Situated a mere 30 minutes from Paris, the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles is a superior luxury hotel that offers unsurpassed comfort within walking distance to the legendary Château de Versailles. Guests are greeted by an opulence upon entering the lobby of this modern luxury hotel steeped in a history that makes it a living monument to world events. The entrance welcomes guests into a well-appointed spacious lobby that features impressive chandeliers, sophisticated French provincial upholstered furniture accented by modern tables along with pedestals highlighting exquisite flower arrangements.
The long archway hallways of the ground floor lobby are bathed in natural light provided by arched windows. With white stone walls and marble floors guests immediately feel like royalty when entering the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles. The lobby also features the bright airy casually inviting Bar Galarie which features a French tradition, afternoon tea. This light fare restaurant bar offers guests cocktails and light dining choices for all tastes.
Alice will greet you at reception and show you to your room
Providing luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites in 8 distinctive floor plans, the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles is extremely child friendly. It features special accommodations as well as activities for guests travelling with Princes and Princesses. Guest accommodations include traditional hotel style rooms with comfortable bedding, spectacularly unique views along with sitting areas and all the modern amenities that are common throughout the Waldorf brand. Private suites include a phenomenal selection featuring fireplaces, private dining rooms, secluded balconies as well as terraces with views of the royally impressive neighborhood that surround the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles.
The majestic original building of the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles, built using cut stone to mimic the opulence of the Louis XIV’s Palace at Versailles, opened on May 10, 1910. Its royal surrounding, proximately to Paris, as well as its dotting attention to luxury became an immediate favorite with the famous elite.
Within a decade the Trianon Palace Hotel would relinquish its goal of providing luxury accommodations to the traveler to providing aid and comfort to the casualties of World War I as it became an auxiliary hospital.
A Grand Re-opening as a hotel occurred in 1916. In 1917 it became the center of world events as it was used by the Allied Forces as the base for the Supreme War Council. It remained at the center of attention for years. Its historical significance to world events was sealed when Georges Clemenceau dictated the terms of the Treaty of Versailles in the reception hall that today bears his name.
Leaving the tragedy of the World War behind, the Trianon Palace Hotel resumed its prominence as the roaring twenties got underway. It was a favorite haunt for the literary and theatrical aristocracy of Paris. Paul Valéry, Sacha Guitry and Marlene Dietrich were among those that used the hotel at the edge of the Royal Domain as a country retreat. Joining them in the luxuries of the hotel property, accommodations and amenities of fine dining, active nightlife, idyllic gardens, along with its ideal location were titans of the business world. Paul Getty and John Rockefeller were active guests at the Trianon Palace Hotel when visiting Paris.
World War II again changed the mission of this historic getaway. It became the home to the Royal Air Force, the Headquarters to the Luftwaffe during the German occupation, it then reverted to the Allied Forces when the tide of the war changed. Within the walls of this iconic hotel, the world’s greatest generals met and determined the geopolitical structure of the world as the war came to an end. Here Charles de Gaulle, Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and Montgomery all ate, slept, contemplated and planned in the building and grounds of the Trianon Palace Hotel.
At the conclusion of the war, the Trianon Palace Hotel was ripe for a total renovation and restoration. Upon their completion in 1946 the Trianon Palace Hotel hosted royalty from around the world who took comfort in it’s neighborhood, proximity to the world’s most impressive Palace and it’s luxurious accommodations. Writers, Painters, Actors and Philosophers also enjoyed the tranquil setting of the world popular Trianon Palace Hotel.
Major renovations including the construction of a new building dubbed the Pavillon du Trianon were again undertaken when the seven and a half acres of the Trianon Palace Hotel property was bought by an international hospitality company in the 1990s. The addition of a state-of-the-art conference center added to the footprint of this legendary hotel. It became a jewel in the crown of the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand and was renamed Waldorf Astoria Trianon Place Versailles.
Thank you to Mr Xavier Hurault de Ligny, Director of Sales who was so kind to show us the beautiful property.
Honoring its heritage as the epitome of luxury, the Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace – Versailles offers guests, indoor-outdoor pools, a spa, children’s program, exquisitely maintained gardens, bars, cafes, fine dining, pastry from renowned chefs and the Michelin-star Gordon Ramsay au Trianon.
Lunch in Bar Galerie
Breakfast Buffet La Veranda by Gordon Ramsay
Andre will make a delicious omelet for your morning breakfast
Dinner at the La Veranda by Gordon Ramsay restaurant
Old tomatoes salad, burratina, basil, spicy tomato syrup
Crusted pate of poultry, duck and foie gras, Piccalilli condiment
Seabass fillet, caponata, basil, cherry tomato veloute
Pan fried veal, potato gnocchi, parmesan, sage
Baba Irish coffee style
Thank you Yann for taking good care of us at the La Veranda by Gordon Ramsay restaurant.
The Gordon Ramsay au Trianon offers Specialty French Cuisine against the backdrop of the Parc de Versailles. The signature gastronomic escapade by renowned Chef Gordon Ramsey includes a 7 Course Dinner for Two that is billed as a feast for the senses. An Ala carte menu of delicate French dishes customized by the art of Gordon Ramsey is also available during normal operating hours.
Story by Daniel Dachille and Laine Page
Video Voice over by Jim Reynolds