This ambitious overhaul, dubbed “Pullman Paris Live”, involves the renovation of over 2,500 rooms and the reinventing of 26,000m² of public areas so the establishments will be even better equipped to cater for the needs of the brand’s cosmopolitan clientele of seasoned travelers. After the transformations, the Paris Pullman hotels (Montparnasse, Bercy, Tour Eiffel, La Défense and Charles de Gaulle Airport) will showcase the new approach to upscale hospitality invented by Pullman: an experience that blends efficiency with pleasure and a lifestyle where business and relaxation are not inconsistent.
Pullman unveils its new look in Paris
Pullman is launching an operation that aims to transform its five Parisian hotels. All five establishments, which are located in emblematic districts of the French capital (Montparnasse, Bercy, Tour Eiffel, La Défense and Charles de Gaulle Airport), are initiating a period of refurbishment involving renowned architects and interior designers. This is a unique project involving 30 months of renovations, the refurbishment of 2,510 rooms and the redesigning of 26,000m² of public areas.
Denys Sappey – Managing Director of Pullman France stated: “This project represents an unprecedented challenge in the Paris hotel sector with the virtually simultaneous refurbishment of five “heavy weight” establishments. No hotel brand has ever undertaken renovations on this scale in as many hotels in the same city in such a short period of time. It represents a sizeable investment which is entirely funded by the hotel owners. We are giving ourselves the means with which to fulfill our ambitions in the world’s top tourist destination.”
Several features have been reinvented – services, interior design, removal of partitions to expand each space, etc. The aim is to create unique places in which customers recognize Pullman’s identity through a series of hallmarks and strong characteristics: comfort, design, modernity and technology.
An unprecedented organization system has been deployed so that the establishments can continue to welcome guests during the refurbishment period. The renovations will be discrete and the top priority will be to preserve customer’s well-being and comfort. As a result, guests will be privy to each hotel’s new look as the renovations progress.
The “Pullman Paris Live” project in figures-
- 5 hotels
- 8 designers
- 30 months of refurbishment
- 2,510 rooms renovated
- 26,000 m2 of living areas reinvented
- 1,500 employees concerned
- January 2013: work starts at the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
- Mars 2013: Unveiling of the Pullman Paris La Défense and Pullman Paris Montparnasse
- September 2013: Unveiling of the Pullman Paris Bercy
- December 2013: Unveiling of the Pullman Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
- April 2014: Unveiling of the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Design is central to the project
Contemporary shapes and refined elegance is the aim of the eight renowned interior designers and architects responsible for Pullman’s new identity in Paris: Didier Gomez, Marc Hertrich & Nicolas Adnet, JOI Design, Laurent Moreau, Naço, Christophe Pillet and Didier Rey.
The establishments have been completely reinvented. The rooms are brighter and blend comfort with modernity, and the public areas focus on interaction, providing spaces for work, entertainment and meetings, etc.
“Our brand project offers a new approach to upscale hospitality in which design plays a key role. Whether they are staying for business, leisure of both, our objective is to offer our guests a cosmopolitan, vibrant and in style experience. The designer element in our hotels will be reinforced by the brand’s commitments in the field of contemporary art,” explains Xavier Louyot – Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for Pullman.
Christophe Pillet, who will be responsible for the design of the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel – one of Pullman’s future worldwide flagship establishments – and of the rooms at the Pullman Paris La Défense, continues “These renovations anchor the brand in a contemporary, audacious and modern reality. Interior design is not a stance, but a modern-day language that serves the simple, practical, easy experience offered to guests.”