We're not only starting the New Year with good wishes: 2019 Gröbming will become Paris. Because our new design rooms have a very special interior: original pieces of furniture from the legendary Hotel Ritz Paris.
Since its establishment in 1898, the Ritz Paris has been a unique institution - a legendary grand hotel that represents the epitome of luxury, style and class.
Today, as then, it's a celebrity hot spot. Audrey Hepburn and Maria Callas resided here. Coco Chanel lived and died inside the famous walls. Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald and Gary Cooper made the bar the center of their Paris stays. Lady Diana spent her last hours there. Former US President Richard Nixon, Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, movie stars Roger Moore and Woody Allen, as well as show stars Elton John and Madonna stayed in the upscale rooms.
Ernest Hemingway said once:
“When I dream of afterlive in heaven, the action always takes place in the Paris Ritz."
In early 2018, original furniture were auctioned in Paris for the first time due to a major renovation. Instead of the estimated value of about one million, the auction reached a total of 7.3 million euros. We were able to buy a part of this beautiful pieces full of history, including 2 bed heads, 3 bedside tables, a desk, a dressing table, paintings, hangers & luggage racks.
After detailed research and in cooperation with Weber Interior Design we designed our rooms nos. 18 & 28 in December 2018 in the style of the Ritz Paris. Of course, the focus was on the original pieces of furniture and how to bring the French elegance, the typical "l'art de vivre" in a small mountain village like Gröbming.
Luxury with velvet and silk in noble colors, French esprit through stylish wallpapers and playful details and not at least coziness by warm light, large cussions and a high-quality box spring bed give the antiques from Paris a fitting setting and make the two "Ritz rooms" one new highlight and a piece of "grand hotel" in our small boutique hotel.