Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, is proud to announce the signing of its first 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.”
Bruno Donjon de Saint Martin, Managing Director, Offices, Hotels and mixed-use Projects Europe at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, the owner of the hotel, said: “We’re very happy to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group to welcome the first French Radisson Collection hotel in the Sisters Towers. This signing illustrates the appeal of new mixed-use developments, such as Sisters Towers, with their ability to deliver value through the use of space by different audiences at different moments of the day – creating virtuous circles in terms of footfall and the quality of experience. We see this as a recognition of the know-how of our teams. It also demonstrates once again the attractive nature of the La Défense district.”
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.
The Radisson Collection™ is a premium lifestyle collection of exceptional hotels in unique locations. The character of each Radisson Collection hotel feels authentic to its location and offers the ultimate template for contemporary living – united by modern design and exceptional experiences across dining, fitness, wellness and sustainability. Designed for guests and locals alike, each Radisson Collection hotel is defined by the guests who visit them and those who serve in them. All hotels are situated in prestigious locations, close to prime leisure attractions. Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Radisson Collection by participating in Radisson Rewards™, a global loyalty program offering exceptional benefits and rewards.
Radisson Collection is part of the Radisson Hotel Group™ which also includes Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson.
Radisson Hotel Group™ is one of the world’s largest hotel groups with eight distinctive hotel brands, and more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world. The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection™, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson.
Radisson Rewards™ is a global rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offer exceptional loyalty benefits for our guests, meeting planners, travel agents and business partners.
Radisson Meetings place people at the heart of everything we do and treat every meeting or event as more than just a date in the calendar. Designed around three key commitments – Personal, Professional and Memorable – delivered through bespoke services, Radisson Meetings create successful and unique experiences for our guests.
More than 95,000 team members work globally for the Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations, with a portfolio valued at €65.2 Bn as at December 31, 2018, of which 87% in retail, 6% in offices, 5% in convention & exhibition venues and 2% in services. Currently, the Group owns and operates 92 shopping centres, including 55 flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. Its centres welcome 1.2 billion visits per year. Present on 2 continents and in 12 countries, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield provides a unique platform for retailers and brand events, and offers an exceptional and constantly renewed experience for customers.
With the support of its 3,700 professionals and an unparalleled track-record and know-how, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is ideally positioned to generate superior value and develop world-class projects. The Group has a development pipeline of €11.9 Bn.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield distinguishes itself by its Better Places 2030 agenda, that sets its ambition to create better places that respect the highest environmental standards and contribute to better cities.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield stapled shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris (Euronext ticker: URW), with a secondary listing in Australia through Chess Depositary Interests. The Group benefits from an A rating from Standard & Poor’s and from an A2 rating from Moody’s.
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