THE STORY OF THE TERRASS'' HOTEL BEGINS IN MONTMARTRE ONE CENTURY AGO...
In the beginning...
In 1911, Edmond Hurand, already owner of the Elysée Montmartre, bought a brasserie and a neighbouring 0.1 hectare (0.25 acre) plot of land on the corner of Rue Caulaincourt and Rue Joseph de Maistre. Upon it, he built a 120-room hotel with a roof terrace providing panoramic views over the capital. Thus the Terrass'' Hotel, at the heart of Montmartre, came to be.
The 1920s: The Maurice Hurand era
In 1920, Edmond Hurand sold the hotel and brasserie… and then re-bought it three years later at the bidding of his son, Maurice. Since 1923, the hotel has remained in the family, and generation to generation have perfected the art of welcoming guests in this property that was built one century ago at the heart of the artists’ quarter. In 1925, Maurice Hurand took over the running of the hotel.
The 1950s: The meeting place of artists
In the 1950s, his son Jean-Max Hurand, already active within the hotel group which bore the name of its founder, took over.
In 1954, Jean-Max Hurand completely renovated the hotel. He expanded the property and added a bar, a brasserie and a restaurant in order to attract a clientele of artists and writers that would go on to include Colette, Michel Simon, Pierre Brasseur and pianist Samson François. The hotel went from success to success whilst, in fine weather, the panoramic terrace in Montmartre became a favourite amongst leading Paris figures.
TODAY: RESTORATION WITH RESPECT FOR TRADITION
In 1994, Jean-Max's daughter, Christine, and her husband, Jean-Luc Binet, took over the running of the hotel.
In 2014, their son, Romain Binet, took the reigns of the 4-star hotel in order to continue the legend of this iconic property in Montmartre and to modernise the property. Thus begun a complete renovation, lasting several months, from the ground floor up to the emblematic terrace.
Drawing on inspiration from the hotel’s own artistic background, the work was carried out with utmost respect for the heritage of this century-old building: from its majestic facade to the ancient wall sections that have been preserved like museum pieces along the new staircases.