AccorHotels to invest in and manage new Paris airport hotels

Artists impression of the ibis Styles & Mercure hotel complex. Photo credit: Arte & Charpentier(Paris Orly ibis Styles & Mercure hotel complex. Photo credit: Arte & Charpentier)

Paris-Orly Airport is getting some new (and upgraded) hotel options. Landowner and developer Groupe ADP and AccorHotels have signed deals for the renovation of the current Mercure hotel and the construction of a new ibis Styles hotel at the airport. AccorHotels will serve as both investor (through its subsidiary AccorInvest) and operator (through its subsidiary AccorService) of the complex. 

All 189 guestrooms of the current Mercure hotel will undergo a renovation by 2019. The hotel will also get a new food court that opens out onto a large terrace.

The ibis Styles hotel will be built next to the renovated Mercure hotel. It will have 200 guestrooms over four floors, with views over the Orlytech district. Its façade, designed by architects Arte & Charpentier, will indicate the entrance to the airport from the A106 and RN7 roads.

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The ibis Styles’ 200 new rooms will bring Paris-Orly Airport’s current accommodation capacity (including Novotel Paris-Coeur d’Orly Airport, ibis Paris-Orly Airport and ibis budget Paris-Orly Airport) up to 1,089 rooms. 

“The construction of the ibis Styles hotel and the refurbishment of the Mercure Orlytech hotel mean that our accommodation offering can be adapted to match the marked increase in air traffic, while also considerably improving the quality of hotel services provided to our passengers and customers of our business districts,” Serge Grzybowski, real estate director for Groupe ADP said in a statement. “Between now and the end of 2019, all the hotels on Groupe ADP’s land at Paris-Orly will offer only new rooms or rooms having been fully refurbished less than three years prior.”

“This two-fold project fits in perfectly with AccorInvest’s strategy to strengthen our position as the leading hotel investor in Europe,” John Ozinga, CEO of AccorInvest added. “It makes it possible for us to invest in economy and midscale segments, in HQE-certified hotels in a strategic position, generating excellent operational performance and which promises to become one of the pioneering business districts in the Greater Paris region.”