Hôtel du Palais, Biarritz, Joins the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Date: October 2018

Location: Biarritz, France

Name: Hotel du Palais – reopening 2020

No. of Keys: 142

Owner: Socomix – Entreprise Soc D’economie Mixte Pour L’exploitation. The Hôtel du Palais was built in 1855 by Napoléon III for his wife Eugénie de Montijo.

Originally named the Villa Eugénie, it was transformed into a luxury hotel and renamed in 1893.

New Management: Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with Socomix for the Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz, France.

This historic, luxury palace will be the third property in France to join the Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, alongside Hôtel du Louvre in Paris and Hôtel Martinez in Cannes.

As the sixth property in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Europe, the 142-room hotel will mark a significant milestone for the brand’s growth.

In addition to Hôtel du Palais, Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London and Parisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest are expected to open under this brand before the end of 2019.


The hotel will be fully renovated by renowned design companies, including Atelier COS, honouring traditional French luxury and the hotel’s rich heritage.

A partial reopening is set to take place between July and October 2019, and final renovations are scheduled to be complete for a full reopening in June 2020.

New features will include renovated guestrooms, two revitalised signature restaurants, a new lounge and bar, as well as restored public areas to create a lively local atmosphere for guests.

“Hôtel du Palais provides Hyatt with a unique opportunity to take on a property steeped in rich national history, significantly strengthening our European resort offering for Hyatt overall and the Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in particular,” said Guido Fredrich, regional vice president, development Europe.

There are currently eight other Hyatt properties open in France, including the new Hyatt Centric La Rosière, Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, Hyatt Paris Madeleine, Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée, Hyatt Regency Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile and Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme.

Hotel du Louvre is currently under renovation and Hyatt Regency Chantilly is scheduled to open in late 2018.

Three additional hotels are expected to open within Hyatt’s select-service portfolio in the coming years: Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Charles De Gaulle Airport and Hyatt Place Rouen.

THPT Comment: Strong growth for Hyatt generally in France and their new brand Unbound Collection. Some great hotels.

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