Country overview: 105 hotels in the works across France [Infographic]

by | 17 Nov 2020 | Projects

A peek into the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows that 105 hotel projects are being planned throughout France, with Paris alone accounting for almost a third of the total.

In France, 105 schemes with 17,387 rooms are currently in the pipeline. We take a closer look at these upcoming openings.

France hotel openings by year

Before the end of 2020, 20 more hotels with 3,304 rooms will be rolled out – ten of these are already in the pre-opening phase. A further 42 projects with 6,242 keys will be completed in 2021.

2022 is looking a bit quieter with only 14 planned launches, which will yield 2,416 keys between them. And for 2023 and beyond, 29 hotels with 5,425 rooms are on the cards.

Of the 105 projects we’re tracking, the majority (61) are in the four-star sector, with a much smaller number (44) falling into the five-star category.

Key urban hotel markets in France

Unsurprisingly, Paris leads the list with 32 upcoming openings and 6,208 rooms. Nice comes in a distant second place with seven hotels in its pipeline, which will add 1,024 keys to the local offering.

Elsewhere, Roissy-en-France will get five new properties with a total of 1,079 rooms. And both Gonesse and Nanterre will see four hotels open their doors.

Fastest growing hotel brands in France

TOPHOTELPROJECTS’ researchers report that the Hilton Garden Inn brand will open five new hotels with 707 rooms. This puts it just ahead of Tribe, which will add four properties with 506 keys to its French portfolio.

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts concludes our list of the top three fastest growing hotel brands in France, with three projects and 977 rooms in the pipeline.

French hotel projects to keep an eye on

Paris’ tallest building, Tour Montparnasse, is undergoing renovations to make it more contemporary and attractive – the renewed tower will be transparent, bright and ecologically sound, with green terraces and a roof garden. Controversially, another 18 metres will 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 be on floors 42 through 45 and will open its doors by mid-2024.

Away from the capital, the 354-room Student Hotel Toulouse will be integrated into the historic Compans Caffarelli Barracke – the facade as well as architectural details in the interior are to be largely preserved. Two new buildings will offer space for additional rooms, and the interiors are being designed to combine retro chic with modern furniture. In addition to its normal rooms, students should also be able to book so-called co-living studios where the focus is on co-living and co-working. Onsite facilities will include learning and play areas, meeting rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a gym, and a rooftop swimming pool. The opening date is set for Q1 2022.

Meanwhile, Tour Pleyel, a 140-metre skyscraper, is undergoing a complete renovation before H-Hotel Paris launches in this iconic building in early 2023. Upon opening, the 700-room property will become one of Paris’ largest hotels. Its highlights will include a rooftop bar with the highest pool in France, from which guests can look forward to enjoying panoramic views of the skyline.

A very different experience is promised at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, which will launch in early 2021 and offer guests 565 Marvel-themed rooms just outside Disneyland Paris. The hotel is modelled after luxurious Manhattan hotels with a hint of Tony Stark’s elegant, cosmopolitan style. Limited editions of Marvel memorabilia will decorate the walls of rooms and suites, with public areas displaying bold artworks highlighting the richness of the Marvel Universe.

Last but not least, the 289-room Hilton Garden Inn Toulouse will offer business and conference guests easy access to Meet, one of Europe’s top exhibition and convention centres. The hotel’s proximity to the complex should make it the ideal place for delegates to stay, while the fact that Balgnac Airport is only a fifteen-minute drive away is another big plus.

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.

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