Among the oldest cities in France, Marseille relies on its rich cultural heritage whose appeal was greatly strengthened in the wake of the Marseille European Capital of Culture event.
The port of Marseille-Fos welcomed 2.7 million passengers in 2016 (+2%). The Museum of Civilizations and the Mediterranean (Mucem), opened in 2013, saw its visitor numbers continue to grow, with 1.4 million visitors in 2016 (+10%), of which 60% are not from the department and 15% are foreign visitors.
In 2018, Jean Nouvel's "La Marseillaise" skyscraper and its 35,000 m² of office space will be inaugurated, further boosting the promising EuroMéditerrannée business centre.
In 2017, the Marseille-Aix-en-Provence area saw new properties enter the market, with Staycity Aparthotels Centre Vieux Port Marseille (108 rooms), 550 metres from the port, and Kyriad Résidence Cabriès Plan de Campagne (60 rooms), near the Arbois business park.
Other properties were converted, became independent or simply closed their doors: to be discovered in detail in EHR France.
After a complicated 2016 due to the indirect consequences of the July 14 attacks in Nice, the number of hotel guests in Marseille rose again: +2.8 points in 2017. This increase was amplified by a 3% drop in its ADR to €89.5 (VAT incl.) in 2017. These movements led to slight growth in the RevPAR: +1.2% to just over €60 (VAT incl.).
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