Grand Hotel

"Two words sum up this grandest of Parisian hotels: Opera and Empire. Its history is intertwined with that of the Opera Garnier next door. Both buildings were commissioned by Napoleon III in the days of the Second Empire and both are characterised by the same rich red and gold flavour. At the Grand Hotel Intercontinental, the legacy of opera is overwhelming, from the magnificence of the Salon Opera to the bust of Sarah Bernhardt that greets you in the lobby." Tom Cane
How the Stage was Set HISTORY IN BRIEF 1862: Opening year. HISTORY IN DETAIL 1861-62: Construction of The Grand Hotel. It took about ten months to complete, an impressive feat for that time. The project was the brainchild of Napoleon III. 1862: The hotel opened for business. It was the height of modernity: 800 rooms in total with separate bathrooms, something unheard of at the time. One could find all sorts of businesses within the hotel -for example, agencies to buy train and theatre tickets. The hotel was inaugurated by Empress Eugenie in spectacular fashion. This really was an important cultural event. 1944: Charles de Gaulle had his first meal after the Liberation of Paris at the Cafe de la Paix. 2001: A major 18 month renovation programme began. The number of guestrooms was reduced to 470.
Among the many famous guests to have graced the hotel: Victor Hugo Mata Hari Marlene Dietrich James Cameron
Managed by: Inter-Continental
470 Rooms
72 Suites
Room amenities include: Cable / Satellite TV Colour TV DVD player Pay-per-view in-room movies Sound system Stereo Minibar Icemaker in refrigerator
Cafe de la Paix - the mythical Parisian brasserie. ------ Restaurant Opera ------ La Verriere - gourmet restaurant set in an imposing 800 square metre winter garden
Visit the Opera Garnier. Opened in 1875, this grand landmark designed by Charles Garnier in the Neo-Baroque styl is regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time. Once you've finished there, cross the road to the famous department stores along Boulevard Haussman. Round it off with a bite to eat at Cafe de la Paix, the legendary brasserie at the bottom of the hotel. This is where De Gaulle chose to eat as soon as Paris was liberated from the German yoke in 1994 (see History section).
Fitness Centre ------ I-Spa by Algotherm - thalassotherapy just a few steps away from the Opera Garnier.
InterContinental Paris Le Grand has 23,000 square feet of event space. The hotel boosts three floors of conference & banqueting facilities, including the Grand Salon Opéra, featuring ornate gold leaf mouldings, stained glass windows and a stunning domed ceiling. It has a capacity for 700 guests in reception style or 450 for dinner.
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Grand Hotel
Country: France
City: Paris
Opening date: 1862

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General Manager Didier Boidin


2 Rue Scribe
75009 France, Paris

Tel: +33 1 40 07 32 32
Fax: +33 1 42 66 12 51

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