A symbol of prestige and comfort, the famous hotel Ritz on the place vendôme in the French capital, was closed for renovation. It should last for two years and will cost its current owner, Egyptian billionaire Mohamed al Fayed at 140 million euros.
I must say that the hotel in which stayed many crowned heads, movie stars, where one third of the life of Coco Chanel, really needs a serious “facelift” so that, as before, to be at a proper height. Because last time the repair work was carried out here over 30 years ago.
Immediate Wake-up call for the owner of the “Ritz” became the reexamination, which recently in accordance with the new law on the development and modernization of tourist services were many of France. This document introduced a number of new criteria for awarding “stars”. Although the “Ritz” and received the maximum five stars, but here in the category “Palace” was denied. Had to respond, especially when you consider the tough competition from Asian investors who in the past two years has opened in Paris a few luxurious hotels of the highest category, such as “Shangri-La”, “Mandarin Oriental” and several others. And the local masters of hospitality of a class”Lux” are not asleep. So, famous hotels “Bristol” and “MERIS”, included in “top ten” best Paris hotels, has already seriously updated. However, there without closing. Continue reading