Bouygues Bâtiment Île-de-France, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has been declared the winner of the tender for the refurbishment of the celebrated Ritz Hotel, situated in the Place Vendôme in Paris.
The luxury hotel, to close this summer and reopen in 2014, is to be totally refitted. This will encompass complete refurbishment of the decoration and renovation of the historic areas, while preserving the spirit of the iconic institution.
The comfort of guests will be greatly improved by the creation of a summer restaurant with a sliding roof, a larger number of suites, an extension to the ballroom and incorporation of the latest technological innovations.
Architect Didier Beautemps of the Atelier Cos firm of architects and interior designer Thierry W. Despont will coordinate the project. Up to 600 people will be working on-site at peak periods. Numerous specialised craftsmen will be involved, including cabinetmakers, stonemasons and plasterers.
In Paris, Bouygues Group renovated the Four Seasons George V in 1999, the Grand Hôtel InterContinental in 2003, Fouquet’s Barrière in 2006, and the Royal Monceau and the Shangri-La in 2010. The Hermitage in Monaco was also renovated in 2002. Further afield, Bouygues Construction has built a number of luxury hotel complexes in the Caribbean, Morocco, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.