by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 07, 2016
The Ritz Paris -- one of the most iconic properties in the world -- has completed its extensive four-year renovation. The luxury hotel, which opened in 1898, had been closed for the duration of the the refurbishment, which was overseen by architect and designer Thierry W. Despont. The property now has 142 guest rooms, including 71 suites, and bathrooms have heated floors, televisions, and separate showers and bathtubs. The hotel has eight meeting and event "salons." Other enhancements include the first Chanel Spa, a renovated Bar Hemingway (named for Ernest Hemingway, who was a regular guest at the hotel), two other bars and three restaurants, including chef Nicolas Sale's L'Espadon. Salon Proust offers afternoon tea service in the lobby.