Hilton Celebrates Return to Leisure Travel in France with Six New Hotel Openings
Hospitality giant prepares to welcome guests to six new hotels across France before the end of the year, including the country’s first Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotels
PARIS, France. - As travel restrictions ease in France, Hilton (NYSE:HLT) is continuing its rapid expansion across the country with the launch of its Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Canopy by Hilton brands in Paris, as well as opening new hotels in Tours and Le Havre.
Outside Paris, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton Tours Centre will be Hilton’s first hotels in the renowned Loire Valley region, providing an ideal base for leisure guests looking to explore everything the local area has to offer. Later in the year, Hilton Garden Inn Le Havre will also join the portfolio, bringing the total number of Hilton-branded hotels in France to 20.
The openings follow the recent debut of Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero, which opened in May.
As it prepares to welcome back international leisure guests, Hilton has seen searches for leisure stays rise across its existing portfolio, with popular destinations for summer including Hilton Evian Les Bains, Waldorf Astoria Versailles – Trianon Palace, Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux and Grand Hotel des Sablettes Plage, Curio Collection by Hilton. Hilton.com data shows that last month, searches for staycation options in France more than doubled, with travellers eager to take a break and reconnect with family and friends. International traffic also increased by more than 75%, suggesting strong demand from international visitors as restrictions continue to ease.
David Kelly, senior vice president, Continental Europe said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming back leisure guests to our hotels across France in time for the summer season. After an incredibly challenging year, these six exciting openings—coupled with wider plans to open around 40 hotels across Europe before the end of the year—demonstrate the strength of the European market and our confidence in the industry’s recovery. We look forward to opening our doors to guests and further diversifying our portfolio, providing a range of options to empower domestic and international travellers alike to explore everything that this fantastic country has to offer.”
Opened in May
The newly opened 123-room Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero, designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel, features period architecture and touches of modern Parisian elegance, encouraging guests to feel as if they’re staying in a local’s historical apartment. Situated in the cultural hotspot of Paris’ 16th arrondissement, the vibrant, neighbourhood hotel is within two kilometres of the Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero Gardens and the Champs-Elysees and features a rooftop terrace and bar with sweeping views of the Eiffel Tower.
Expected to open this Summer
Located on the banks of the Loire River and surrounded by the city’s shops, theatres and eateries, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton Tours Centre provide the perfect pitstop for guests looking to explore everything the city has to offer. The stunning new-build hotels form part of a major redevelopment project in the city centre, creating a contemporary, welcoming public space and spectacularly designed, modern facilities.
For those wishing to explore further ahead, Tours—known as the Gateway to the Loire Valley—provides easy access to the famous Loire Valley Chateaux and vineyards, many of which can be reached within an hour from the hotels.
Both hotels feature modern, airy guestrooms, many of which offer stunning views over the Loire River. Guests at Hilton Garden Inn Tours Centre can feast on fresh and seasonal produce at the hotel’s onsite restaurant, Babette.
Expected to open this Summer
Taking its inspiration from the historical beauty and elegance of the City of Light, the 46-room Le Belgrand Hotel Paris Champs-Élysées promises a truly authentic Parisian stay. From original artwork exclusively curated by French artist Christophe Bonacorsi to bronze night lamps designed by French artist Jean Pierre Viot, the hotel reflects the rich culture of France’s capital city.
Tucked away just minutes from some of the city’s most famous streets, guests can explore the delights of the Champs-Élysées, visit the Eiffel Tower or the iconic Arc de Triomphe or spend the day admiring some of the most famous pieces of art in the world at the Louvre. After a busy day of sightseeing, the cosy lounge and bar and beautifully landscaped garden in the inner patio provide a sanctuary for guests to relax and unwind.
Expected to open this Autumn
Anchored in its local environment, the 56-room Hotel Camille Paris Gare de Lyon exudes Parisian charm, featuring timeless, elegant décor throughout its public areas and freshly renovated modern bedrooms and suites. The hotel’s stunning glass-roofed atrium gives a warm welcome to guests, providing a place to relax whilst enjoying a drink and selection of locally sourced dishes.
Nestled amongst the shops and restaurants of the 12th arrondissement and just a kilometre from the famous Place de la Bastille, Hotel Camille Paris Gare de Lyon provides a perfect “pied-à-terre" to unpack for a night, a weekend or a longer stay. Whether strolling through the streets of Paris to discover its famous landmarks or stopping off between business meetings, the hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the City of Light, with famous sights such as Notre Dame Cathedral just a 20-minute walk away.
Guests at the hotels can travel with peace of mind from check-in to check-out with Hilton CleanStay. New standards include a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to indicate that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, increased frequency of cleaning of all public areas and flexible housekeeping options.
All the hotels are part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty programme for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, exclusive member discounts, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
Hilton Honors members can redeem Points using the Points Explorer tool. All hotels offer fully flexible booking options with free changes and cancellations, with most giving guests flexibility to change or cancel up to 24 hours before their arrival day*.
*From April to May, data from Hilton.com showed a month-on-month increase of 120% in domestic searches for hotels in France, with international searches increasing by 76%.
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