Waldorf=Astoria Collection Hotel to Open in Versailles


Hilton Hotels Corp. (HHC) today announced that it is set to open the Trianon Palace Versailles as a Waldorf=Astoria Collection hotel early next year, signaling the brand’s French debut.

Currently a Westin property, Trianon Palace Versailles, The Waldorf=Astoria Collection will be the second European hotel to join the company’s Waldorf=Astoria Collection after the Rome Cavalieri, which was added in September 2008. The hotel, surrounded by a private three-acre wooded park, is less than a mile from the Chateau de Versailles and a little more than 12 miles from the heart of Paris.

The 199-room hotel retains many historic features, and has recently completed an extensive multimillion-dollar renovation program of all public areas, accommodations and guest facilities.

Trianon Palace Versailles is also home to several Gordon Ramsay restaurants (Ramsey is responsible for gourmet in-room dining and provision of all catering services) and the 30,000-plus-square-foot Guerlain Spa. In addition to treatments and therapies, the spa features an indoor heated swimming pool. A fitness center is also available, as are two outdoor tennis courts.

The hotel features 19 conference rooms, all with wireless high-speed Internet access facilities and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. An onsite, 24-hour business center also provides a variety of essential support services.

For more information, call 011-33-130-8450-00. The hotel will be available on HHC Booking systems beginning January 1, 2009.

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