Concorde Opera Paris to rebrand as Hilton hotel
Published: 20/12/2013 - Filed under: News »
The Concorde Opera Paris hotel will next year be rebranded as the Hilton Paris Opera.
The 266-room property is located in the French capital's eighth arrondissement, opposite the Gare Saint Lazare train station.
It will feature an executive floor and lounge, dining facilities and meeting and conference rooms.
Many popular sights are just a short walk or bus ride away, including the Louvre and the Opera.
Hilton Worldwide plans to open another hotel in Paris in early 2015. The Hilton Chantilly Hotel & Conference Centre will be located 30km from the city centre and will feature extensive meeting and conference facilities as well as a spa.
Earlier this week, Hilton announced plans to launch a boutique hotel brand in 2014 (see news, December 17).
wilson3 - 20/12/2013 16:08
Delighted to see that Hilton are returning to central Paris at long last.
skywards - 20/12/2013 23:07
Great news...I'm really amazed how the Hilton group has neglected Paris so much...why?
judynagy - 21/12/2013 03:41
Wonderful news - just the area I want to stay in next trip to Paris. I love the CDG Hilton but the Concorde at Chantilly is a great place coming and going, easy airport access.
PierreAntoine - 21/12/2013 09:38
Well run till now by Concorde, but unfortunately offering rather smaller rooms, the suites of the new Hilton are more comfortable.
The restaurant of the hotel despite its view on the Louvre (just crossing the Rivoli Street), the Conseil d'Etat, and Ministère de la Culture, Louvre des Antiquaires, and Comedie Française...) is not a good eatery at all. Luckily, plenty of better places at a walking distance: reach the Jardin du Palais Royal, there is a 'passage' on the right of the Comedie Française, and in the back of the galleries, there are Le Grand Vefour and le Restaurant du Palais Royal. Booking mandatory.
Ther is a very good "bouchon Lyonnais", leaving the hotel, turn right on Rue Saint Honoré till the Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau. At the corner, you will find Les Petits Mâchons. Very friendly and tasty, better go there when hungry, good selection of wines
Further North from the Jardin, Galerie Vivienne, and Place des Victoires are worth the walk.
Just leaving the hotel, head towards the Opera Garnier, 10mn walk, you can enter the "Japanese area" on your right ( from hairdressers to bookshops, café, ramen, supermarket..). Reaching the Place de l'Opéra, on your left the Interconti and the famous Café de la Paix. Café & restaurant: booking advised, especially for their very good sunday brunch.
Brand lovers will turn left from the hotel enter the Rue Saint Honoré, followed by the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré . A stop on Place Vendôme mid way on the right and Rue de la Paix where are settled main jewellers is worth as well.
Business travellers may find the hotel less attractive, but Paris lovers will definitely enjoy.
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