Under the new hotel classification system in
France, the Marriott Hotel Champs Elysees and Renaissance Paris
Vendome Hotel are two of the first hotels in Paris to achieve the
new five-star luxury designation.
The hotels received the designation last
week after a lengthy French Ministry of Tourism audit consisting
of 240 criteria related to guest expectations of comfort and
hygiene, as well as new aspects such as hotel services,
sustainable development and new technologies.
classification program replaces the system in force since the 1960s that
classified hotels in France from zero to four stars, with luxury
hotels receiving the “palace” designation.
hotel rating existed everywhere except in France, and this was
confusing for international hotel guests used to staying in
five-star hotels,” said Hervé Novelli, Secretary of State for
By the end of the year, Mr. Novelli estimated that 100 –
150 hotels will receive the five-star, luxury hotel designation,
and the “palace” classification will disappear.
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