Castle Versailles could house a luxury hotel in one of its buildings
Administration of Versailles launched a discreet bidding in an attempt to end a partnership with a luxury hotel chain, which will be able to rehabilitate and transform the hotel into a body of three buildings built in the early 1680s, owned by the castle .
This space, which covers an area of 2,800 square meters, is located just off the famous Versailles castle and park inside the property offers a spectacular view on the domain, Journal du Dimanche newspaper under.
The call for tenders launched by the administration of Versailles Castle to rehabilitate and convert the body into a hotel investment is needed between 4 and 7 million. According to the Journal du Dimanche information obtained, AccorHotels French hotel chain is interested in investing in this project.
Tenders in this regard can be submitted until 14 September and the winner will be the company that will administer the hotel for 60 years.
Versailles castle is about 7 million visitors annually, but its management must find additional resources to finance the establishment, in the context of subsidies received from the French state fell from 47.4 million in 2013 to 40.5 million, this year.
In 2010, Jean-Jacques Aillagon, who at that time was chairman of the audience of the castle complex, the museum and the Versailles launched a first call for tenders to build a hotel of 23 rooms. The company Ivy International was chosen to implement this project, but plans were abandoned hotel construction. At the time, the leadership hopes to obtain from Versailles Castle Hotel a fee of 300,000 euros per year.
Versailles Castle Administration has not commented on plans for building new luxury hotel.