Few hotels have a history as rich as Hôtel de Crillon, which was commissioned as a palace by King Louis XV and once hosted Marie Antoinette’s piano lessons. Last July, the residence—now managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts—re-opened after a four-year renovation that brought modern amenities like central air-conditioning while preserving its iconic 18th century finishings, including gold ceilings, grand staircases and marble walls. —Abigail Abrams
Correction: August 24
The original version of this story misstated Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ relationship to the Hôtel de Crillon. Rosewood manages the property. The company does not own it.