Interstate makes France debut

Hilton Garden Inn Orly

Interstate Hotels & Resorts has made its debut in France with the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport.

The operator also opened the Residence Inn Ghent, owned by GE Holdings, with 105 apartment-style suites.

Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport marks the opening of Interstate’s first managed property in France, joining its portfolio of over 100 hotels across its International division.

Nicholas Northam, EVP, International, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, said: “It’s fantastic to see the Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport open its doors, marking our first move into the country. It’s a great addition to our managed portfolio and we’re excited to be bringing our international hotel management expertise to the French hospitality market.”

The operator has also seen the opening of the Residence Inn, as the brand makes its Belgium debut. The latest addition to Hilton’s midscale brand offers 105 guest rooms and access to both Paris Orly Airport and the city.

The hotel features an onsite restaurant and has more than 120 square metres of flexible meetings and events space, as well as complimentary WiFi throughout the property and a fitness centre.

Aret Bulbul, general manager at Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport, said: “We are proud to be opening the Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport today – a new hotel that offers guests great transport links, and connectivity to Paris and its world-famous attractions.”

In Belgium John Licence, VP premium & select brands, Marriott International, Europe, said: “The opening marks the brand’s eleventh property in Europe. With a quickly expanding European portfolio - a pipeline of over 15 openings over the next two years – the brand responds to the growing demand for extended-stay within the continent.”