The Hotel Majestic

Where the OECD was forged

3492.photo.1.jpgThe Hotel Majestic, where the agreements to create the OECD were forged, was located near the Arc de Triomphe, on Avenue Kléber, a few kilometres across town from the OEEC (and now OECD headquarters) at La Muette. The Hotel Majestic was the venue of many historic events, including during the First and Second World Wars, and from May 1968 was the venue of much delayed peace talks between North Vietnam and the US on the Vietnam war, culminating in an agreement signed at the hotel on 27 January 1973. The hotel later became an international conference centre (our photo) when it again welcomed the OECD, this time to host the annual OECD Forum from 2003 to 2006. The magnificent building is currently being renovated as a hotel, this time under The Peninsula banner, due to open in 2013.

Read "A majestic start: How the OECD was won", by Rory Clarke and Lyndon Thompson, in OECD Yearbook 2011




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