Hilton has won a contract to rebrand the
historic Concorde Opéra hotel in late 2014.
The iconic hotel, in
Paris' fashionable 8th arrondissement, was recently acquired by
Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV.
The Concorde Opéra will
undergo a significant investment programme to restore and
reinvigorate the 124 year old landmark prior to rebranding as the
Hilton Paris Opéra next year.
Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels &
Resorts, said, "Paris has long been considered one of the world's
great tourist destinations, in part due to its rich architectural
and cultural history. This hotel is renowned for its intricate
façade and today's agreement will pair one of Paris' best known
buildings with our signature hotel brand. We're excited to be
creating a Hilton hotel of exceptional quality in the Hilton Paris Opéra."
Located minutes from a number of famous attractions
such as the Opéra, The Louvre, the Sacré Cur and the Arc de Triomphe, the
area around the hotel is subject to a considerable public
and private investment programme and is currently undergoing large
Guests will benefit from access to Europe's
second largest rail station, the Gare Saint Lazare, which is
opposite the hotel and is used by 100 million passengers each
also recently signed a management agreement to brand a new hotel
as Hilton Chantilly Hotel & Conference Centre, 30 kilometers from
central Paris. The hotel is expected to open to guests in early 2015.
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