With the Ritz now closed for two years for major renovations, will we be losing forever one of the last of the legendary grand hotels as we know it? They have let their entire staff go and are embarking on a quest to "modernize" and "upgrade" this "dated" hotel. Last time I was there, it looked fine to me. The accommodations were luxurious and the staff was polished. The Ritz has its own unique style and, frankly, I don't stay there for the sterile look of a Four Seasons or Mandarin Oriental Hotel. But that seems to be the way all the grand old hotels are going. Frankly, these days, you don't know whether you are in Hong Kong, New York, or London once you are in your room. Does every hotel room have to have wi-fi, a ghastly flat screen television, and a monotone color scheme? What passes for "luxury" these days does not impress me and there will be a fond remembrance of things past as the Ritz gets its "makeover." By the way, the Crillon is now closed for two years as it goes under the knife also...
- Also Known As:
- Ritz Hotel Paris
- Paris Ritz-Carlton
- Paris Ritz
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Currently closed for renovations. Renowned Hotel maintaining reputation for service & excellence; located in a former 18th-century private residence. ... more less
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