Hilton Group To Open Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower
Hilton Hotels & Resorts flagship brand has announced that it will be opening a second property in central Paris, within birds eye view of the Eiffel Tower. The Hilton group have signed an agreement to partner with France's retail real estate leaders Compagnie De Phalsbourg, to build the 118 room property. The interior design will be led by world renowned designer Phillipe Starke, whilst Atelier Cos, who specialise in luxury up-scale hotels will be the lead architects on the project. Contruction is scheduled shortly, to adapt two historic adjacent buildings into the concept.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, Hilton said: "Since marking the return of our core brand to central Paris in 2015, expanding its presence in the city has been high on our agenda. As the leading name in global hospitality, this brand demands standout locations and ambitious partners willing to work with us to create dynamic hospitality experiences that will add to Paris' global appeal. This hotel and our partnership with Compagnie de Phalsbourg is a statement of this intent as we continue our focus on galvanising our growth in France."
Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower will be located in the 7eme Arondissement, on Avenue Saxe, next to Place Breteuil, and leading across to Champ de Mars. The area is the district of choice for business and leisure travellers, due to its close proximity to a range of museums, France's National Assembly, Place de L'invalides, and the Eiffel Tower itself.
Phillipe Journo, President of Compagnie de Phalsbourg said: "This is a site we acquired in 2014 with the intention of turning it from commercial space to an upscale hotel. Our decision to partner with a world class international operator such as Hilton stems from our intention to maximise the international tourism potential offered by such an enviable location and potential we see in working alongside them at other sites we are developing in well known destinations such as the Riviera."
Andreas Lackner, regional head, full service brand management, Hilton added: "Paris remains one of the most enviable cities in the world for any traveller. Our existing Hilton Paris Opera is one of the brand's most popular properties amongst our global network of loyal customers and we cannot wait to begin welcoming guests to this new property within such proximity to so many Parisian landmarks."