CitizenM increase presence in Paris

Dutch hotel group citizenM has opened its latest property in Paris, La Defense, and has announced it will open its third Paris property at Gare de Lyon later this summer.

The La Defense property features 175 rooms, with rain showers, super-fast wifi, designer furniture, three societyM meeting spaces, a 24-hour canteen and iMacs for use by guests.

The Living Room on the first floor provides a space to work, eat and socialise and features collectionM, the brand’s retail component where travellers can buy accessories, gifts and books.

La Defense is well known for the Grande Arche, a window-shaped monument and building, and the area around it is currently undergoing a major revamp to add terraces, gardens, new avenues and towers and numerous bars and restaurants.

CitizenM Gare de Lyon will have 338 rooms overlooking the Seine in the Marais district. It will be the largest of the brand’s portfolio in Paris and will feature the cloudM rooftop bar and four meeting spaces. The hotel is located next door to Gare de Lyon station, one of Paris’ main transport hubs. The property will also feature free wifi, a 24-hour canteen and self check-in terminals.