Snow is already piling up on the pistes above Val d’Isère in spectacular style. It is a timely moment for the resort to announce plans for the official start to the 2019-2020 winter season, with First Tracks.
Six Senses is expanding further into Europe with the 2022 opening of Six Senses Loire Valley, France, in the village of Saint-Laurent-Nouan. The resort will be located in the UNESCO World Heritage region renowned for historic chateaux, medieval towns, fine wines, great food and unspoiled landscapes.
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese has re-opened following a complete redesign by French architect and interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel. The 78-room hotel lies on a quaint street in the centre of the city, just moments from iconic landmarks including the Villa Medici, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.
Officials have unveiled plans for a new tax on all flights from airports in France. Branded as an ‘eco-tax’, the new levy is expected to raise around €180 million annually from 2020, according to transport minister, Elisabeth Borne.
Hyatt Regency Chantilly has opened to become the ninth Hyatt branded hotel in France. Reminiscent of an 18th-century hamlet, the 211-room property is set along the Nonette River in the historic town of Chantilly.
A former country home of the Baron Jacques Pineau de Viennay, the château has been returned to its 18th-century splendour after a careful private restoration under the guidance of the French government.
Hotel Banke has joined Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s collection of independent hotels. The property becomes the first in Paris and the fourth in France to join the portfolio of one-of-a-kind properties around the world.
Nantes is a strategic choice for easyJet seventh base in France as it is both an attractive leisure and business destination with growing inbound and outbound demand.
easyJet has launched its first flight from London Stansted to Paris Charles de Gaulle, which will operate throughout the summer. It is hoped the new route will carry over 31,000 passengers this summer.
The Radisson Collection Hotel & Suites, Paris La Défense will bring the group’s portfolio in the country to 17 hotels and more than 3,000 rooms in operation or under development.
The 266 room and ten 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.