/Tag: france


Don’t Pluck the Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs!

Georges Panayotis | August 30, 2018

By Georges Panayotis France's tourism performances are mostly positive, and so much the better! After many lean months, tourism and hotel professionals are back to smiling. Driven by ever-increasing international demand, tourist arrivals are on the rise and remain strong. Let's ride the wave and acquire market shares. Because while France has a long tradition of hospitality with an attractive cultural and geographical heritage, many destinations have followed in the same path. European performances are also positive and France is not alone in boasting results that are more than encouraging. Our sector has become prosperous again...

Hotel Supply in France: Nothing Begets Nothing

Georges Panayotis | April 4, 2018

By Georges Panayotis Without a doubt the machine is jammed. The French hotel supply has been stable for nearly 15 years. Meanwhile, all other major and competing destinations have largely developed their supplies in the face of globalization and the liberalization of trade and travel. This is true in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom... It is time to check out and service the engine driving France's supply before it breaks down for good. For the moment there is a fuel shortage, but care must be taken because the malfunction is getting worse. While depending on the method – including listed hotels or not, those closed for works, i...

Crowne Plaza Lyon – Cité Internationale to Open in Lyon, France in Q1 2014 through Conversion

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) | September 3, 2013

3 September, 2013 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) one of the world's largest hotel companies, is delighted to announce the signing of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Lyon, France: Crowne Plaza Lyon – Cité Internationale. Due to open in quarter one 2014, the 164-room property will undergo a rapid rebranding from an existing hotel under a franchise agreement with Societe des Cinq Soeurs Pochettino (SCSP). The hotel will be located within the 'Cité Internationale', one of the most popular business sites in Lyon and home to 15,000m2 of offices and its own convention centre, Palais des Congrès. Situated on the banks of the Rh?ne River a...

IHG to Open 57-room Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera in 2014 Through a Property Renovation and Conversion

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) | July 22, 2013

22 July, 2013 - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading global hotel companies, is proud to announce the signing of a management agreement with Société Foncière Lyonnaise (SFL) for the development of Hotel Indigo Paris – Opera, France. Located just a few steps from Opera Garnier and the InterContinental Paris Le Grand, this addition follows the recent signings of the Hotel Indigo boutique brand in Rome and Brighton. The property is owned by Société Foncière Lyonnaise (SFL) one of the largest real estate owners in France. The property, currently trading under an existing brand, will undergo major renovatio...

Chef Alain Ducasse to Oversee All Restaurants of Le Meurice of Dorchester Collection in Paris

Dorchester Collection | July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013 (Paris) - Le Meurice of Dorchester Collection, the first palace hotel in Paris, has invited globally acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse to take over the management of its kitchens. He will bring to this landmark his innovative vision, ethos and distinctive take on contemporary French haute cuisine. From September, Ducasse will start working in all of the hotel's kitchens, including three Michelin-starred Restaurant Le Meurice and the famed Restaurant le Dal'. Alain Ducasse has over 25 years of experience and has designed the menus of many prestigious establishments worldwide, from Monaco to New York, Tokyo and Doha. At Le Meuric...

Carlson Rezidor to Open the 91-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen, France in Q3 2015

The Rezidor Hotel Group | July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013 - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the ten largest hotel groups worldwide, announces the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen in France. The 91-rooms property is scheduled to open in Q3 2015, and brings Carlson Rezidor's French portfolio to 23 hotels in operation and under development. "We are delighted to extend our presence to Rouen and to further strengthen the position of Radisson Blu as the largest upper upscale brand in France", commented Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor. The site of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rouen is centrally located in the heart of Rouen at walking distance from the railway station and ad...

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