Palace of versailles

Opening of a new hotel fit for a king in the Palace of Versailles

Famous luxury brand Les Airelles will soon launch a fabulous new property in the heart of Versailles to give guests the chance to experience the life of a French king firsthand.

A unique hotel in a palace is set to open in spring 2020.

Conceived by Christophe TollemerLes Airelles Palace of Versailles, Le Grand Control is the latest attraction at the Palace of Versailles and is sure to attract a crowd that wants to experience what it was like to be French royalty.

We find out more.

A royal hotel in Versailles

Lovers of French history and aristocracy in particular will revel in the new offering from the Palace of Versailles.

The Palace has long been one of France’s biggest tourist attractions, but travelers will soon have a better reason to visit this sprawling and immaculately maintained royal complex – a new hotel is due to open early next year.

Le Grand Contrôle is a 14-key property nestled in the royal palace landscape and is a mix of suites and apartments that would have appealed to even the most discerning royals, such as former palace dwellers Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

The Gardens of Versailles. (Photo by Armand Khoury on Unsplash)

The epitome of luxury design

Le Grand Contrôle is the latest addition to the portfolio of the luxury brand Les Airelles, which already has establishments in Courchevel, Provence and Val d’Isère, some of which are part of the Leading Hotels of The World collection.

Renowned designer Christophe Tollemer, who has a long history of producing opulent interiors for Les Airelles, has been enlisted to take the helm of the project at Le Grand Contrôle, which has been designed in a decadent 18th century style.

A night spent at the hotel will take guests on a “unique journey through time to the Age of Enlightenment and the court of the Kingdom of France”, according to the hotel’s website.

Grand Control guests will have unparalleled access to the palace attractions, including panoramic views of the Orangerie and the Swiss Water Piece, and proximity to the Hall of Mirrors and exquisite gardens.

Additionally, there will be a restaurant run by Alain Ducasse and a state-of-the-art spa, where guests can relax and rejuvenate after a long day of walking in the park.