Hôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery by Sofitel

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Discover the Hôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery by Sofitel, which features a historically iconic Roux-Combaluzier elevator.

Hôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery by Sofitel was constructed during the historic reign of the United Kingdom’s famed Queen Victoria, who sat on the British throne from 1837 to 1901.

While the Hôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery by Sofitel originates to 1894, it did not become a hotel until 1925. The building stands today as a magnificent memorial to Georges-Eugène Haussmann’s ambitious plan to rehabilitate France’s intercity neighborhoods during the late 19th century. Its cut-stone, neo-classical façade defined Haussmann’s unique architectural style. Shortly after the building became a superb hotel, however, it underwent an extensive overhaul that transformed it into one of the preeminent businesses in all of Lyon. Enterprising hoteliers installed several stunning additions to the building, including a majestic staircase and a set of beautiful stained-glass windows. They even constructed a luxurious Roux-Combaluzier elevator, which has since emerged as one of the hotel’s most iconic features.

By the early 2000s, time had clearly taken its toll on the hotel. But Sofitel would save the structure, subjecting it to a major renovation in 2013 that aimed to preserve its distinct historical charm. Over the course of ten months, Sofitel completely restored the building’s interior, refurbishing its fabulous blue marble floors and pristine woodwork. Fantastic classical décor and sumptuous wallpaper now proliferates throughout the space, paying tribute to the hotel’s founding during the Roaring Twenties. Sofitel is honored to safeguard the Hôtel Carlton Lyon’s storied legacy as it begins its second century of operation.

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    The building stands today as a magnificent memorial to Georges-Eugène Haussmann’s ambitious plan to rehabilitate France’s intercity neighborhoods during the late 19th century. Its cut-stone, neo-classical façade defined Haussmann’s unique architectural style. Enterprising hoteliers installed several stunning additions to the building, including a majestic staircase and a set of beautiful stained-glass windows. They even constructed a luxurious Roux-Combaluzier elevator, which has since emerged as one of the hotel’s most iconic features.

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