Replete with a rich heritage and culture, The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa has become part of the life of its city, its heritage, its region and its vineyards.
What was true from the end of the 18th century, at the very beginning of its history, is still true 230 years later. With the same strenght, the same commitment, the same passion, and the same desire for perfection.
Historic Hub of the City of Bordeaux
Right in the heart of the golden triangle, generally known as the “quartier des Grands Hommes”, the historic hub of the city of Bordeaux, architect Victor Louis added the final touches to the construction of a mansion house. This inspired architect designed the Grand Théâtre. A reference in the art of building!
The same neoclassical-inspired façade, same Corinthian style colonnade, same excessive interior style, like the astonishing Marble Room, now called the Sauternes Salon, a marvel of marvels: opposite the Grand Théâtre, the mirror effect is immediate, striking, and at the same time the Harmony of the whole Place de la Comédie reaches perfection. This new building immediately entered the hearts of the people of Bordeaux.
Five Star ***** Grand Hotel
The Grand Hôtel was therefore born under the sign of Excellence. The years and decades passed and asserted the hotel”s reputation, reinforced by legendary guests, like the Deputy… Victor Hugo who, in 1870, made this visionary statement from the neighbouring terrace of the Café de Bordeaux: “If we do not want any more wars in Europe, we must create Europe”. Visionary, did we say…
Then History with a capital “H” began to slow down. As the years went by, life in the hotel lost some of its intensity and some of its splendour. But the myth lived on.
Prestige and Beauty
The hotel suddenly regained its original prestige when Bordeaux businessman Michel Ohayon bought both the 18th century listed façade and the adjacent buildings. In collaboration with architect Michel Pétuaud-Létang, he then decided to breathe new life into the ex-Grand Hôtel.
Five stars now shine above this historic building which has succeeded in finding the balance between its rich past and luxury services.
Beyond the regained magnificence of the city”s famous Golden Triangle, this five-star hotel ─ the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa ─ which had been lacking until then, enhanced the hotel offer in Bordeaux.
From the Spa, Gastronimic adventures and family programs, there is so much to indulge in at the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa!
“We are smitten with this gorgeous historical hotel!” says EAT LOVE SAVOR Magazine, International Editor in Chief, Angela Tunner