Country panorama: 105 hotels under construction throughout France [Infographic]


A glance at the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database shows that 105 hotel projects are planned across France, with Paris alone accounting for nearly a third of the total.

In France, 105 projects with 17,387 rooms are currently in the pipeline. We’re taking a closer look at these upcoming openings.

Hotel openings in France per year

Before the end of 2020, 20 additional hotels with 3,304 rooms will be deployed – ten of them are already in the pre-opening phase. 42 other projects with 6,242 keys will be completed in 2021.

2022 promises to be a little calmer with only 14 launches planned, which will give 2,416 keys between them. And for 2023 and beyond, 29 hotels with 5,425 rooms are on the program.

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

The main urban hotel markets in France

Unsurprisingly, Paris leads the way with 32 upcoming openings and 6,208 rooms. Nice is far behind with seven hotels in its pipeline, which will add 1,024 keys to the local supply.

Elsewhere, Roissy-en-France will obtain 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. That puts him right ahead of Tribe, who will add four properties with 506 keys to his French portfolio.

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

French hotel projects to follow

The tallest building in Paris, the Tour Montparnasse, is being renovated to make it more contemporary and attractive – the renovated tower will be transparent, bright and eco-friendly, with green terraces and a rooftop garden. Controversially, an additional 18 meters will be added to the 210-meter height of the building; this additional space will be occupied by a greenhouse and photovoltaic panels. The 190-room hotel will be located on floors 42-45 and will open by mid-2024.

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

Meanwhile, the Pleyel Tower, a 140-meter skyscraper, is undergoing a complete renovation before the launch of the H-Hotel Paris in this iconic building in early 2023. When it opens, the 700-room property will become one of the largest hotels in Paris. Its highlights will include a rooftop bar with the highest swimming pool in France, from where guests can expect to enjoy 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 of Disneyland Paris. The hotel is modeled after Manhattan’s luxury hotels with a touch of Tony Stark’s sleek, cosmopolitan style. Limited editions of Marvel memorabilia will decorate the walls of guest rooms and suites, with public spaces displaying bold artwork showcasing the richness of the Marvel Universe.

Finally, the 289-room Hilton Garden Inn Toulouse will offer business and conference travelers easy access to Meet, one of Europe’s premier exhibition and convention centers. The hotel’s proximity to the complex should make it the perfect place to stay for delegates, while the fact that Balgnac Airport is just a fifteen minute drive away is another big plus.


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