Mon dieu! The Paris Ritz has closed for renovations that are expected to take two years. It is the first time in its 114 years that the legendary hotel has closed. But it is not unheard of for luxury hotels to shut down while undergoing extensive renovations. In Los Angeles, for example, both the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air closed for similar long periods while being overhauled. Fodor’s has details about the Ritz here.
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