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Hôtel de Crillon in Paris reopens

After a 4-year 200 million euro ($222 million) revamp luxury Hôtel de Crillon at the Place de la Concorde banks on recovery in Paris pulling.

The 124-room Crillon, owned by a Saudi Prince and run by Hong-Kong based New World Group's Rosewood Hotels, is looking to attract guests from the United States, the Middle East and Asia's fast-growing wealthy elite.

Those wanting to follow in the footsteps of previous guests including pop star Madonna and former U.S. president Bill Clinton since the building's conversion to a hotel in 1909 will have to pay rates that start at 1,200 euros a night and rise to 25,000 euros for the top floor suite named after composer Leonard Bernstein, who stayed there regularly.

The reopening of the Crillon comes a year after the Ritz Paris unveiled its restoration and a year before the Cheval Blanc opens in the Samaritaine building owned by luxury group LVMH.

is/ks (rtr, dpa)

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