Not to miss in 2014

Not to miss in 2014

Updated news in France in 2014

1- Hotels

  • January: Opening of the Okko Hotel**** - 80 rooms - Nantes (Loire Valley), five-minute walk from the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany www.okkohotels.com
  • January: Marriott Renaissance - 133 rooms - Aix-en-Provence (PACA) www.marriott.com
  • February: 1st hotel from the Eklo hotels chain (ecofriendly) - 98 rooms - Le Havre (Normandy) www.eklohotels.com 
  • Spring: Opening of the MGallery Molitor (Accor Group) - 124 rooms, 6,600sqft meeting space - Paris, 16th district (former public swimming pool)
  • May: Reopening of the Plaza Athenee - Paris www.dorchestercollection.com
  • Summer: Transformation of Les Bains Douches club into a luxury hotel - Paris 
  • August 1st: Opening of a Peninsula Hotel - 200 rooms - Paris www.peninsula.com
  • September: Hilton Chantilly - 200 rooms - Chantilly (one hour from Paris)
  • Renovation of the Ritz Hotel, reopening early 2015 - Paris
  • Opening of an AC by Marriott**** - 166 rooms - Porte Maillot, Paris www.news.marriott.com
  • Opening of a Zadig & Voltaire Boutique Hotel - 40 rooms - Paris, 7th district 
  • The Hilton Group takes over the Concorde Opera**** and will renovate its rooms without closing from June 2014 to 2016 www.news.hiltonworldwide.com

2- Venues

  • January: Le Printemps department store at the Louvre - Paris www.departmentstoreparis.printemps.com
  • March: Start of works (for 17 months) to turn the PoPB (Palais Omnisport Paris Bercy), initially built in 1984, into the new "Bercy Arena" www.fft.fr
  • June: Reopening of the Musée Picasso - Paris www.museepicassoparis.fr
  • September: Louis Vuitton Foundation opens - Paris www.louisvuitton.co.uk
  • Major renovation project at the Porte de Versailles, Paris, 10 years of works are planned that will result in the creation of the largest city-center exhibition park in Europe. The new congress and convention center will start commercial activity in 2014, with acompletion date planned for 2018.
  • 2014-2018: Development and renovation work at the Stade Roland Garros www.rolandgarros.com

3- Events

4- Major conventions & Shows