City overview: 6,000 new hotel rooms earmarked for Paris [Infographic]
A look into the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows that more than 6,000 additional hotel rooms are set to be built in Paris, with a particular focus on the luxury category.
31 new hotels with 6,058 rooms are in the development pipeline in Paris, our analysis indicates. We take a closer look at these exciting additions to the French capital.
Steady growth lies ahead
Before 2020 comes to a close, eight new hotels will start welcoming guests in Paris, adding 1,809 rooms between them. Five of them are already in the pre-opening phase.
Next year, 12 projects are set to go live, bringing 1,648 extra keys into play. For 2022, however, only two projects are currently in the pipeline, while nine more hotels have been signed off for 2023 and beyond.
Of Paris’ 31 new hotels, 13 will be in the four-star segment, while 18 will be in the luxury five-star category.
Outstanding hotel projects in Paris
As the name suggests, the Hotel Tour Triangle will be in a pyramid-shaped building, and its 120 rooms will occupy floors 12 through 17. While there has not been any news on who will operate this striking new property, an opening date has been set for Q1 2024, enabling guests to admire the impressive glass structure by Valode & Pistre Architectes and Herzog & de Meuron in all its glory.
Meanwhile, Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero is scheduled to be the first Canopy by Hilton to open in France when it launches in late 2020. The 123-room hotel is in sight of the Place du Trocadero and Palais de Chaillot in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, a cultural hotspot with several galleries and attractions nearby, such as the Palais Galliera and Palais de Tokyo museums.
Upon its opening in early 2021, Bulgari Hotel Paris will offer 76 rooms and suites, and a full range of luxury facilities including a spa with a 25-metre pool. There’ll also be a Bulgari restaurant and bar opening onto a charming courtyard garden. Valode & Pistre Architectes led the building’s restyling; while both the use of typical Parisian limestone and the respect of so-called ‘alignment’ criteria recall 19th-century Haussmanian urban patterns, the completely renewed façade will evoke a rationalistic style that is an expression of the most contemporary architectural design.
Elsewhere, LVMH Group has chosen Paris to be the home of another spin-off property of its original luxury Cheval Blanc hotel in the ski-resort destination of Courchevel. The group has been working on renovating the La Samaritaine building, a former department store along the River Seine that closed in 2005. This 142-year-old building is being transformed into a mixed-use complex, including the new Cheval Blanc hotel. Maison Eduard Francois, Jean-Francois Lagneau and Sanaa are the architects leading the remodelling, while Peter Marino Architect from New York is tasked with the interior design. An opening date for the 72-room property is set for spring 2021.
Lastly, Paris’ highest building, Tour Montparnasse, is undergoing renovations to make it more contemporary and attractive – the renewed tower will be transparent, bright and ecological, with green terraces and a roof garden. Controversially, another 18 metres will also be added to the building’s 210-metre height. This extra space will be occupied by a greenhouse and photovoltaic panels. The 190-room hotel onsite will occupy floors 42 through 45 and is slated for completion by mid-2024.
Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.