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InterContinental Bordeaux – Place de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux, FRANCE
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History

Le Grand Hôtel – A luxury hospitality legend

For more than 200 years the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux has been the doorway to luxury travel right in the middle of the historic center of the Gironde capital city sparking admiration and curiosity to all.

A place filled with history for everyone to experience.

The Grand Hôtel was therefore born under the sign of Excellence.

The InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel thanks to its location is the doorway to all the main activities and points of interests of Bordeaux. But one need to go through its doors to discover its best assets. Two restaurants including one with two Michelin Stars, a 1000 sqm spa but also the trendiest rooftop bar of the whole city offering a panoramic view over the roofs of Bordeaux.

1789

10 years after having built the iconic Opera House, architect Victor Louis begins right in front of it the construction of a private hotel for M. Sacriste de Rolly aiming to create the perfect symmetry between the two buildings

1850

The Café de Bordeaux opens on the ground floor of this building already cherished by the people of Bordeaux.

1871

The establishment is then called “L’Hôtel de Rolly”. Victor Hugo will pronounce a speech for Europe on the terrace of our actual brasserie.

1904

For the very first time a hotel opens above Le Café de Bordeaux. L’Hôtel de Bordeaux employs a hundred people. At this stage, the hotel’s restaurant boasts a gigantic wine cellar of 30,000 bottles. For the very first time, the establishment will appear in the Michelin Guide.

1990

The Hotel closes for refurbishment but will never reopen.

2000 – 2002

The FIB (Financière Immobilière de Bordeaux) buys the building with the four buildings at the front, as well as three others behind the façade. Refurbishment works start.

2007

The Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux reopens its doors. After 17 years of closure, Bordeaux recover its iconic venue for which Bordeaux people had been deprived for so long.

2015

The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts group takes over le Grand Hotel de Bordeaux and it becomes the fifth French hotel of the group.

The gastronomic restaurant « Le Pressoir d’Argent » reopens under the supervision of the world’s famous chef Gordon Ramsay.

2016

The Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay wins its first ever Michelin star

2017

The gastronomic restaurant wins its second Michelin star a year after having won the first. The Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay becomes a must see in French high gastronomy.

2018

InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel is elected France’s Leading Hotel during the “World Travel Awards” ceremony dethroning the Bristol in Paris which had it for seven consecutive years.

2019

Constantly seeking for perfection, luxury and French art-de-vivre, InterContinental Bordeaux announce its collaboration with Guerlain which takes over the Spa. The hotel wins for the second consecutive year the award for France’s Leading Hotel and its spa is awarded Best Luxury Spa in Western Europe.

2020

The gastronomic restaurant of the InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel was taken over by British chef Gordon Ramsay in 2015, still in the firmament of gastronomy in 2020 by keeping its two Michelin stars.