Famed Hotel Lutetia reopens in Paris after 200 million-euro makeover

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  • Monday, 25 Jun 2018

A view shows the more than century-old Hotel Lutetia in Paris, France, June 22, 2018 before its reopening after a four-year 200 million euros ($231.16 million) renovation REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

PARIS (Reuters) - The historic Lutetia hotel, where Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso once stayed, will re-open in July after a 200 million-euro (176 million pounds) revamp aimed at making it fit to take on the fierce competition in Paris.

The city already has a cluster of elite hotels, after renovations of The Ritz and The Crillon and the arrival of Asian-operated rivals like the Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental Paris and Peninsula Paris.

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