Marie Antoinette is the poster child for lavish living, and come 2018, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in extravagances just as she would. Antoinette’s former home and the site of Kim and Kanye’s wedding rehearsal dinner, will soon become a luxury hotel. The Lov Hotel Collection will transform three buildings within the Château de Versailles: the Grand Contrôle, the Petit Contrôle and the Pavillon.
The buildings have been unoccupied since 2008, and in the 17th century served as the king's Ministry of Finance and a military mess hall for soldiers. Expected to house 20 guestrooms, the property is estimated to cost around €4 million to €7 million euros plus an additional €4 million for just the interiors. The hotel will also feature a restaurant serving haute French cuisine and helmed by none other than Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse.
Although many are excited about the chance to sleep in the palace, architectural preservationists are concerned about making changes to the historical landmark. The buildings were designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, an architect whose work is considered to be the apex of French Baroque architecture. According to Vogue, “a spokesperson for the Château confirmed that the three buildings were already overdue for repairs,” signifying that renovations were most likely imminent.