PHOTOS: Inside Saudi-owned newly renovated Hotel de Crillon in Paris
The Hotel de Crillon, one of the world's oldest luxury hotels which looks onto the square where Louis XVI lost his head, reopened on July 5, 2017, after a multi-million-euro makeover lasting four years
The historic hotel was commissioned by Louis XV in 1758 and served as a private residence until it was transformed into a hotel in 1909. Photo: Courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
The hotel has played a major role in historic events. Financial Times reports that the 1778 French-American treaty recognising the Declaration of Independence was signed in its Salon des Aigles, as was the 1919 covenant of the League of Nations. Marie Antoinette took music lessons in the salon that bears her name and was guillotined outside on the Place de la Concorde.
Photo: Courtesy of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts