Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château, MGallery by Sofitel, has opened following a complete renovation of an historic 19th century building in the Île-de-France region of France, what was once the seat of political power in the Kingdom of France. Originally constructed by the War Ministry of Louis-Napoléon III in 1854, the property is situated just 200 metres from the Palace of Versailles and its gardens.
Set at the very top of the Avenue de Paris, the hotel enjoys a prime location on the widest avenue in France, providing the ideal starting point from which to explore the most beautiful cultural and historic sites of The Royal City, including the Royal Opera, the Centre de Musique Baroque and the Théâtre Montansier. Its proximity to Versailles' two main railway stations also makes it easy to visit the capital's must-see attractions, with Paris only 20 minutes by train.
The 4-star hotel evokes the building's exceptional heritage and influential splendour of neighbouring Palace of Versailles, although with a contemporary feel and luxurious touch for modern day travellers. It features classical architecture comprising of just four floors as properties in Versailles are not permitted to be higher than the King's chamber in the Palace.
The hotel decor combines architecture with nature and echoes the gardens of the Château, with a focus on natural light through an impressive central glass roof. The Orangerie's stylised arabesques and geometric shapes evoke the conical, sculpted shrubs of the gardens and the hotel's corridors reflect views of Versailles and the Halls of the Palace.
The boutique hotel comprises of 152 rooms, including two junior suites and seven suites, where dramatic Versailles heritage meets contemporary design to create a plush, relaxing ambiance; antique mirrors, conical lamps that serve as a reminder of the sculpted shrubs in the royal gardens, classical LED chandeliers, herringbone carpets, parquet flooring, elegant white marble bathrooms and ceiling designs inspired by the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles.
Rates start at €190 per room per night. For further information on Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château – MGallery by Sofitel visit: http://www.mgallery.com