Not many people know.. The Hilton Paris Opera, originally called the Grand Terminus Hotel, opened in 1889
19 Aug 2019
Not many people know that the Hilton Paris Opera hotel, originally called the Grand Terminus Hotel, opened the same year as the Eiffel Tower to accommodate visitors to the fourth World Fair in 1889. In 2015, the hotel was renovated costing over £40 million.
Located in the lively Opera district, this hotel is within walking distance of the City of Lights' main sights and famous department stores. In addition, the hotel is close to the La Defense business district which can be reached by train and also close to the Palais Garnier opera house.
The hotel offers 268 rooms including 29 suites across five floors. It assimilates the Haussmannian architecture inherited from Gustave Eiffel. The hotel lobby is decorated with frescoes and pillars whose design has not changed since the late 19th century. The hotel lobby is famous for its distinctive brass walls, decorated with ornate designs and beautiful chandeliers.
The hotel's rooms and suites are designed using a contemporary style and Parisian design. The hotel room is spacious (enough for three people - two on the bed and one on the sofa) and has a very comfortable bed and pillows.
The hotel is close to Saint-Lazare Station, which provides access to famous attractions such as Disneyland Paris, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs-Elysees and the Louvre Museum. The hotel is also a five-minute walk from Galeries Lafayette and the world-famous Printemps department store.