Fire breaks out at the historic Ritz Paris, delaying its March reopening

The Ritz-Paris which was all set to reopen on March 20 after a three-year renovation faces another hurdle as the seventh floor of the historic building caught fire and spread to the attic and roof.

Although the fire was quickly contained, two suites and parts of the roof were damaged, further delaying its reopening. Thankfully none of the 150 workers who were inside at the time of the incident were injured.

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The Ritz Paris first opened in 1898 and was the first hotel in the city with electricity on all of its floors. The iconic hotel closed its doors in 2012, for a $22million renovation program and was one of the most anticipated re-openings of 2016.

New additions to the property included a tunnel for easy and private access for its high-profile guests and the world’s first-ever Chanel Spa.

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[ Via : Justluxe ]