Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
The majestic 1910 hotel—which recently underwent a $30-million renovation—has grand public spaces and stately rooms filled with Louis XVI-style furniture. The 199-room hotel retains all of the grandeur of it's heyday, thanks to the crystal chandeliers, Roman arches, and Italian marble floors. The hotel is also a historic site: the Treaty of Versailles was drawn up in its Clemenceau Ballroom in 1919. Thought the muted palette of olive, taupe, and beige, and a stellar spa are welcome updates.
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