Radisson Hotel Group announced the signing of its first luxury brand Radisson Collection hotel in France, in the La Défense business area of Paris. The Radisson Collection Hotel & Suites, Paris La Défense will bring the group’s portfolio in the country to 17 hotels and more than 3,000 rooms in operation or under development.
Situated in the heart of France’s prestigious business district, Europe’s largest and second-most-important business and commercial center, the Radisson Collection Hotel & Suites, Paris La Défense will provide a unique opportunity for guests to combine business and leisure. With its exceptional architecture designed by Christian de Portzamparc and interior design by Jean-Philippe Nuel, the hotel is an experience in itself.
Set between the famous Grande Arche and CNIT building, the hotel will sit on the doorstep of European business – while offering easy access to the French capital’s many iconic landmarks and attractions.
The hotel will be located in the Sisters Towers, a new iconic development by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in the La Défense district. By gathering offices, a hotel and services in the same location, the project perfectly illustrates the new generation of developments, where a greater variety of activities maximizes the use of space for users and operators. As an example, the two towers will be connected by an observation deck run by the hotel, which will include a large, versatile room that can be turned into an auditorium or a banqueting room.
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “The Radisson Collection La Defense will be an addition to the Parisian skyline – a destination in itself. In an evolving real estate market, it’s increasingly critical to have the right neighbors around a high-profile hotel asset, and the Sisters Towers development is the perfect blend – combining luxury hospitality with state-of-the-art commercial real estate. We’re glad to continue our strategic partnership with Unibail Rodamco Westfield – the largest and strongest player in the European real estate market.”
The signing of the first-ever Radisson Collection hotel to arrive in France perfectly complements Radisson Hotel Group’s development strategy, which has identified the country as a key target market. The Radisson Collection Hotel, Paris Champs Elysées will also join the premium lifestyle collection after an upgrade to the existing Radisson Blu hotel at this iconic location. It follows strong development activity in other French locations, including the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Bordeaux and the signing of the Radisson Resort Sangatte Blériot-Plage.
The Radisson Collection Hotel & Suites, Paris La Défense will feature 309 rooms and apartments. Alongside its high-quality superior rooms, the hotel will offer 45 suites that include four executive suites and one presidential suite. There will also be an exceptional selection of communal areas, with a relaxing lobby bar and all-day dining restaurant offering tantalizing dishes and drinks created with – and inspired by – the best local produce. Guests seeking stunning views of Paris to go with their meal will be able to head to the Sky-Bar and Restaurant located on the 26th floor and creating the connection between the two towers.
The hotel will offer guests a full range of leisure and wellness facilities, including a fully equipped fitness center and a spa. The star of the show, however, will undoubtedly be the indoor infinity pool on the top floor of the hotel, providing breathtaking views of the City of Lights as a backdrop to a relaxing swim. The meetings and events facilities will also deliver an unforgettable experience for business guests. The hotel’s Business Center will feature a selection of multiple-use meeting rooms (including a large ballroom) with panoramic views from the top of the tower.
The Radisson Collection Hotel & Suites Paris La Défense will enjoy a prime location at the center of the city’s renowned business district – and will be easy to access with its proximity to a major transport hub. Guests will also be able to travel to the city center in under 15 minutes by train, making it easy to access the many world-class attractions in Paris. Future developments as part of the Grand Paris project will add further infrastructure to the area, including direct links to Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The Radisson Collection Hotel & Suites Paris La Défense will be operated by Radisson Hospitality under an International Management Agreement.
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