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, now a standard for all of our well-traveled guests.