Trianon Palace Versailles joins Waldorf Astoria Collection

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Hilton has welcomed the Trianon Palace Versailles to its Waldorf Astoria Collection, signalling the French debut of the luxury brand in one of the countrys most historic locations.

Simon Vincent, President of Hilton Hotels Europe, said, This marks an exciting and historic occasion for us, with the opening of our first ever Waldorf Astoria Collection property in France. The debut of this exciting new brand in one of the countrys finest locations underscores our strategy to integrate our successful Hilton Family of Hotels brands into key markets and locations throughout Europe. It is very fitting that this magnificent and unique hotel is reborn as a Waldorf Astoria Collection property, and as our first in France, continues to set the standard for luxury properties across the region.

Uniquely located less than a mile from the famed Chateau de Versailles and 20 kilometres from the heart of Paris, the Waldorf Astoria Collection Trianon Palace Versailles is nestled in the heart of Versailles and surrounded by a private three-acre wooded park. Renowned landscape designer Louis Benech has restored its famed gardens to their former glory incorporating various original elements.

The elegant 199-room hotel retains many historic features and has recently completed an extensive multi-million dollar renovation programme, overseen by noted interior designer Fiona Thompson, transforming all public areas, accommodation and guest facilities.

The Waldorf Astoria Collection Trianon Palace Versailles has also been recently recognised at the 2008 European Hotel Design Awards, picking up the top accolade in the Best Interior Design category for its lobby and public areas.

The Waldorf Astoria Collection Trianon Palace Versailles is also home to Gordon Ramsay au Trianon the acclaimed chefs first fine dining restaurant in France, complemented by a second Ramsay operated restaurant, La Veranda, a relaxed brasserie overlooking the outdoor terrace. Guests may also experience exclusive dining at The Chefs Table, which overlooks the kitchen of Gordon Ramsay au Trianon for both lunch and dinner. Gordon Ramsay is also responsible for gourmet in-room dining and provision of all catering services.

Throughout the hotel, guests can enjoy an array of facilities and experiences designed for leisure and active pursuits.

The Waldorf Astoria Collection, Trianon Palace Versailles is home to a stunning Spa Guerlain, encompassing over 2,800 square metres dedicated to beauty and well-being, featuring luxurious state-of-the-art facilities and amenities offering an extensive menu of bespoke treatments and therapies as well as a striking indoor heated swimming pool. For the more energetic, a fully equipped fitness centre is available, in addition to outdoor tennis courts within the hotels spacious grounds.

The hotels conference and meetings facilities - which can accommodate up to 300 guests - offer 19 conference rooms, all with wireless high speed internet access facilities and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. An on-site, 24-hour Business Centre also provides a variety of essential support services.

The Waldorf Astoria Collection Trianon Palace Versailles, is the second European hotel to join the companys prestigious Waldorf Astoria Collection, reflecting the luxury brands dynamic international expansion.

In September 2008, the former Rome Cavalieri Hilton was relaunched as the Waldorf Astoria Collection Rome Cavalieri, marking the debut of HHCs luxury brand in the region. Continuing this growth, the company has also unveiled plans for its Israeli inauguration, with the opening of The Palace Jerusalem in 2010 and has also revealed it is set to launch The Bentley in London this year.

In addition to the Trianon Palace Versailles, the Waldorf Astoria Collection also operates six other properties - five in the United States, comprising the inspiration for the brand, the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona; Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa in Maui, Hawaii; La Quinta Resort & Club in Southern California, Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club and The Reach Resort, both in Floridas Key West. Internationally it operates the 46-suite Qasr Al Sharq or Palace of the Orient in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and most recently, the Rome Cavalieri.

Prices for a one night stay at Trianon Palace Versailles start at EUR 279. The rate is per room and includes one nights accommodation, buffet breakfast, a welcome gift and late check-out (subject to availability).

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