Marriott Hotels has opened a property in Lyon.
The 204-room Lyon Marriott Hotel Cité International, previously the Hilton Lyon Hotel, is the brand's 24th hotel in France.
It is located in the city centre, about 30 minutes away from Lyon Saint-Exupery airport.
Facilities include a restaurant, bar and a "wellness zone including a solarium with views over the rolling hills of Caluire".
There is also a 1,100 sqm conference centre including 16 meeting rooms and a multi-purpose 435 sqm adaptable space.
Marriott said it plans to fully renovate the property this year, including the creation of a new bar, and that this will be managed by Les Clés du Luxe, owners of the hotel since July. The property will remain open with "minimum disruption to guests".
King Deluxe room
Michel Miserez, Marriott's area vice president, Western Europe, said: "This major expansion into the international city of Lyon once again demonstrates the remarkable commercial power of our network, owing to a growing number of owners who place their trust in us."
London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is scheduled to finish an extensive refurbishment in June (see news, December 8).