The Grand Hôtel
In the heart of the golden triangle, opposite the Grand Théâtre, the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa is back on centre stage as an exceptional product after an authentic restoration.
When we look at this building”s history we understand why the Grand Hôtel is so important to the people of Bordeaux.
Its neoclassical façade, which is in perfect harmony with that of the Grand Théâtre ─ both were created by architect Victor Louis in 1776 ─ is also a major reason for the Grand Hôtel”s prestige.
In 1999, Bordeaux businessman Michel Ohayon decided to buy this façade and the adjacent buildings with the firm intention of reviving the myth of the Grand Hôtel.
Eight years later, he had achieved his goal, and at the end of 2007 the doors of what is now called the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa opened revealing a world more majestic than ever, brilliantly orchestrated by designer Jacques Garcia.
The Spa, entirely decorated by the famous Jacques Garcia, occupies the top three floors of the hotel and includes the panoramic Jacuzzi-terrace which overlooks the Grand Théâtre and the rooftops of Bordeaux.
Discover a hushed and relaxing atmosphere, bathed in natural light. Stealthily enter the magical world of the Bains de Léa Spa.
The past, a rich heritage
The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa has become part of the life of its city, its heritage, its region and its vineyards.
What was true from the end of the 18th century, at the very beginning of its history, is still true 230 years later. With the same strenght, the same commitment, the same passion, and the same desire for perfection.
The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa is the place for all types of meetings and for all emotions.
A dream, a history
Right in the heart of the golden triangle, generally known as the “quartier des Grands Hommes”, the historic hub of the city of Bordeaux, architect Victor Louis added the final touches to the construction of a mansion house. This inspired architect designed the Grand Théâtre. A reference in the art of building!
The same neoclassical-inspired façade, same Corinthian style colonnade, same excessive interior style, like the astonishing Marble Room, now called the Sauternes Salon, a marvel of marvels: opposite the Grand Théâtre, the mirror effect is immediate, striking, and at the same time the Harmony of the whole Place de la Comédie reaches perfection. This new building immediately entered the hearts of the people of Bordeaux.
The Grand Hôtel was therefore born under the sign of Excellence. The years and decades passed and asserted the hotel”s reputation, reinforced by legendary guests, like the Deputy… Victor Hugo who, in 1870, made this visionary statement from the neighbouring terrace of the Café de Bordeaux: “If we do not want any more wars in Europe, we must create Europe”. Visionary, did we say…
Then History with a capital “H” began to slow down. As the years went by, life in the hotel lost some of its intensity and some of its splendour. But the myth lived on.
A decor by Jacques Garcia
The hotel suddenly regained its original prestige when Bordeaux businessman Michel Ohayon bought both the 18th century listed façade and the adjacent buildings. In collaboration with architect Michel Pétuaud-Létang, he then decided to breathe new life into the ex-Grand Hôtel.
Five stars now shine above this historic building which has succeeded in finding the balance between its rich past and luxury services.
Beyond the regained magnificence of the city”s famous Golden Triangle, this five-star hotel ─ the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa ─ which had been lacking until then, enhanced the hotel offer in Bordeaux.
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