embellished its original and unconventional splendor, respecting the hotel’s history and legend while modernizing certain elements with the guest experience in mind. The hotel’s unique furnishings, rare paintings and refined tapestries reflect the palace’s history.
“We are delighted to welcome guests to the extraordinary Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz. Whether they wish to cross the majestic threshold for a stay at the hotel, a drink at Bar Napoleon III or lunch with the family at our fine-dining restaurant, La Rotonde, guests can enjoy a truly magical experience during their stay,” said Alessandro Cresta, general manager at Hôtel du Palais. “During the renovation process it’s been of the utmost importance for us to preserve the rich heritage and DNA of the palace that makes it the perfect destination when visiting Biarritz and the Basque Country. We look forward to inviting guests and inspiring collectible moments through bespoke experiences that spark new narratives of their own.”
Guest rooms that blend tradition and modernity
The hotel features 86 rooms and 56 suites with areas varying from 301 to 1,076 square feet (28 to 100 square meters) and elegantly decorated with a Second Empire Style that remains true to the original architecture and history as a Palace. Guest rooms on the top floor feature an extraordinary marine ambiance, highlighted by nautical themes reminiscent of cruise ships with rounded windows and portholes.
Gourmet restaurants emphasizing local produce
Guests can enjoy refined, locally inspired culinary creations from the Pays Basque region at the hotel’s restaurant, La Rotonde. The new Chef, Aurélien Largeau, and his team are serving up creative dining experiences for guests looking to make exciting memories. Elsewhere, for those looking to relax and unwind, the Napoleon III Bar offers a menu of carefully selected gins, whiskeys, and vintage champagne in an intimate, sophisticated atmosphere.
With 32,291 square feet (3,000 square meters) spread over four floors, the Imperial Spa is a peaceful haven, featuring an indoor freshwater pool, whirlpool, hammam and sauna. Outdoors, an enticing seawater pool overlooks the ocean, while the famous cabanas on the waterfront offer guests a moment of relaxation. The pool cabanas each boast sunbeds, towels, pool as well as beach access and a private changing room, shower, toilet and free Wi-Fi. Dedicated pool hosts offer care for each guest by serving refreshing amenities or lunch poolside.
Hôtel du Palais joins Hôtel du Louvre in Paris and Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, as part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in France. A compilation of independent, one-of a-kind hotels, the brand caters to guests looking for a sophisticated yet unscripted experience when they travel. Hôtel du Palais will be the eighth hotel in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Europe, which includes: The Wellem in Dusseldorf, Hotel SOFIA Barcelona, Hotell Reisen in Stockholm, Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest, Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London, Hôtel du Louvre in Paris and Hôtel Martinez in Cannes.
The hotel is now open for reservations through November 1, 2021. After completing the final phase of its extensive renovation, the hotel is expected to resume operations again in summer 2022.
For additional information on Hotel du Palais Biarritz and to reserve a stay, please visit hoteldupalaisbiarritz.com.
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World of Hyatt Gives Members 1,000 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New
In celebration of the 1,000th Hyatt hotel opening, and to provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 1,000 Bonus Points per qualifying night at Hotel du Palais. That’s 500 more Bonus Points when guests check out between April 1 and June 30, 2021. Additional hotels and respective offer stay periods can be found at worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus. No registration is required and members can earn on top of other offers.
Terms & Conditions
Offer valid for 500 Bonus Points for each qualifying night stayed by World of Hyatt members in good standing during a hotel’s offer period at participating hotels and resorts. Where a qualifying night and the hotel’s offer period coincide with any check outdate from April 1 – June 30, 2021, World of Hyatt members in good standing will receive an additional 500 Bonus Points for a total of 1,000 Bonus Points for each qualifying night during that period.
Offer valid at participating hotels and resorts for stays with a checkout date during each hotel’s offer period. For each hotel’s offer period, visit worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus.
To be eligible for this offer you must be a World of Hyatt member in good standing at time of reservation and stay, stay at a participating hotel with a checkout date during that hotel’s offer period, provide your World of Hyatt membership number at time of check-in, and either pay an Eligible Rate or redeem a free night award.
An “Eligible Rate” and “Ineligible Rate” are defined in the World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions (located at worldofhyatt.com/terms). Only one point bonus may be earned per member, per stay, regardless of the number of rooms booked. Only the room occupied by the member will count toward this offer. Two or more consecutive nights at the same hotel will be deemed one stay. All points awarded under this offer are Bonus Points. This offer is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program. Please allow 3-4 weeks after travel is completed for World of Hyatt Bonus Points to be credited to your Account. To join World of Hyatt, visit worldofhyatt.com. Qualifying nights will automatically be tracked when you provide your World of Hyatt membership number at check-in. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability. Offer not valid with groups, conventions, other promotional offers, tour packages or special rate programs. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice. The trademarks Hyatt®, World of Hyatt® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. © 2021 Hyatt International Corporation. All rights reserved.
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