Radisson for La Defense, Paris

Main Photo: Radisson Collection Hotel & Suites, La Defense

Date: March 2019

Location: La Defense, Paris, France

Name: The Radisson Collection Hotel & Suites, Paris La Défense – opening

No. of Keys: 309, including 45 suites

Buyer: The hotel will be part of the Sisters Towers, being developed by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.

Radisson Hospitality AB announced 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.

Set between the famous Grande Arche and CNIT building, the hotel will sit on the doorstep of European business.

The hotel will be located in the Sisters Towers. 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 maximises 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 neighbours 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 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 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 centre 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 hotel’s Business Centre will feature a selection of multiple-use meeting rooms (including a large ballroom) with panoramic views from the top of the tower.

Price: Undisclosed

THPT Comment: As Radisson says, this mixed use concept is the way forward in many countries, where hotels become a main-stay of “malls”

First Seen: Radisson website

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