Check out these recent and upcoming hotel openings in the following Top French Cities:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About Top French Cities
Top French Cities is an association of 29 cities, from regional capitals like Bordeaux to important towns like Avignon and Versailles. They are perfect for young travelers, families and anyone else looking for fun and authentic French experiences that will fit their budget. Most of these cities are university towns with a youthful atmosphere, but all of them reflect the heritage and distinctive flavors of the regions to which they belong. Many are forward-looking too, with historic buildings repurposed to house contemporary art and activity centers like Les Docks in Marseille. Many have created or integrated new, modern museums to contrast with their classical, architectural heritage, like in Nimes, where the cutting-edge Museum of Roman Civilization (Musée de la Romanité) is located across from the historic Roman amphitheater, or in Nantes, where whimsical mechanical creatures are being created, or in the UNESCO World Heritage Site concrete city of Le Havre.