Le Grand Hotel Bordeaux, France
If you’re looking for a weekend break as we head into the New Year, we reckon you might want to check out the sixth hotel in France to be signed to the renowned Intercontinental group. Le Grand Hotel, Bordeaux has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and commands pride of place on Bordeaux’s main square, Place de la Comédie.
Le Grand Hotel has been converted from the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa and is set perfectly in Bordeaux’s city centre among high-end boutiques and world-class restaurants, as well as facing opposite the Opera. It’s been refurbished to sleek modern standards by renowned French architect and designer Jacques Garcia, while still preserving the property’s awe-inspiring 18th century grandeur.
As you could probably guess, Le Grand Hotel has plenty to offer in the way of dining with the Gordon Ramsay Group bringing charisma and a fine dining restaurant experience with Le Pressoir D’Argent. Their dedicated team of Chefs prepare uniquely seasonal dishes from the terroir of Bordeaux, all expertly matched with exceptional regional wines. This is the wine capital of France after all!
Perfect for a city break with your Jane, Jacques Garcia has also worked his magic in the stunning two-storey Les Bains de Léa spa, which is housed in the hotel. Bathed in natural light throughout and leading out to a rooftop terrace, the world-class facilities include fitness, wellness and relaxation programmes, an indoor pool, 10 treatment rooms, 2 VIP treatment rooms, as well as a Jacuzzi on the 360-degree rooftop beach.
The rooms themselves feature a unique décor packing full of elegance and snugness inspired by the 18th century architecture. Ornate furnishings in rich colourways are contrasted by all the modern amenities you could wish for with flat-screen TVs, coffee machines and optional wine bars all provided.
We should also add there’s a large stylish cocktail bar and an indoor courtyard serving afternoon tea for when things warm up a little. Check out prices and availability on the Intercontinental Le Grand Hotel Website.