In an announcement by Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French nationals abroad, the Hôtel Royal Evian this year received the highest distinction in the 5-star hotel category by becoming one of the 23 French palaces.
«It is a great honour for the Hôtel Royal Evian to receive the official Palace label», said Laurent Roussin, the hotel's General Manager. "We have for a long time felt that it is a symbol of a true 5-star hotel. Today we are proud that France recognizes our commitments and rewards the work provided by our incredible team. It is to this subtle blend of relaxed sophistication and total luxury that meets the requirements of the most discerning travellers that the Hôtel Royal owes this prestigious distinction. "
Inaugurated in 1909, the Hôtel Royal re-opened its doors in 2015 following 24 months of historic refurbishment entrusted to interior designer François Champsaur, and Head Architect of Historic Monuments François Chatillon. The Hôtel Royal now combines charm of the French Belle Epoque with the elegance of contemporary design. A historical tradition embodied by a new face which incites a reappraisal of the criteria that place a 5-star hotel in a world apart.
With its incredible location (at the heart of the Evian Resort in Evian-les-Bains, on the shores of Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Alps), a past steeped in history (throughout the 20th century, crowned heads, stars of music and cinema and politicians from all over the world stayed here), its internationally renowned spa, gastronomic restaurant and 7 exceptional private suites with terraces affording views of the lake and Alps that reach new heights, the Hôtel Royal Evian has everything a client could wish for.
The Hôtel Royal Evian is both a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World, a collection of 400 independent hotels, resorts and spas among the most luxurious and unique in the world, and a member of the Virtuoso programme, the most prestigious group of luxury travel agencies which liaises with around 2,000 of the most exclusive addresses in the world for travellers. A unique holiday destination in an outstanding natural location on the shores of Lake Geneva, the largest lake in Western Europe, the Hôtel Royal Evian offers an elegant, contemporary version of timeless French luxury on the world stage.