Did you know that the palace hotel is in the form of “E” like empress Eugénie? In a grand 1855 palace that was once the summer home of Napoléon III, this luxury seafront hotel is 7 minutes’ walk from Casino Barrière de Biarritz. The iconic Hôtel du Palais Biarritz on the Atlantic coast will become the third hotel in France under The Unbound Collection by Hyatt.
As the sixth property in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Europe, the 142-room hotel will mark a significant milestone for the brand’s growth. In addition to Hôtel du Palais, Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London and Parisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest are expected to open under this brand before the end of 2019.
As a living memory of the Biarritz history, the “Villa Eugénie”, now Hotel du Palais, was built in 1855 by Napoléon III for his wife Eugénie de Montijo. Guests will be able to follow in the footsteps of global celebrities who indulged in the alluring French glamour of this property, one of France’s prestigious palace hotels.
The hotel will be fully renovated by renowned design companies, including Atelier COS.
The renovation will maintain the Second Empire style which defines Biarritz and assures its reputation as a refined sea resort.
A partial reopening is set to take place between July and October 2019, and final renovations are scheduled to be complete for a full reopening in June 2020. New features will include renovated guestrooms, two revitalized signature restaurants, a new lounge and bar, as well as restored public areas to create a lively local atmosphere for guests.
There are currently eight other Hyatt properties open in France, including the new Hyatt Centric La Rosière, Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, Hyatt Paris Madeleine, Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée, Hyatt Regency Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile and Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme. Hotel du Louvre is currently under renovation and Hyatt Regency Chantilly is scheduled to open in late 2018 along with three additional hotels expected to open under Hyatt’s select service portfolio in the coming years: Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Charles De Gaulle Airport and Hyatt Place Rouen.