Two fabulous properties in two remarkable locations. Both the Washington School House Hotel in Park City, Utah and the Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé in the Loire Valley, France, are historically designated properties and both, coincidentally, built from local limestone.

The Washington School House Hotel was built in 1889 as a schoolhouse and named for George Washington – the original revolutionary. While George Washington was farming in Virginia in 1760, years before the American Revolution, Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé was built by nobleman Jacques Pineau de Viennay as his summer palace. Washington School House was crafted from locally quarried hammered Utah limestone. Château du Grand-Lucé was built with a gorgeous creamy white tuffeau limestone, quarried in the village of Le Grand-Lucé.

With the purchase and development of these two properties by Pilot Hotels, the similarities continue. Both Washington School House Hotel and Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé are exquisite destination-defining luxury boutique hotels in exceptional locations. Both are design-centric hotels propelled by Pilot Hotel’s quest for authenticity. At Washington School House — think locally sourced reclaimed barnwood floors. At Hotel Château — the original white oak flooring in stunning Versailles parquet has been preserved and restored. Both hotels are replete in jaw-dropping design, and Pilot Hotel’s one-of-a-kind, re-imagined private valet service – a modern day version of the gentleman’s valet, is now a standard for all of our well-traveled guests.

Washington School House Hotel

A good idea anytime of year, this mountain chic property is a favorite destination for the sophisticated adventurer and well-informed traveler. With limitless opportunities for anything outdoors, and incomparable design and service indoors, this stunning award-winning hotel set in the idyllic mountain town of Park City, Utah, is nearly indescribable.

Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé

An incredible opportunity to live like a nobleman — literally. This Château of royal proportions just south of Paris was built by a nobleman in the eighteenth century. Welcoming the profound thinkers during the Age of Enlightenment, like Voltaire, Diderot and Rousseau, the Château will once again, in its opulent splendor, serve as a beacon for the most enlightened traveler.