Courtyard by Marriott has opened it’s sixth property in Paris, situated opposite the Gare de Lyon train station, which serves as both a domestic and international travel hub for millions of passengers each year. This dynamic area of the city is also home to numerous co-working spaces and start-up incubators, making the hotel the perfect choice for business travellers.
Housed in a 19-story tower, Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon offers exceptional views over the city and its emblematic sights. The design in the 249 bedrooms was led by Studios Architecture and features sleek wood finishes and metallic details that reflect the area’s industrial past.
‘We are excited to bring the Courtyard brand to the heart of the French capital, with this new address at an exceptional location in the city centre of Paris,’ said John Licence, Vice President Premium and Select Brands Europe at Marriott International. ‘The hotel’s proximity to the world’s largest start-up incubator is ideal for Courtyard’s passion-driven guests looking to pursue their personal and professional ambitions whilst on the road.’
Bringing to life the brand’s new design vision for its properties, the hotel incorporates a more contemporary look and feel that speaks to its ambitious and enterprising guests. Pops of vivid yellow throughout the public spaces echo the painted facades in nearby pedestrian street Rue Crémieux whilst vibrant green plant walls speak to the local ‘greenway’ La Coulée Verte. Spaces, amenities, and technology account for emerging trends and the needs of next-gen travellers, offering a welcoming, inviting environment that enables collaboration and exploration.
These next-gen travellers looking to pursue both their personal and professional passions can do so in the hotel’s impressive 650m² of meetings and events space, which consists of nine multi-functional conference rooms equipped with top-of-the-range technology. The space also features a dedicated co-working space, which can be booked by the hour or by the day.
Kitchen & Bar proposes an all-day dining experience based on a Fresh, French and Friendly concept. Chef Melissa Ravel prides herself on bringing to life simple, seasonal products that showcase the amazing quality and diversity of local producers. Guests can fuel themselves for the day ahead with traditional French breakfast items such breads and pastries accompanied by homemade jams and freshly squeezed orange juice, whilst all-day menu items range from bar snacks to hot dishes and desserts. The bar menu caters to all tastes and features local craft beers, as well as a wide selection of regional French wines.
Additional services include a 24-hour 52m² gym and a secure car park with electric-car charging ports.
Courtyard by Marriott has over 1100 hotels worldwide with more than 60 of those in Europe, where the brand plans to open nearly 30 new hotels by 2020. Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon is the brand’s sixth hotel in Paris.