Over one hundred years of tradition and excellence. Each year of the past century bears the memory of countless unique and impactful events that have left their mark on the hotel, brought to life by its very guests. 1912 sees the constructions start of a hotel inspired by the French architect Téophile Bradeau and 1914 marks the hotel's inauguration, a year that changed everything that was to come. The hotel’s main jewel, now known as the historic Le Diplomate, a large ballroom featuring gold leaf wall details, a stained-glass ceiling, crystal mirrors, and beautiful chandeliers. It is one of the most prestigious venues in Bucharest due to its architecture and detailed design, one of the best-preserved rooms in Romania, listed as a National Heritage Historic Monument. The outside foyer, Les Colonnades, has been restored and with its marble columns dating 110 years providing the perfect setting for a timeless welcome reception.