HOTEL CRILLON

Jun 5th, 2007, 12:17 PM
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HOTEL CRILLON

Would like to hear any and all comments about recents stays at the Hotel Crillon in the last 6 months. We are booked there for two nights in November to celebrate our anniversary. Thanks.

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Jun 5th, 2007, 12:29 PM
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Since it is well known as one of the finest and most expensive hotels in the world I think you already know all you need to know about it.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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Gretchen-

The hotel is no longer owned by the Taittinger family and Starwood has a large stake in it, which is my concern and why I asked for recent comments on stays.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 12:42 PM
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Barrry Sternlict that bought the Crillion is one fine hotelier. You have nothing to worry about, it is a fantastic place.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 12:54 PM
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I appreciate your input, however, I am not a big fan of Starwood hotels (I come from the hospitality industry) and booked the hotel through a TA before I learned of the new ownership. But I've always wanted to stay there, so we will keep our plans.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:08 PM
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It is said to be one of the leading hotels in Paris, even though it was one of the six that were found to be engaged in price fixing in 2005 (fined 248,000 euro, the most of any of the six—it was part of Hôtels Concorde at the time). I've heard that the restaurant, Les Ambassadeurs, is superlative.

Over the past few years the Four Seasons George V has consistently been rated at the top, I believe (although it is also one of the six mentioned above).

These are all excellent hotels in which to stay if you play to spend your entire trip in your hotel.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:15 PM
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The Crillon is still part of the Concorde Hotel Group (which falls under the umbrella of Louvre Hotel Group), but Starwood has a huge stake in it. I do believe I did hear about the price fixing a couple of years ago but forgot about it. I appreciate your input
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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:20 PM
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My dear pariswoman, with your recent posts on the Meurice, Alain Ducasse, and the Crillon, this should be your biggest worry. Perhaps Starrwood is leaving Godiva on pillows now instead of Teuscher. You'll live.

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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:25 PM
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pariswoman: I've got almost 40 years in the service industry, I have stayed at the Crillon, GEO V, Athenee, Lancaster, Hyatt Vendome etc. Yes, it is true, the top hotels were charged with price fixing to keep the rates out of sight. I can understand that you want the very best experience, we all do, but relax, it is a great hotel. We have had varying degrees of luck with all these hotels, but I assure you, you will enjoy the experience.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:25 PM
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Cimbone: my sentiments exactly.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:28 PM
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It is one of the seven hotels in Paris that is considered to be in the "palace" category. The most recent member is the Fouquet's Barrière which opened six months ago.

Two more "palaces" will open in the next two years, both Asian owned.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:30 PM
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Cimbrone and Richardsonsmn:

I would prefer you two not answer my posts in the future, since you are both quite snide. I asked a simple question, from which I still did not get a reply.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:32 PM
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Sounds like pariswoman needs to forget the Crillon. There's a medical mission in Haiti which would be just the thing to squash pariswoman's anxieties.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:33 PM
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YOU MUST BE KIDDING! I have answered every post with detailed answers, you need to mellow out, geez. You ain't gonna have any fun with that attitude, have a nice trip.
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Cimbone; I want you to know how much I appreciated your help with one of my favorite cities, Zurich, beyond informative. i use your info twice a year when we visit, I could move into Baur au Lac and never leave, if only I had the $$$$$$, thanks again.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:39 PM
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richardsonsnm--I think you're confusing me with Cicerone, the resident Zurich expert. But I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. I liked Zurich as well.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 01:40 PM
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Your right! sorry.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 02:08 PM
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Meanwhile, I have decided that pariswoman can go ---- herself just from her own attitude.
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Jun 5th, 2007, 02:14 PM
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Now we know where that "ugly American thing" came from.........
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Jun 5th, 2007, 02:32 PM
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I suggest all of you who got so nasty should read paragraph 5 in your subscriber agreement with this website. Seems to me you are not complying. Cheers.
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