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Once home to kings and now one of France's most visited sites, the Chateau de Versailles is planning a new venture with a luxury hotel to prop up its finances, local media said on Sunday.

The palace's management has called for a tender to create a hotel in three 1680s buildings situated just outside the Versailles park's gates, with views of some of its most famous buildings, the Journal du Dimanche said.

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The home of René Lalique in Wingen-sur-Mode, where the glass designer would stay when visiting his nearby factory, is currently being transformed into a luxury hotel that should start welcoming guest as Villa Lalique in the spring of 2015, Silvio Denz, CEO of Lalique and a longtime collector of the famed glass master’s perfume bottles, told Blouin Lifestyle.

Lalique, who founded his company in 1885, started his career as a jeweler, but is today probably better known for his decorative objects from perfume bottles to vases. He founded his factory in Wingen-sur Mode, which is in the Vosges in the North-east of France, in 1921 and the villa dates from the period and is typical of the architecture found in the Alsace region with half-timbering.

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Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Museum is getting its own luxury hotel, according to the AP. The city has been upgrading water and sewer lines. Several restaurants are also in the works for the area.

Ms. Walton, you are about to put Bentonville, Arkansas on the map! Or something. Though we don’t doubt that the museum will contain some interesting art—Ms. Walton told the Times last month she was snatching up “substantial” bodies of work by Martin Johnson Heade and John Singer Sargent among others—Crystal Bridges is really starting to sound like, well, the Wal-Mart of museums.

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