How would you feel when a fundamentalist country’s royal heads purchase monumental institutions of a city like Paris? A little Edgy? Well, that’s exactly how I feel. Paris’s world-famous luxury Crillon hotel has been bought by the Saudi royal family for about $355 million dollars, and the deal is being brokered by US-based Starwood Capital. The Crillon was built in the 18th century and is now located on Place de la Concorde.
It has about 147 rooms and suites. Its rooms offer you views f the site at which King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and other members of the Royal Family of France were guillotined during the French Revolution. It is located next to the American Embassy and is known for its opulent design.
It is interesting to note that almost all of Paris’ hotels are now owned by foreigners. Le Fouquet’s Barriere remains the last hotel that is controlled by the French Capital. It remains to be seen how the hotel would be managed by the Saudi Royal Family and it also makes one cringe that European heritage and culture will now be managed by the royal heads of a country that still believes in executing homosexuals and murdering women and men for interacting with each other.
Via: Google News