Mövenpick opens first hotel in Paris
Zurich, December 19, 2012
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has launched its first hotel in Paris; offering guests a level of upscale comfort that is refined and exclusive as the Neuilly district in which the hotel is based.
The Mövenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly is three metro stops from the famous Arc de Triomphe, but far away from the capital’s hustle and bustle, situated in a residential oasis of calm and sophistication on Boulevard Victor Hugo, a statement from a hotel official said.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts took over the hotel today, and will commence work from summer 2013; remodelling the hotel’s 281 rooms and 19 suites as part of a multi-million-euro refurbishment project.
The renovation will be carried out on a floor-by-floor basis to ensure in-house guests are not disturbed during their stay.
Taking inspiration from the hotel’s neighbourhood, each room will celebrate Parisian style with custom-designed chaise longues, soft tone French-made fabrics and unique three-dimensional wall features inspired by traditional moulded wall coverings. The art works will emphasise Parisian finesse through subtle French motifs and contemporary flourishes, the statement said.
A key feature will be the cutting-edge shower room with discrete glass panels allowing natural light to flood through from the bedroom. The glass shows an abstract frosted image depicting a map of Paris. Combined with integrated high-tech work spaces, the new room comes from a design concept created by London-based international company Ara Design.
“The hotel is already a magnet for local residents as a result of the relaxed ambience and modern flavours of the Victor Hugo brasserie as well as the busy 58 Bar & Lounge. With Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, we are looking forward to building on this success,” said Pascal Leprou, general manager of Mövenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly.
The hotel will renovate its famous garden and terrace to provide a sanctuary of city calm in which to enjoy a relaxing lunch, drink or the new Sunday brunch which will feature classic Swiss dishes and family favourites, the statement said.
For business travellers Mövenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly will introduce a complimentary ‘tuk-tuk’ service to provide a unique form of fast transport around the ‘golden business triangle’.
The hotel is in the heart of Neuilly-sur-Seine, Levallois Perret and La Défense and within easy reach of Porte de Versailles and Paris Nord Villepinte conference centres as well as the capital’s transportation hub of Porte Maillot and a 10-minute walk from the famous Bois du Boulogne.
“France is one of the world’s top five economies, with Paris at its heart, so I am delighted we have been offered the opportunity to manage this prestigious hotel,” said Jean Gabriel Pérès, president and chief executive officer of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. “As a native of Paris I can appreciate how the Mövenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly and its wonderful residential location offer both international travellers as well as savvy Parisians the chance to experience the capital in such an extraordinary way.”
The hotel brings the European portfolio of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts up to 22 properties and a global portfolio of 77 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation.
Mövenpick Hotel Paris Neuilly will offer an introductory rate starting at 228 Euro ($300.4) including breakfast. – TradeArabia News Service