History Prince de Galles Present Prince de Galles

The hotel with two names: from its opening day in 1929 (left) until the 1990s it was called THE PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL and HOTEL PRINCE DE GALLES < | >  The right picture shows the hotel at Christmas today.

Prince de Galles

In Paris, the city of grand hotels, this was the first hotel to open with two names. As it was built for and named after The Prince of Wales, it was called (see above) on its opening day PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL / HÔTEL PRINCE DE GALLES. Unveiled for the first time in August 1929, there is another outstanding feature we have noted: the hotel had 150 rooms, but offered 160 bathrooms. Why? Some suites had two bathrooms, to enable couples to complete their toilets at the same time, for instance when going out in the evening. For most guests of the Prince de Galles, this was like home.


Prince de Galles has counted among its guests Winston Churchill, Marlene Dietrich and Elvis Presley, Pele and Andre Agassi, to name but a few of the rich list. By the way: located in Avenue George V, it is the eastern neighbour of the hotel George V. George V was named after the King of England, father of the Prince of Wales. The two hotels, however, bear no family relationship.

The related history dates back to the 19th century.

Arthur Millon (Président du Comité de l'Alimentation Parisienne)
(7 March 1852, Bernouil, Yonne — 1913, Paris)

1872: Millon arrives in Paris
1897: Millon buys the Café de la Paix
1901: Société Fermière du Grand Hôtel, todays Grand Hôtel InterContinental
1905: Arthur Millon forms the Société de l'Hotel Meurice and buys the Hotel Meurice with his partner Henri Wiener and transforms it with the help of architect Henri-Paul Nénot. Millon holds 27% of the shares. The new director is Fréderic Schwenter from Switzerland.
1913: Millon dies, his son André takes over.

1924: André Millon engages French architect André-Louis Arfvidson (1870 - 1935) to build a hotel in Avenue George V. The name should be Prince of Wales Hotel / Hôtel Prince de Galles, because it should not only be named after but also welcome the Prince of Wales during his visits to Paris.

1929: the hotel PRINCE DE GALLE opens

1974: the Millon family sells the hotel. The American hotel chain Marriott buys it, in 1992 Sheraton takes over, between 1993 – 1994 interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon renovates all rooms, the lobby, bar and the restaurant (Pierre-Yves Rochon has founded his hotel-interior-design specialised company in 1979 — he also renovates the neighbouring Hotel George V.).

Restaurant: Le Jardin des Cygnes – French cuisine, Chef Benoist Rambaud.
The restaurant also has a private extension, the Trianon.
Regency Bar

1998: Starwood operates the Hotel Prince de Galles.

2011–2013: the hotel closes for renovations. Again Pierre-Yves Rochon takes care of the interiors (lobby and floors=rooms and suites), the restaurant and the bar are designed by Bruno Borrione.

Elvis Presley stayed here 3 time in 1959-60, while taking time off from his military service in Germany.

Manuel De Vasconcelos

Managed by: Starwood Hotels
138/30 Rooms
30 Suites

Wireless High Speed Internet Access in All Guest Rooms (Charge) Smoke Detectors in Room In-Room Safe Alarm Clock Television with Remote Control Bathroom Telephone Hypoallergenic Pillows Mini Bar Voicemail Hairdryer Cable Channels Fax/Copier/Printer Patio View Room Outlet Adaptors Satellite Channels Writing Desk In-Room Movies DVD Player Speaker Telephone Walk-in Closet Rollaway Beds Direct Dialing Telephone

On the sunny side and right at the centre of Av. George V.

Fitness Centre ------ Beauty Salon

The hotel has 5 meeting spaces, catering for up to 200 attendees.

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Prince de Galles
Country: France
City: Paris
Opening date: 1929, 2 August
Architects: André-Louis Arfvidson (1870 - 1935)

Note from the Host

General Manager

Gerald R. Krischek-Cruypelans: I am proud to manage this outstanding Art déco hotel in Paris, the city of grand hotels. It is so very special in its architecutral structure and in its almost perfectly kept in its original 1929 apearance. On the other hand interior designers like Pierre Yves Rochon or Bruon Borrione have added a contemporary flair in the most recent renovation.


Coordinates

33 Avenue George V
75008 France, Paris

Tel: +33-1-5323 7777
Fax: +33-1-5323 7878

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