The first 25Hours hotel outside German-speaking countries will open in France, in Paris.
25Hours Hotel Company, 30% owned by AccorHotels, has so far only been present in 8 hotels in German-speaking countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2020, the brand will go even further by opening a hotel in Dubai.
There is a plan to expand the portfolio for 25Hours and the brand has decided to settle in Paris, in the Gare du Nord district. The building in front of the station was built in the 1860s and is currently operated by Mercure. It will be called 25Hours Hotel Terminus Nord.
The first part of the property (141 rooms, common areas) is scheduled to open in summer 2018. The hotel (a total of 236 rooms, restaurant and bar) will be completed in spring 2019. "The staggered conversion while the hotel remains open for business is of course a challenge," explains Christoph Hoffmann, CEO of 25Hours. “However, our Vienna hotel has already shown that this can also give rise to rather creative pop-up concepts. In any event, guests will enjoy an all-round 25hours experience from day one."
The design agency DREIMETA, based in Augsburg, is responsible for the design of the Parisian hotel, while the renovation of the rooms will be entrusted to Axel Schönert Architects. Xavi Vega has been appointed general manager of the hotel.
"The Parisian 25hours Hotel will be colourful, romantic and extremely diverse. The building has many nooks and crannies and a certain instant charm, with its many hidden corners and niches," says Bruno Marti, Chief Brand Officer.
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