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AccorHotels plans new hotel complex at Paris-Orly Airport

ORLY, February 19, 2018

Groupe ADP, landowner and developer, and AccorHotels have signed two building leases, one for the renovation of the current Mercure hotel and one for the construction of a new ibis Styles hotel at Paris-Orly Airport.

This new hotel complex, located at the gateway to the Orlytech district, upgrades and adds the finishing touch to the hotel offering in this service district to the north-west of the airport.

The current Mercure hotel will undergo considerable renovation with 189 rooms to be completely refurbished by 2019.  Its services offering will also be upgraded with a new food court with glazed walls, opening out onto a large terrace.

An ibis Styles hotel will be built next to the renovated Mercure hotel. It will have 200 rooms over four floors, with views over the Orlytech district. Its ultra-modern façade, designed by architects Arte & Charpentier, will indicate the entrance to the airport from the A106 and RN7 roads.

The ibis Styles’ 200 rooms will bring Paris-Orly Airport’s current accommodation capacity (including Novotel Paris-Coeur d’Orly Airport, ibis Paris-Orly Airport and ibis budget Paris-Orly Airport) up to 1,089 rooms. These two hotels will provide options suitable both for families and business travellers.

Serge Grzybowski, Real Estate director for Groupe ADP, said: “The construction of the ibis Styles hotel and the refurbishment of the Mercure Orlytech hotel mean that our accommodation offering can be adapted to match the marked increase in air traffic, while also considerably improving the quality of hotel services provided to our passengers and customers of our business districts. These two projects are indicative of Paris-Orly Airport’s extended hotel offering; between now and the end of 2019, all the hotels on Groupe ADP’s land at Paris-Orly will offer only new rooms or rooms having been fully refurbished less than three years prior thereto.”

John Ozinga, CEO of AccorInvest, added: “This two-fold project fits in perfectly with AccorInvest’s strategy to strengthen our position as the leading hotel investor in Europe. It makes it possible for us to invest in economy and midscale segments, in HQE-certified hotels in a strategic position, generating excellent operational performance and which promises to become one of the pioneering business districts in the Greater Paris region.”

Over the years, Paris-Orly Airport has become a major business hub in the heart of the third-largest economic centre in the Paris region. Located just 10 minutes from Paris, Paris-Orly Airport is accessible from several motorways and many public transport routes (Orlyval-RER B, RER C, Tramway T7, and buses). Access will be improved further with the completion of metro lines 14 and 18 of the Grand Paris Express and with the creation of a TGV railway station.

Large-scale modernisation works are in progress at the airport, which will change its appearance and make it more welcoming, thanks in particular to the construction currently underway of a connecting building which will create a link between the South and West Terminals by 2019. - TradeArabia News Service




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