- Name: InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel
- Rooms: 130
- Rating: 5-Star
- Brand: InterContinental
- Parent: InterContinental Hotels Group
- Owner: Financière Immobilière de Bordeaux
Taking full advantage of its setting in Bordeaux’s UNESCO-listed historical center, the stately luxury 5-star Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel brings the meaning of traditional hospitality back to the city’s elite hotel scene with a slew of period features and contemporary amenities.
The hotel is actually made up of interconnected 18th-century buildings across from Bordeaux’s famous Grand Théâtre, and it was renovated in 2007 by designer Jacques Garcia. Thanks to its idiosyncratic layout, no two of the 127 rooms and 21 suites are exactly the same, so if you find a room you like, ask for it next time.
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.
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…
- Location: 2-5 Place de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux, France