INNSiDE By Melia Opens Its First Hotel In France With New Charles De Gaulle Property
Scheduled for February 2019 – 276 Rooms
Opening in February 2019, the 266 room and 10 loft hotel will perfectly embody INNSiDE by Meliá’s refreshed identity, providing a design-led urban hotel for travellers looking to combine work and pleasure. Consumers are looking for flexibility and freedom when they travel, and ultimately hotel brands that fit seamlessly with their lifestyle. Relaunching this year, INNSiDE by Meliá is adapting its business strategy to captivate the younger generation of business and leisure travellers, as well as strengthening its leisure and wellness offering.
INNSiDE Charles De Gaulle’s striking exterior has been developed by Parisian architects SCAU, whilst renowned French designer Jean-Philippe Nuel has created the interior utilizing natural, raw materials such as wood and concrete throughout. The property’s open-plan invokes feelings of freedom, echoed in the printed Acrobats on staff’s uniforms created by French artist Sabrina Chess. Chess said: “The idea was to illustrate a universe that offered the possibility of telling several stories of travellers. I imagined them as acrobats moving around…free and happy.”
Interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel has developed this unique airport hotel for guests to recharge their batteries whilst in transit, where guests can work, workout, rest and play, with open lobby spaces ideal for meetings, whether social or business. Guests can relax and unwind in one of the many large armchairs, designed by the Parisian design studio Bouroullec brothers, or enjoy the spacious outdoor terrace.
The lounge features a contemporary glass bar, with mixologists on hand to prepare classic cocktails, such as the bourbon and cherry combination “Catch Me”. Guests can also enjoy DJ sets every Thursday – Sunday nights, whether they are relaxing in the hotel or heading out to experience the ‘City of Light’.
Visitors with business in mind can let their imagination run wild in one of four meeting rooms, named “Big Ideas Spaces”. Innovatively designed to inspire creativity, collaboration and positivity, these meeting rooms feature ping-pong tables, breakout areas, complimentary snacks and the largest of the four offers panoramic views of the Concorde and the airport.
Rooms are contemporary with white furnishings, featuring cosy in-room amenities, including bathrobes and slippers, as well as a luxurious coffee machine, complimentary minibar, with fresh juices and local beer. Smeg fridges will be available to Superior+ guests, packed full of healthy treats, drinks and snacks. Superior+ rooms will also have high-end sound systems and complimentary streaming services.
INNSiDE Charles De Gaulle’s restaurant, The Olivine, stays true to Meliá Hotels International’s Spanish roots, showcasing the best of Mediterranean fare alongside classic French cuisine. The diverse menu includes quintessentially Spanish dishes such as Iberian Ham with Tumaca, with French favourites including Poached Foie Gras and Parsnip. With health and wellness at the heart of INNSiDE, the 24-hour gym offers InFit classes and is fully equipped with the latest fitness machines, supported by virtual fitness classes, powered by Wexer.
In line with the INNSiDE brand’s commitment to sustainability, INNSiDE Charles De Gaulle does not use single use plastic within the hotel; the bar does not use plastic straws, coasters and business cards are made from recycled card. Bedrooms feature organic cotton linens and towels, kraft paper laundry bags and wooden “do not disturb” signs.