Airelles Chateau de Versailles, Le Grand Controle, France

As far as new hotel openings go for 2021, this one sparked my interest and you will soon see why as you read on. I give you Airelles Chateau de Versailles, Le Grand Controle.

The French property boasts an Alain Ducasse restaurant onsite alongside the Valmont Spa, and it sits within the actual gates of Versailles.

Le Grand Contrôle was built in 1681 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Louis XIV’s favourite architect and an icon of French classicism, and it needs to be seen to be believed – it is breathtaking.

For events, you have a few options – the property is available for privatization as a whole. The property can host up to 36 guests, accommodated in 14 lavish rooms and suites. In terms of events spaces… well, the worlds your oyster. You could use the host magical dinners in The Orangery Gardens or your private concert in the Royal Opera Theatre. This property would be perfect for that board-level away day or retreat.

For those seeking something even more unique, Le Grand Contrôle is available for privatization as a whole. Whether it’s for a whirlwind 24 hours, a decadent weekend or a week-long takeover, you can own the keys to Le Grand Contrôle​. With every detail considered, the dedicated team will be available to help curate and create an unforgettable stay, complete with delicious feasts and daily itineraries packed full of adventures.

Check it out here.