NOUVELLE AQUITAINE - OPENINGS
DAX – Splendid Hôtel (April 2018)
This luxurious Art Deco palace is a 1930s-era architectural masterpiece and celebrated location in the village of Dax. The layout and decorations of this four-star hotel were designed by André Granet, a noted architect whose work featured in major expos. The hotel's landscaped gardens are a green retreat open to the public.
COGNAC – Hotel Chais Monnet (Summer 2018)
In close proximity to the Charente River and wide-open acres of vineyards, the Hotel Chais Monnet, set in a historic property at the heart of Cognac, marries the modernity of a new hotel with the classicism of protected heritage. In a neighborhood notable for Cognac's most beautiful homes, this luxury hotel of 92 rooms and suites, 13 apartments, two restaurants and a modern spa, sits on five acres amid wine cellars dating back to 1838.
BOMMES – Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey – Lalique Hotel (June 2018)
Situated at the heart of the great terroirs of Sauternes, Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey has been redesigned as a luxury hotel with a gourmet restaurant and interiors by designers Lady Tina Green and Pietro Mingarelli. Already well known for their Lalique Maison collection and the Villa René Lalique project (a five-star hotel and gourmet restaurant with two Michelin stars, part of the Relais & Châteaux collection), the two designers opted for a “country chic” style, with original creations inspired by the theme of wine.
POITIERS – Hôtel restaurant au Château de Dissay (June 2018)
The magnificent, 15th-century Château de Dissay was built by Pierre d'Amboise, Bishop of Poitiers, and is rich in history. Today, having been purchased in 2015 by Christophe Bouvier, it is a five-star, 30-room hotel with a spa and two restaurants. Just 30 minutes north of Poitiers and an hour from Tours and the castles of the Loire, the château and its gardens are listed historic monuments.
BORDEAUX – Radisson Blu Hotel (mid 2018)
Located by the scenic Garonne River and within walking distance of the leafy Chartrons area of Bordeaux, known for its lively shops, cafés and restaurants, the four-star Radisson Blu Hotel boasts 125 rooms and suites furnished with a full range of first-class amenities.
BORDEAUX – Hotel Golden Tulip Euratlantique (November 2018)
With seven floors and 111 room, the Golden Tulip is a new, four-star concept hotel with all the desired conveniences, including a gourmet restaurant and wine bar, both of which are open to the public.
MAZIERES-EN-GATINE (PRES DE NIORT) – Hôtel du Petit Chêne (December 2018)
After a fire in 2016, which led to major renovations, the Château du Petit Chêne, bought by the Younan Collection, will soon be reopening, now with five stars, a restaurant, a bar and an 18-hole golf course as well.
BIARRITZ – Hôtel du Palais (Summer 2019)
A landmark palace, officially recognized as an Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company), the Hôtel du Palais, built in 1854, is one of the Biarritz' most emblematic buildings. It is presently being fully refurbished. Once complete, the California-style pool of the Club Impérial will be revealed in a new light and the solarium, which is also being reimagined and enlarged with style and elegance, will offer direct access to the beach near surfing and paddling areas. Additionally, a new outdoor restaurant, called Le Jardin de l’Océan, will offer its patrons one of the best views of Biarritz.
OCCITANIE - OPENINGS
PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS – Plage Palace (July 2018)
Plage Palace, the five-star luxury hotel of brothers Guy and Jean-Louis Costes, is located at the doorstep of the Camargue, right at the edge of the communes of Carnon-Ouest and Palavas-les-Flots. Guests in its 70 rooms and suites will find quality service in its enormous spa, indoor restaurant and beach restaurant.
TOULOUSE – Mama Shelter (November 2018)
Ten minutes from the city center, tucked behind the facade of the old Nouveauté theater/movie palace, where Maurice Chevalier and even Joséphine Baker once played, the three-star Mama Shelter hotel, designed by Thierry Gauguin, has 120 comfortable and modern rooms, a restaurant and a roof terrace.
TOULOUSE – Eklo Hotels (2019)
An Eklo Hotel is slated to occupy five floors of Wood’Art, the nine-story wooden building set to be built at the heart of La Cartoucherie, Toulouse's eco-district. It will be an atypical hotel, also built out of wood and bringing both ecological and economical ideas into play. The hotel's 100 rooms will include private rooms at appealing rates, dormitories for sports and school groups, family rooms and more. In addition to a bar, hotel guests will have access to a shared kitchen.
MONTPELLIER – Eklo Hotels (2020)
There will be four floors with 100 rooms and an English Channel–view restaurant in this Eklo Hotel, designed to look like the typical Belle Epoque villas found in Malo-les-Bains. Also planned: a large balneotherapy and wellness center, managed by world experts Deep Nature, that includes a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzis, solarium and treatment rooms.
TOULOUSE – Place de l’Europe (2021)
Located on Place de l'Europe, this hotel will count among its offerings a wide range of luxury services such as study and play areas, meeting rooms, a bar-restaurant, a roof terrace with a pool, a gym and more. The common areas will include a café-bar, a snack bar with takeaway food, a work café and a gym.
PROVENCE - OPENINGS
ARLES – Hôtel d’Arlatan (October 2018)
Even after three years of renovation, the Hôtel d’Arlatan has retained numerous traces of its 15th-century beginnings, its 16th-century apartments and18th-century facade, not to mention even older vestiges and parts of a fifth-century basilica. Located in the center of Arles, the 50-room hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Roman Amphitheater and Roman Theater.
NICE – Couvent (Autumn 2019)
Just approved by the Nice city council, the former convent of the Old City of Nice will undergo a “conversion” into a five-star hotel. After its renovation, the Couvent will count 88 rooms, a bar-restaurant, library, swimming pool, reception and conference area. The project is being undertaken by the Perseus group.
NICE – Hôtel Hilton (late 2019)
The 205,000 square feet of new development near the train station will be divided between shops, a theater, offices, a restaurant and a four-star 150-room Hilton hotel.
NICE – Park Hôtel (2020)
A five-star hotel with luxury shops and 140 rooms, the Park Hotel will be located in the city center on Avenue de Suède.
NICE – Two InterContinental Hotels Group brands (2020)
Two InterContinental Hotels Group brand hotels with a combined total of 250 rooms will soon rise in the Grand Arénas international business center currently under development near the airport: a four-star Crowne Plaza and a three-star Holiday Inn Express.
BRETAGNE - OPENINGS
RENNES – Le Trinité (late 2020)
Once complete, Le Trinité will be the largest hotel in Rennes, with 120 rooms, four restaurants, two bars (one of them on the roof, with panoramic views), a pool and a spa. Work on this high-end hotel has begun, managed by the Legendre Group, in association with Blot Immobilier, in the former headquarters of the Banque Populaire de l'Ouest between Place des Lices and Rue de la Monnaie, not far from the Jacobins Convention Center.
NORMANDIE - OPENINGS
ROUEN – Le Palais des consuls (2021)
Overlooking the right bank of the Seine River, the building that once housed Rouen's chamber of commerce has been sold to the Cap Horn real estate group, which plans to convert the 100,000-square-foot facility into Les Palais des Consuls, a 157-room luxury hotel.
HAUTS DE FRANCE - OPENINGS
LILLE – Mama Shelter (late 2018)
Just a few steps from the Lille-Europe TGV station, this nine-story Mama Shelter hotel boasts 112 rooms, a large restaurant with food by Parisian chef Guy Savoy and featuring ch'ti (Picard) specialties, a cocktail bar for brunches and early evening aperitifs, and a stage perfect for concerts and DJ mixes. Built into the new Swam complex at Euralille, the hotel will offer access to a free promenade with superb views of Parc Matisse and the city center.
GRAND EST - OPENINGS
METZ – Maison Heler Metz (2020)
It’s not often you see an 18th-century-style Alsatian house plonked on top of a 14-floor skyscraper. This is exactly what French architect Philippe Starck has in mind for the Metz’s first high-end hotel, calling it an ‘out-of-scale phantasmagoric’ design. The house will have a rooftop terrace and garden, 119 rooms, a fitness center, a restaurant and lounge bar.
OVERSEAS - OPENINGS
MARTINIQUE – Hôtel Diamant les Bains (late 2018)
Built in 1945, the famous Hôtel Diamant les Bains was the first tourist hotel in Martinique. And now, as of 2018, it has been entirely rebuilt with 33 spacious studios fully equipped with ocean-view kitchenettes, five bungalows suites located right by the water's edge, a new beachside bar-restaurant and a modern pool from which to fully appreciate the idyllic setting.
GUADELOUPE – Arawak Beach Resort (late 2018)
Located in Gosier's Pointe de la Verdure, on a white sand beach lined with coconut trees, Arawak Beach Resort welcomes its patrons to live “la belle vie” in the Guadeloupe Islands. This newly refurbished hotel has 106 luxurious rooms overlooking a garden, the beach and/or the pool, six suites with private terraces overlooking the sea, and two restaurants, two bars, one fitness center, one spa, one water sports center with certified instructors and 24/7 room service.