Hilton has announced that its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand will add a second property in central Paris, Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower.
The plans were unveiled at MIPIM today in conjunction with owner Compagnie de Phalsbourg with whom Hilton has signed a management agreement to operate the 118 guest room property. The renowned French visionary designer Philippe Starck will be in charge of the Interior Design of the property.
“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," says Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Hilton.
"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 7th arrondissement, renowned as the district of choice for Parisian and the home to France’s National Assembly, a range of museums, the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower itself. The site on Avenue de Saxe, sits next to Place de Breteuil and leads towards the Champ de Mars.
Construction is due to begin shortly on adaptation of two adjacent buildings from the 1900s and 1970s. Additional features to be found within the property include a fitness centre, executive lounge.
Philippe Starck will be in charge of the Interior Design of the property to bring French elegance and flair into the historical building while Atelier Cos, who specialise in luxury and upscale hotels, develops the architectural concept for the property.