Hôtel du Palais, a 5-star beachfront property in the French city Biarritz, has joined Hyatt brand The Unbound Collection.
Hyatt said the luxury hotel will be fully renovated by design companies including Atelier COS.
Built in 1855 by Napoléon III for his wife Eugénie, today the property has 142-rooms, two pools, a spa and three restaurants.
A partial reopening is set to take place between July and October 2019, and final renovations are scheduled to be complete for a full reopening in June 2020.
Guestrooms, two restaurants and public areas will be renovated and a new lounge and bar added.
Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London and Parisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest are expected to open under The Unbound Collection before the end of 2019.
The Hôtel du Palais is the third French hotel to join the group, alongside Hôtel du Louvre in Paris and Hôtel Martinez in Cannes.
“Hôtel du Palais provides Hyatt with a unique opportunity to take on a property steeped in rich national history, significantly strengthening our European resort offering for Hyatt overall and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in particular,” said Guido Fredrich, regional vice president, development Europe.
“We have seen some significant additions to the brand throughout the course of this year and our priority remains expanding its footprint in a meaningful way. Hôtel du Palais, with its exclusive location, elegant design and unique story, is a perfect fit for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand.”