Hotel accommodation in Paris and the Greater Paris -Grand Paris- Changes and dynamics

The emergence of new needs, the imperatives imposed by the evolution of climate change and the desire to welcome a wider clientele are leading to major upheavals in the Grand Paris hotel industry. The recent crises, which have put a great strain on the tourism sector, necessitate that the model be rethought.

Hotel Renaissance Paris République, 40 rue René Boulanger, Paris 10e

The offer of hotel accommodation in the Grand Paris region has changed profoundly in order to meet the capacity requirements resulting from a sharp rise in the number of tourists, the arrival of visitors from distant lands and different cultures, and the aspirations of younger users in terms of ecology, mixed uses and flexible spaces.

Although the hotel stock has continually evolved, the early 2000s saw a clear acceleration in the production of a much greater capacity. In 2008, the Hotel Plan further contributed to this dynamic by setting targets for growth and the rebalancing of the Parisian hotel stock geographically and by category. 

Initially this was concentrated in the hypercentre, the offer then gradually spread towards Grand Paris territories: firstly along the Périphérique ring road, an ideal showcase for hotel groups wishing to attract clients passing by, then around the major transport, business and leisure hubs (Roissy - Charles de Gaulle, La Défense, Marne-la-Vallée), and today in all areas of Grand Paris. 

In Paris the public authorities wanted to compensate for the natural movement of the market by adopting a Hotel Plan aimed at increasing the tourist accommodation capacity, correcting the spacial  imbalance and attracting a more diversified and younger clientele. The call for projects “Reinvent Paris” also helped to produce hotel and youth hostel projects in areas which, until then, had little to offer. 

The challenges of changing the course of climate change have also led to the City of Paris including conferences on Stainable Tourism in its political agenda. Organised in 2021 in Paris, they resulted in a series of proposals, some of which are already being implemented (Zero Carbon Pass, sustainable and accessible tourist accommodation, bicycle label). These objectives, added to the tertiary decree of the ELAN bill, will encourage the continuing transformation of the tourist industry in Paris. The sector, which was severely affected by the Covid crisis, may find here the way to recover and rebound favourably.

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