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Mediterranean flavours and savours
Marseille: the effervescent city
Care of mind and body
The Hotel-Dieu Marseille: A building rich in history
New venue, new tastes, Marseille has it all!
Reawakening the Hotel-Dieu
Transforming a local landmark from the past into the future
AXA Real Estate
Respect for heritage and sustainable development
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Architecture inspired by the soul of the building
List of active participants
Interior architectur: mineral beauty
Rooms & suites, combining prestige and tradition
Christian de Gournay
Directeur Général AXA Real Estate
Vice President Operations Western Europe IHG
“ Siquis enim militarium vel honoratorum aut nobilis inter suos rumore tenus esset insimulatus fovisse par tes hostiles, inie onere catenarum in modum beluae trahebatur et inimico urgente vel nullo, quasi sufficiente hoc solo, quod nominatus esset aut delatus auto postulatus, capite vel multatione bonorum aut insulari solitude damnabatur. ”
InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu… A dream come true! Conceive, believe, accomplish! We did it! In April 2013 the Hôtel-Dieu Marseille will appear in its former splendor. It took time, vision and a lot of resources to successfully complete this magnificent building. For InterContinental Hotels, this ambitious project in a city such as Marseille with its promising future was the perfect oppor tunity to fulfill their enduring wish to be present in major European cities. How thrilling it is today to see the doors of this fabulous hotel open to welcome an international clientele; to know that we too will play our par t in promoting this vibrant city of Marseille, European Capital of Culture 2013.
Ever ything is possible in Marseille. In order to transform the Hôtel-Dieu into this stunning 5* hotel it was necessar y to work with a highly motivated team able to implement exceptional standards. We have engaged the project with all our exper tise, quality standards, and our commitment to offer the Hôtel-Dieu our best talents. We have now accomplished our mission. As we are celebrating Cogedim’s 50th Anniversar y, the Hôtel-Dieu is more than ever the symbol our our idea of proper ty development. I genuinely hope that the people of Marseille as well as any other visitor will discover that unique site with as much pleasure as what we had while renovating it.
A NEW PAGE IN THE HISTORY OF MARSEILLE FOLLOWING 3 YEARS OF WORK TO TRANSFORM THE HÔTEL DIEU HOSPITAL INTO A 5 STAR HOTEL, THE INTERCONTINENTAL MARSEILLE – HOTEL DIEU OPENs ITS GATES ON APRIL THE 26TH 2013. On April 25th, 2013 Christian de Gournay, Chairman of the management board of Cogedim togr ther with Pierre Vaquier, CEO of AXA Real Estate, handed over the keys to Patrick Cescau, Chairman of IHG, in the presence of Jean-Claude Gaudin, Mayor of Marseille and Senator of the Bouches-du-Rhône. Symbolically, a fragment from an ancient Roman mosaic discovered in the foundations of the 12th century chapel was donated and will be on display in the hotel.
NOT JUST A 5 STAR HOTEL BUT PART OF THE HISTORY OF MARSEILLE
TRANSFORMATION OF A HISTORICAL BUILDING MORE THAT 10 CENTURIES OLD
194 rooms and suites, a 1,000 m2 conference centre, a Spa by Clarins with an indoor pool, saunas and steam baths, private terraces and fabulous views of the Vieux-Port and the Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica!
It took 3 years for those chosen in the wake of the municipal competition organized by the city of Marseille in 2005, to transform de Hôtel-Dieu hospital into a 5 star hotel without altering its architecture, its history or its connection with this city and its inhabitants.
This is most cer tainly a genuine 5 star hotel offering all the services associated with this type of establishment. But it offers much more: the chance to be par t of this city’s history that has been preserved and indeed enhanced. The majestic stairways, vaulted corridors, French gardens and terraces of this magnificent building all bear witness to its own unique history. ACCESSIBLE TO ALL THE INHABITANTS OF MARSEILLE Part of the story and history of this unique site is accessible to all. From the cultural area hosting exhibitions that highlight the cultural heritage, to the forecour t with its superb view of the city, the Spa by Clarins, the bar and restaurants where room reservations are not a prerequisite. This is our way of revitalizing par t of our cultural heritage and giving something back to the inhabitants of Marseille.
It was by no means an easy task to refurbish, enhance and conserve all the remarkable par ts of this building while aiming for the future 5-star InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu. As stated by Jean-Claude Gaudin, Mayor of Marseille and Senator for Bouches du Rhône: « It was unthinkable that a building such as the Hôtel Dieu, registered with the additional Historical Monuments inventory since October 14th 1963 and boasting over 10 centuries of existence, a par t of the very history of our city, could be left derelict or handed over to offered to proper ty developers ». The consor tium includes an investor : the AXA Real Estate group, a developer, the Altarea Cogedim, and a hotel industry group: InterContinental Hotels Group, operating under the trade name of Intercontinental Hotels & Resor ts. The architectural design was entrusted to the Anthony Béchu Agency, and to Tangram Architects, while the interior design was assigned to the group composed of the Nuel Agency, Tangram Architects and Volume ABC. It should be noted that the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu is the second hotel reconstruction project to receive the “NF Service Industry Buildings – HQE® Procedure” cer tification.
MARSEILLE: WHERE PAST AND PRESENT MEET Marseille was not a random choice here. This unique city that has always aroused keen interest with its ability to combine two distinct angles: its historical past and a bright future. Marseille is steeped in 2600 years of history which gives it a very strong sense of identity. Its monuments, climate, world-famous Calanques, typical traditional streets and areas and other internationally-renowned landmark attractions enchant visitors with their rare authenticity and diversity. But this is also a city turned towards the future. It is the European Capital of Culture for 2013, which implies an influx of international visitors and a host of cultural activities. The Euroméditerranée initiative has also helped place Marseille on a par with the greatest European capitals. The city is also increasingly acknowledged for hosting professional events and for its growing appeal as an international tourist destination.
KEY elements of the city
years of history
Largest port in France and the Mediterranean
fourth largest port in Europe
AJOR ARCHITECTURAL M PROJECTS FOR THE MARSEILLE-PROVENCE 2013 INITIATIVE IN COOPERATION WITH EUROMÉDITERRANÉE
*SECOND LARGEST CITY IN FRANCE RANKED BY POPULATION 2010 iNSEE census.
MARSEILLE: THE EFFERVESCENT CITY WITH THE BOOM IN TOURISM AND INDUSTRY, THE SIGNIFICANT EUROMÉDITERRANÉE URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT AND THE CITYS STATUS AS EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2013, MARSEILLE IS A PROMISING CITY WITH A GLOWING FUTURE UNDERGOING AN IMPORTANT AND EXTRAORDINARY TRANSFORMATION. MARSEILLE-PROVENCE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2013 2013 will be marked by concer ts, parades, exhibitions and many other cultural events that will celebrate Marseille-Provence 2013.The status of European Capital of Culture 2013 is a trigger for a host of festivities and will bring to the fore Mediterranean culture to promote cultural heritage and attract both French and international visitors to the city. EUROMÉDITERRANÉE Euroméditerranée is a national initiative of great impor tance, designed to place Marseille on a par with the biggest European capitals. Its aim is to generate economic, social, and cultural development while observing the principles of sustainable development. This large-scale project is set up to renovate numerous infrastructures, businesses, hotels, offices and public areas. A BOOMING CITY • Professional Conventions Over the last 10 years Marseille has become an increasingly attractive destination for French and European business travellers. In 2009, Marseille had
moved to 87th place on the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) list of convention locations, (its previous ranking was 150th in 2007). In 2010, the city hosted more than 900 convention days, 370 events and 83,500 par ticipants. • International tourism. With the increase in leisure cruises, Marseille is to the forefront in international tourism. In 2010, the city welcomed over 710,000 cruise passengers, an 11% increase on 2009.These results show the growth of this industry in the Phocean city, with more and more companies choosing to make it a primary por t of call. MARSEILLE, THE GATEWAY TO PROVENCE Marseille has an exquisite coastline and an exceptional climate, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. The “Calanques” with warm, turquoise waters is a classified national park mere kilometres from the “Vieux Por t”
SOME OF THE PROJECTS SUSTAINED BY EUROMÉDITERRANÉE •M useum of Civilizations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM): national centre for cultural and intellectual heritage devoted to various world cultures. •R egional Mediterranean Centre, an exhibition and cultural events centre. •T he Belle de Mai Media Centre with 26,000m2 space for cinema, audiovisual ar ts and multimedia. •T he Street Arts Centre devoted to cultural creation and expression, a unique site in all of Europe.
The Hotel-Dieu Marseille: A building rich in history THE HISTORY OF THE HÔTEL-DIEU MARSEILLE TO THE PRESENT DAY
1188 Creation of the Saint-Esprit hospital for the care of sick people and abandoned children
1593 Merger of the HOSPIALS Saint-
Jacques de Galice and Saint-Esprit: creation of the Hôtel-Dieu hospital.
1753 Laying the cornerstone for the
extension of the new Hôtel-Dieu, based on the plans of Jacques Hardouin-Mansart, nephew of Mansart, the famous architect
1866 The new hôtel-Dieu inaugurated
by Napoleon III (over a century after the first stone was laid) on November 15, 1866, the birthday of the Empress Eugénie.
BEFORE BECOMING A SUPERB 5-STAR HOTEL, THIS MAGNIFICENT BUILDING WITNESSED THE PASSAGE OF CENTURIES AND RESOUNDS WITH A HISTORY SHARED WITH MARSEILLE. THE HISTORY OF THE BUILDING IS CONNECTED TO THAT OF THE CITY Marseilles Hôtel-Dieu is one of the major creations of French 18th century hospital architecture. Founded around the year 1188, given the name of Saint-Esprit Hospital, this place was originally a collection of narrow interconnected houses that looked after sick and abandoned children. Following a first extension, major work began in earnest in 1753 under the direction of Jacques Hardouin-Mansar t and was completed around 1865 thanks to the effor ts of architect Félix Blanchet. From the end of the 19th century, impor tant maintenance, repair and even reconstruction were under taken, which connect the history of this site to that of Marseille.
1993 the last patients leave the hospital.
The Hôtel Dieu becomes a teaching hospital for medics and paramedics.
2006 the Hôtel-Dieu hospital closes its doors.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING -The remains of a 12th century chapel are buried under the hotel’s gardens. The chapel’s foundations are composed of mosaics from an ancient Roman village (200 B.C.). Listed and collected by the city’s archeological services, a fragment of this mosaic is on display in the “cultural area” of the hotel. -The Hôtel-Dieu hospital was the theatre for the first-ever operation on a cataract. It was performed in 1750 by the eminent Jacques Daviel whose name was given to the square in Marseille where the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu now stands. -Today, the façades, the roof, the vaulted passageways and monumental staircases in the main building are listed in the Supplemental Inventory of Historic Monuments.
A LOOK AT THE VARIOUS HÔTELSDIEU IN FRANCE The first Hôtels Dieu appeared in France at the end of the Middle Ages. This was the term used to describe the main hospital in many cities, (Marseille, Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Nantes, etc.). These charitable institutions, founded and run by bishops, were apparently meant to house pilgrims and minister to travellers. The Hôtel Dieu, in the shade of the cathedral and administered by the chapter, was also a refuge for the city’s inhabitants.
REAWAKENing THE HOTEL-DIEU KEY DATES IN THE TRANSFORMATION
2003 A pproval of the acquisition of the
Hôtel-Dieu from Marseille’s Hospital Public Assistance Group.
2005 Publication for tenders for the
construction of a high quality hotel in the former Hôtel-Dieu.
2007 Contract assigned by the city of
Marseille to AXA Real Estate as investor, Altarea Cogedim as developer, InterContinental Hotels Group for hotel management.
2010 The laying of the first stone in the
presence of Jean-Claude Gaudin, Senator of the Bouches-du-Rhone and Mayor of Marseille
2013 Official opening of the
InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu.
TRANSFORMING A BUILDING SO STEEPED IN HISTORY IS COMPLEX: EVERYTHING NOTEWORTHY IN THE FORMER HÔTEL-DIEU HOSPITAL HAD TO BE RESTORED, ENHANCED AND PRESERVED TO ENSURE THEIR USE IN THE FUTURE INTERCONTINENTAL MARSEILLE – HOTEL DIEU. THE AIM OF THE TRANSFORMATION
THE RACE IS ON
Marseille city’s authorities wished to transform the Hôtel-Dieu in order to boost its overall hotel capacity to host international visitors. The ultimate goal was to ensure that Marseille would become a leading destination for world-wide tourism.
Large-scale consultation among professionals (investors, promotional, construction, architectural, and hotel management groups) began in April 2005.
THE ACQUISITION OF THE PROPERTY BY THE MUNICIPALITY
On February 5, 2007, the city Council of Marseille named the winning consor tium. The choice was based on the exceptionally high quality of the proposed project and the meticulous respect for the site’s cultural heritage brought to bear throughout the period of construction. The winning group included an investor, AXA Real Estate, a developer, Altarea Cogedim, and a hotel operations group, the InterContinental Hotels Group, operating under the trade name of InterContinental Hotels & Resor ts. The architectural design was entrusted to the Anthony Béchu Agency, and to Tangram Architects, while the interior design was assigned to the group composed of the Nuel Agency, Tangram Architects and Volume ABC.
In 2003, the city Council gave their approval to the agreement with the Public Assistance Authorities for Marseille Hospitals for the acquisition of the entire proper ty. Their aim was to create a hotel that would offer all the services available in topquality establishments, while in no way disfiguring the existing building with its beauty and its history. It would add to and enhance Marseille’s history by subtly integrating the old and the new.
6 bids were in competition in October, 2005.
AXA REAL ESTATE’S HOTEL EXPERTISE Aware of the specific issues surrounding hotel investments, AXA Real Estate has developed specialized skills in this domain since 2007. The group’s savoir faire in real estate development is hugely valuable in hotel development. With a hotel por tfolio valued at 500 million euros in 2007, AXA Real Estate has built up an asset base of 2 billion euros across Europe (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK) The por tfolio includes all hotel categories, from budget to luxury. AXA Real Estate currently manages over a hundred hotels, in the region of 15,700 rooms, 10% of which are currently under development. As with, the Radisson Blu in Nantes, the HotelDieu in Marseille perpetuates this tradition of excellence in hotel development, backed by proven exper tise in the conversion of historic monuments into modern buildings.
KEY FIGURES IN THE TRANSFORMATION
23,200 m2 5 ,000 m2 85
: total SURFACE INCLUDING
NEW BUILDINGS RENTAL UNITS ERECTED TO RECREATE A LINK WITH “THE PANIER” NEIGHBORHOOD AND ENSURE THAT THE SITE REMAINS PART OF THE INTRINSIC FABRIC OF THE CITY.
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OUTLETS AT STREET LEVEL BELOW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
parking spaces for the hotel and
SPACES FOR THE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
Transforming a local landmark from the past into the future RENOVATE BUT RESPECT THE HISTORY A thorough and highly detailed historical analysis was necessary to define the listed elements that had to be conserved and renovated as well as open areas where historical remains might be found. In this manner, excavations took place over 6 months beneath the garden of the Hôtel-Dieu. Accompanied by Mr. Bouillon, Architect for the “Bâtiments de France”, and by Mr. Jourdan, Regional Director of Cultural Affairs, the restoration of the façades, roofs and all classified parts was undertaken. This consisted in particular in placing struts and shoring, crucial to the protection of the building during the necessary renovation work carried out on the structure and on the skeleton of the building. Studies were conducted to locate the origin of the stones on the façade (Fontvieille and La Couronne) for the monumental staircases in order to restore them to their original aspect.
SEEKING THE ORIGINAL SPIRIT The terraces were entirely rebuilt, while the halflevels on the two wings were removed to restore the building to its former glory, particularly those parts of the building that now house the main suites. The restoration also restored the façades to their original aspect, the windows and French doors are identical to those in the 18th century drawings. The rear of the building, disfigured by extensions to the hospital in the 1960s, was the ideal place for the hotel car park, not marring in the slightest any history here. Thanks to the historical knowledge they had garnered,
the architects from the AAAB and Tangram agencies were able to restore the central axis of the building, thus opening up a large esplanade that would house the hotel’s main entrance and forecourt.
A TRULY URBAN PROJECT Not only was the overall architecture preserved, but the Hôtel-Dieu’s close links with the city were also conserved. To do this, the rue de la Roquette, which had been eliminated by the construction of the APHP was once again opened, connecting the Place Daviel to the rue des Belles Ecuelles, allowing easier access to the “Panier”area. These urban advances were then connected to the hotel by means of a large staircase that arrives at the foot of the hotel terrace. Housing units have been constructed along the rue de la Roquette and the rue des Belles Ecuelles. These are characteristic of the the style and tradition of the “Panier and with their colour and texture serve to connect, perfectly, this old historic part of Marseille to its newly renovated neighbour. The InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu has proved to be a gigantic undertaking of multiple aspects, created and completed by the creative, the curious and the ambitious in order to transform this site that soars happily between the city’s history and its future.
TANGRAM ARCHITECTES Founded in Marseille in 2009, Tangram Architects is comprised of some 70 staff of 11 different nationalities, managed by Christopher Green and Emmanuel Dujardin. Tangram takes its name from a geometrical game with 7 shapes that can be combined to form a square or an infinite number of figures. Sense can only be found in the assembly and the complementarity… The seven Tangram shapes correspond to the seven Trades to be found within the firm: architects, town planners, landscape artist interior designers, artworkers, quantity surveyors and engineers. The firm has a large part in the metamorphosis of Marseille, with their work on the pedestrian areas of the Vieux-Port and numerous restoration projects; the renovation of the Palais de Justice Monthyon, the conversion of l’îlot Feuillants on the Canebière to a 4 star hotel and last but not least the 5-star InterContinental Marseille Hôtel-Dieu. The firm’s architectural production comes from a pluridisciplinary, international association with multiple architectural references in France and Asia in various fields including hotels. The firm is currently working on developing numerous hotels in Marseille; the Campanile and Golden Tulip hotels in the Parc Chanot, the Toyoko-Inn in the Euroméditerranée quarter and elsewhere in France: the 5 star hotel at Château Lacoste, the 4 star Relais de la Marquise in the former St Dalmas de Tende railway station or yet again the 4 star hotelin DaNang in Vietnam.
AN ENVIRONMENTAL PILOT PROJECT
hotel reconstruction project to receive the new certification
“NF Service Industry Buildings – HQE® Procedure, Hotel Industry”.
targets (RANGING FROM HIGH PERFORMANCE TO VERY HIGH PERFORMANCE)
NECESSARYTO OBTAIN HQE CERTIFICATION
a Roman mosaic BEARING WITNESS TO THE RICHES OF THIS SITE UNVEILED ON APRIL 25TH.
Respect for heritage and sustainable development AN ENVIRONMENTAL PILOT PROJECT Respect for cultural heritage and environmental concerns have been watchwords from the star t of the construction of the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu. Optimized design and attention to strict environmental requirements have constantly guided the architects in the choice of both new and existing materials, with the aim of ensuring a framework wherein High Quality Environmental design requirements could be integrated while allowing the building to honour its primary function as a hotel. This hotel is a pilot project in France and is the second in the hotel industry to receive the High Quality Environmental Cer tification (the first was awarded to the Palais de Justice in Nantes, also renovated by Altarea Cogedim and Axa Real Estate and completed in November 2012, aRadisson Blu hotel).
A RESTRUCTURED HOTEL AWARDED A HIGH QUALITY ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATE AXA Real Estate and Altarea Cogedim have done everything financially, technically and humanly possible to obtain the new cer tification: “NF Bâtiments Ter tiaires-Démarche HQE®, Hôtellerie (“NF Service Industry Buildings – HQE® Procedure, Hospitality Industry). This cer tification demands scrupulous compliance with very strict specifications, principally with respect to the choice of materials, energy and water
management, visual and acoustic comfor t, and public health air and water standards. This specially cer tified hotelrestoration is par t of the Altagreen ongoing programme, a sustainable development procedure by Altarea Cogedim that conforms to the objectives set by the Grenelle agreement.
THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURE This extraordinary construction has also raised a number of issues linked to the conservation of listed monuments and their improvement, as well as the assimilation of modern technology into a transparent and continuous sustainable development programme.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS Excavations were conducted from December, 2009, until the end of February, 2010, in order to preserve a trace of the remarkable history of this building. These efforts were primarily concentrated in two areas: -The Saint-Esprit 12th century hospital chapel from the 12th century, buried in the gardens of the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu -The 18th century bronzesmith’s oven located in the residential zone onthe rue des Belles Ecuelles. To allow visitors to admire the historical riches of the site, a fragment of an antique Roman mosaic, discovered in the foundations of the 12th century chapel, will be on display in the hotel.
ALTAREA COGEDIM, a brand with high standards. ALTAREA COGEDIM is working around a specific model. As much a commercial management company as a property developer for business or hotel purpose it participates to create entire parts of cities. That specific model has been relying on the Cogedim brand for residential or office projects for over 50 years, offering savoir-faire to dynamic local authorities and their inhabitants. The brand is based on quality, inovation, attention to details, trust, Cogedim is a highly demanding brand for itself but most importantly for its clients. ALTAREA COGEDIM has been developping over the years a specific expertise in the luxury hospitality industry; Marriott-Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe, with the architect Christian de portzamparc, a 118-room 5* hotel including on ground floor 1600m2 of commercial area, an indoor patio with access to the newly restaured Wagram concert hall; the renovation of the Court House in Nantes into a 4* hotel or the Hotel-Dieu in Marseille are the most emblematic projects of the Group. «With over 800 rooms to deliver until the end of 2013, ALTAREA COGEDIM has imposed itself as a major operator on the hotel property development market.Those sites are emblematic of the company’s expertise over complex projects», says C. de Gournay, CEO Cogedim.
“It was not an obvious thing to combine a new function for the building, implementing new environmental standards while preserving the heritage”, highlights Florence Comte-Sperling, Program Director at Cogedim Provence. “The financial context was also complex as the program lived through the 2008 financial crisis, also integrating a vast building program at the heart of the Panier district… But eventually, we retain the pride of having been part of the rebirth of an exceptional landmark. Marseille and the Hôtel-Dieu well deserved it”, declares JeanYves Raimond, Managing Director of Corporate Real Estate at Cogedim Régions.
ARCHITECTURE INSPIRED BY THE SOUL OF THE BUILDING THE INSPIRATION FOR THE PROJECT It was the very building itself that inspired the architects from AAAB and Tangram Architects. An 18th century construction based on plans by Mansar t, regarded as one of the most wonderful hospital buildings of the French Ancien Régime. The architects recognized the scope for oppor tunity provided by the history of the place. Their idea was to connect this same history to the new role of a hotel, while assuring a cer tain coherence with the original building, architecturally. The mineral character of the building, seen in the magnificent façades of Cassis and La Couronne stone with their effective colonnades, imbue the project with a spirit and provide a sense of identity for the new hotel.
A LINK WITH THE CITY The refurbishment of the Hôtel-Dieu is also for the inhabitants of Marseille. It is completely par t of the city , hoping to become an integral par t of the daily life of the citizens of Marseille. “We wish to respect this por tion of the city’s cultural Heritage and to merge with the city, both geographically and culturally,whilst giving the people of Marseille the chance to enjoy this place,” said Didier Boidin, speaking on behalf of the InterContinental Hotels Group The forecour t is available to all those who wish to revel in a novel experience and enjoy the panoramic view of Marseille. The spa, the bar, the brasserie and the restaurant are open to the public at large, you do not need to be a resident.
The gardens overlooking the Villeneuve-Bargemon space and the cultural space that is par t ofthis site serve to remind us of the long history of the Hôtel-Dieu. The cultural space was a direct request from the Marseille’s city council, keen to offer its population a place to promote the building’s cultural heritage. The Tangram agency have managed to restore the building’s original historical hallmark in this stone setting by conserving the vaults with their bare walls and pillars, the dark castle-like parquet floors and the massive entrance doors.
and is a haven of sunlight at the end of the day. The setting sun illuminates the planes of the façades.
“…In the hotel, there is a brasserie, a bar, a restaurant, and a spa that opens onto a large natural terrace overlooking the “Vieux-Port”. To the rear, we have built 85 dwellings along the Rue de la Petite Roquette and the Rue des Belles Ecuelles to refashion a link between the “Panier” and this new construction.” Anthony Béchu
Sophistication is seen in the quality of the mineral Elements present in the original building and also in the refurbished par ts where modern mineral elements have been used. This association offers a unique architectural arrangement that fluctuates between innovation and tradition.
OVERALL ARCHITECTURE The entance to the walkway on the forecour t was reshaped and the lobby placed under the grand terrace illuminated by a glass wall that allows visitors to admire the architecture from every vantage point. Two monumental staircases and two elevators allow access to the 2nd floor. Here you will find the terrace with its view of the “Vieux-Por t”, the SPA, the bar, the brasserie and the gourmet restaurant. These two staircases also take you to the rooms down long corridors with the grand galleries along the main façade. Within these galleries, the thickness of the wall allows for furniture and installations wiuthin the wall itself. The patio provides calm, shade
The aim in reviving this structure was to provide a vital asset for Marseille, to welcome visitors and provide a suitable venue for conventions, cultural events and festivals in the city. The interior patio serves as a shady terrace that, in winter, extends into the area provided by the glass wall with the bar and meeting rooms along the side.
REFINEMENT AT ITS BEST
The absolute immensity of the place, often attained by removing half levels that were added over time, gives visitors a sense of fascination and a feeling of continuous discovery. From monumental staircases to vaulted passageways, from rooms of extraordinary size to gardens overlooking the city, the architecture of this building changes from history to extravagance, providing a unique oppor tunity to experience the very essence of Marseille in every room, wall and stone.
Anthony Béchu Architect with the AAAB agency A graduate of the Academy of History and Conservation of Historic Monuments, Anthony-Emmanuel Béchu has been a DPLG architect since 1976. Director of the American Art Schools in Fontainebleau, he is a professor at the Special Institute for Public Works in Paris. A member of the Academy of Technologies and the Academy of Fine Arts, his work distinguishes itself by his large-scale international architectural and urban design operations, especially in Paris with the rehabilitation of the Edward the 7th islet in the Opera neighbourhood, the Madeleine-Cambon islet, and the Vendôme-Capucines islet, as well as the installation of eco-cities in China. Passionate for history and archaeology, through urban design projects, repurposing of ancient centres, renovation of buildings, and contemporary architecture, his principal objective is to unify histories while implementing strategies that address current problems, and to restore roots to the places and to the people that have lost them. Mindful of the need to build for sustainable development and following the lead of the Grenelle environmental accords, he optimizes HQE design, Lead, in all his projects: urban improvement, infrastructure, urban design, and construction. He also brings his passion to a number of cultural projects: the Edward the 7th Theatre, the Winter Circus, the Theatre of the Three Baudets, and the renaissance of the legendary Olympia Music Hall! The A. Béchu architectural agency has designed corporate headquarters like Dassault Aviation, Chanel, HSBC Champs Elysées, many residential buildings, hotels, the famous CELAP University in Pudong (Shanhai) and the future cinema city in Tsingtao.The firm is active in Asia, in China,Vietnam, Mongolia, in the Middle East, in Qatar, Iraq, the Lebanon, and in Eastern Europe, in Russia, Poland, Romania, and in Africa, in Senegal and Ivory Coast.
“This is first and foremost an urban design project. The hospital had closed off its properties to the city. It was important to reopen the site to the city. The “Panier” neighborhood is once again accessible. The Hôtel-Dieu is now on display along with its architectural heritage here in the Vieux-Port.” Anthony Béchu
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: MINERAL BEAUTY LOBBY The Mediterranean is constantly evoked by the the mineral expression of the city and its Calanques: in ceramic fish sculptures and the combed sandlike carpets.
Crossing the threshold into a space designed by Jean-Philippe, like the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu, is to experience a space in total harmony with its environment. You sense that every detail in the decorative elements, from the light to the colour, has been selected according to a procedure that follows “concentric circles”, from Marseille, to Provence, and then extends to all of France, but that’s not all… You also understand that all of the elements, both visible and invisible, of the decor and the interior architecture are notes in a sophisticated composition, which is none other than the atmosphere exuded by the site itself. When you enter this hotel, you will feel the heart of the city of Marseille beating in every element, no matter how slight. Each of your senses will feel harmony with the city and everything it represents.
Admire the work of master glassmaker Bernard Pictet; works that reflect the sparkling sea. Sculpted glass panels strategically positioned with regard to the entrance (imaginary windows overlooking the sea , drawing the gaze afar) and the glass ceiling with its view up toward the façade of the Hôtel-Dieu. The stone and slate tones echo the range of colours from the city, Notre- Dame de la Garde Basilica and the La Major Cathedral.
GASTRONOMIC RESTAURANT «ALCYONE» Created by the Béchu Agency and located on the East wing, the gastronomic restaurant has all the decorative characteristics associated with gastronomy. Decorated in warm, intimate tones where beige and brown predominate.
ROOMS & SUITES The decoration of the rooms and suites evokes both the the history of the place (retro style bathtubs and embroidered throws) and the refinement offered, (bathrooms that open onto the guest rooms, mirrors, and full length living walls).
BRASSERIE «LES FENÊTRES» A traditional French brasserie would not have sufficed. Bench seats, the glass and mirrors, Place this in the centre of a contemporary interpretation, giving the whole place a cer tain intimacy. A unique contrast is achieved by the parallel juxtaposition of the restored historical wall and the modern wall symbolized by the glass.
THE «CAPIAN BAR» History is expressed in the 18th century paintings that represent the Bay of Marseille, in the colour blue that is traditional to Marseille used for the seating. The bar and brasserie extend out to the terrace with its superb view over the “Vieux-Por t” and Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica.
The interior design combines 5 star luxury and the character of this unique setting. The city of Marseille and the Mediterranean sea inspired the distinctive flair and subtlety found here that still retains its inherent character. The decoration is the very essence of Marseille and Provence, in a truly typical setting full of the history of the city and the surrounding region.
JEAN-PHILIPPE NUEL Architect and interior Designer Jean-Philippe Nuel’s creativity stems from his personal story. Born to a family of architects, he studied Les Beaux Ar ts in Paris before taking par t in a number of competitions (he won one presided by Kenzo Tange) that allowed him to become an undeniable force in the field of hotel design. Here he found an outlet for his creativity. With each new project, he refined the ar t of creating a new generation of hotels and luxury resor ts, where the guestis never overawed by ostentation or impersonal decoration. According to Jean-Philippe Nuel, the creativity within the hotel industry “anchors his roots in the reality of each project, making him a magician and an interpreter of the dreams that are within reach of every client.” Like a stage director, Jean-Philippe Nuel breathes life into the places he designs, giving the setting a distinct personality that will be a par t of the city or region in which it is constructed.
rooms : 72 WITH A VIEW OF THE “VIEUX-PORT”, 33 with private terraces.
suites : 15 Junior suites, 6 Prestige suites, 1 Presidential suite.
pRESIDENTIAL SUITE WITH PRIVATE TERRACE
Many of the rooms and suites enjoy views of the “Vieux-Port”and NotreDame de la Garde.
ROOMS & SUITES, COMBINing prestige AND TRADITION ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN
The range of wood in a palette of gray tones evokes sun-bleached driftwood
Composed of two areas that blend easily into one another : the bedroom and the bathroom. Guests can adjust the setting and make the room their own according to personal choice. The rooms are in anthracite and pale stone tones in harmony with the hotel’s overall colour scheme. The white leather headboard is reminiscent of ancient times, old yet new and a bedspread embroidered in a design inspired by the traditions of Provence.
RANGE OF AVAILABLE IN-ROOM SERVICES
Shutters that open and close off the bathroom at will evoke the traditional façades throughout the city. Natural daylight in the bathroom gives the impression of greater space. The enamelled lava wash basin echoes the design of the tiles, inspired by the traditional Barcelona tiles with their delicate inset designs redolent of the traces of time and ancient craftsmanship. The traditional enamelled cast iron bathtub is yet another reference to the past in an unending dialogue with the modernity of its design. In some rooms the terrace extends the floor space, creating an outdoor sitting room, where the view over the city of Marseille is absolutely unique. The wall across from the bed is fitted in wood with nooks and wardrobes that subtly offer all the necessary functions, while creating a sense of depth and width that gives the room its unique character. It’s an “living wall”. The central niche houses a sofa that gives the room a home-like feel unlike any traditional hotel room.
All high-class hotel services are available in your room or suite. These include Smar t TV, WIFI access, newspapers delivered to the room each morning(premium), room service, on-demand films, sound system, roomy, comfor table bathtub, large desk, etc.
SUPERB VIEWS In addition to the services provided, the magnificent views from the windows or private terraces of the rooms and suites must be seen to bebelieved. Revel in the incessant beauty of Marseille. Delight in the views of the “Vieux-Por t”, the historical and cultural centre of this city that teems with life, not forgetting Notre-Dame de la Garde, standing watch over Marseille and its inhabitants and a veritable symbol of this city for all.
Madelijn Vervoord General Manager of InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu.
From 1990 to 2003, Madelijn Vervoord worked for the very best hotels. After a promising start in New York, she moved to Paris in 1992 working in hotels like the Golden Tulip St Honoré before joining the InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel in October 2003. Madelijn successively managed several operational departments prior to her promotion to the position of Hotel Manager in 2008. In 2012, she was nominated General Manager of the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu. Her objective is obvious: promote customer services and thus prove that a large structure can also provide excellent and personalized service. For Madelijn, being part in this revolution here in Marseille is extraordinary: « In ten years, I will be able to say that I was part of a whole change. It’s really thrilling. This is such a dynamic city! »
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Marseille starred chef, Lionel Lévy bar
brasserie GASTRONOMIC restaurant
guests: the capacity of the terrace
SEAT OCCUPANCY IN “LES FENÊTRES” BRASSERIE
setting for in the gastronomic restaurant “alcyone”
MEDITERRANEAN FLAVOURS AND SAVOURS THE CAPIAN BAR
A favourite haunt in Marseille
Mediterranean gastronomy at its best
With its chic, contemporary decor, Le Capian is a favourite in Marseille.
The gastronomic restaurant “Alcyone” is a very special Venue for those who to enjoy Mediterranean gastronomy. With its perfect balance of refinement and genuine flavours. Discover the harmonious textures from the very hear t of the Mediterranean. Each of the culinary creations tells a tale of the Sea and the results are incomparable thanks to to the quality of the fresh regional produce and the perfect mastery of the Chef and his staff. The cuisine finds its inspiration in the local, natural agricultural resources, allowing for creative menus that change not just with every new season, but on the whim of the mistral wind, the day’s catch or the warmth of the southern sun. Every day the chef works magic in his kitchen by mixing bold flavours and surprising savours to astonish the senses and enchant diners with every mouthful.
Here international visitors and locals meet over delicious cocktails, from timeless classics to original creations, which you can enjoy inside or on the imposing 750m2 terrace that overlooks the “VieuxPor t”. Discover the luxuriously cozy atmosphere and enjoy the subtle blend of music, the ar ts, and high society!
LES FENÊTRES BRASSERIE A wide range of savours Les Fenêtres Brasserie is the perfect place to enjoy a wide variety of dishes, from classic favourites to typical Mediterranean cuisine. Make yourself at home here on the comfor table bench seats and relax in the friendly atmosphere of a traditional brasserie. Les Fenêtres Brasserie also features inventive design, a skillful blend of glass and mirrors provide a delightful harmony of lively energy and a sociable ambiance to this restaurant. This is not just about cooking food! The aim is to ensure that all dishes have one thing in common, that is “the true identity of Marseille and the Mediterranean”, according to Chef Lionel Levy.
LIONEL LEVY: THE ART OF COOKING NATURE’S BOUNTY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Recognized as a leader of modern and creative Marseille-style gourmet cooking, Lionel Levy learned his craft from world-renowned chefs such as Éric Fréchon and Alain Ducasse. An ardent lover of Marseille, he has lived here for 13 years, and it is here he learned, to perfection, the ar t of cooking what the Mediterranean region has to offer. His mastery is acknowledged by his peers since he was awarded a Michelin star in 2005. Inventive, curious, and continuously seeking new ideas, his gourmet cuisine is a true homage to the splendor of the ingredients, the abundance of vegetables and Mother Nature herself in the Mediterranean.
: the total surface area of the Clarins Spa AN INDOOR POOL
saunas, including one Infra red 2 hammans TREATMENT BOOTHS INCLUDING ONE DOUBLE VIP BOOTH WITH JACUZZI AND PRIVATE TERRACE
Care of mind and body THE SPA, A QUIET HAVEN
THE SAUNAS AND STEAM BATHS
The first Spa by Clarins in Marseille and the first partnership of the famous cosmetic brand with the InterContinental hotel in France, this Spa is a real first!
The two saunas, one of which is infra-red, allow you to remove tension, stimulate blood flow, relax your muscles and even eliminate fatigue in the soothing dry heat with no humidity or steam.
1,000 m2 of pure leisure, 6 treatment booths, a pool, 2 saunas, steam baths and a relaxation room with a terrace overlooking the “Vieux-Port”, the Spa is an ideal location to enjoy a relaxing experience for both mind and body.
A POOL THAT IS CHARACTERISTIC OF MARSEILLE Perfectly secluded and protected from public view and from the harsh rays of the sun, in infinitely peaceful surroundings, you will be lulled by the soft rhythm of the water dropping onto the smooth surface of the pool. This is no ordinary hotel pool. This is the very heart of Provence. Imagine the traditional lavoirs, the local places for washing clothes, the perimeter with its pale local stones, the quality of the mineral surface and the direct proximity of the building with its sober, massive dimensions. The intimate space as the Here all is secluded, out of sight of passersby. On the western side is a wall and to the east an exterior passageway a barrier that blocks the sun. The design is an alliance of the old and the refined Based on the traditional lavoir, the pool is bordered on one side by a stone wall from which water gently flows. This wall is the theatre for the perpetually moving water that feeds the pool.
The temperatures that vary between 40 and 60°C offer peace and tranquility, where you can relax and recuperate, amid soothing tones.
THE FITNESS CENTRE The fitness centre can be found on the second floor to the front of the western wing of the building. Open on three sides and featuring large French doors, it boasts ever-present light and has an outstanding view of the Hôtel-Dieu and the “Vieux-Port”. Not an ordinary fitness centre! This one offers, on the one hand, an invitingly comfortable atmosphere a “home from home” feeling of wellbeing”, but, contrastingly, on the other hand, provides all the functional elements generally associated with sports centres. The equipment includes all the Technogym range with new innovative technology: WIFI connections and personalized touch-sensitive screens.
TREATMENT OPTIONS The Spa by Clarins features four single treatment booths, a double VIP both with jacuzzi, an inside/outside private lounge, and a floor massage booth. Face and body care is given by licensed and expert practitioners in the field of wellbeing and our experience showers offer a veritable sensorial voyage.
RANGE OF TREATMENT OPTIONS
Clarins offers a range of care and beauty treatments that remain faithful to their fundamental principle: treating the skin gently with fluid movements and even pressure, without ever causing displacement of tissue. The treatments are designed to restore the youth, radiance, harmony and purity of the skin. Body care is designed to stimulate a slim, firmed or toned silhouette.
: total SURFACE AREA OF THE MODULAR CONFERENCE CENTRE
surface area Reception Hall that can be divided into two rooms: “Les Cordelles” and “les Acoules”
people: the CAPACITY FOR A COCKTAIL RECEPTION IN “LA SALLE DES HONNEURS”
breakout (small) meeting rooms.
NEW VENUE, NEW TASTES, MARSEILLE HAS IT ALL! MEETINGS A conference centre, various meeting rooms that can be adapted to suit all types of events, personalized and aler t service…these are all integrated into what is typical of Marseille and makes the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu the perfect, new and innovative destination for all your upcoming events. To ensure that your event is a success, InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu places its full range of exper tise at your service for unified communication with the event organizers. We promise rapid confirmation of availability, clear calculation of rates and the latest technology that can be adapted to any type of event (vir tual visits and interactive conference plans available).
CONFERENCE CENTRE CONFIGURATIONS The InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu boasts a 1,000 m2 conference centre and 10 meeting rooms. On the ground floor : the conference centre includes a 400 m2 reception hall “La Salle des Honneurs” with a seating capacity for 75 to 360 guests and can host up to 440 people for a cocktail Reception. Added to this are 2 separate foyers and a cultural centre. The 400 m2 space can be divided into two separate, full meeting rooms: the Salo des Cordelles and the Salon des Acoules.
On the first floor, a fur ther 5 function rooms with private terrasses are at your disposal, offering a seating capacity for 14 and 80 guests and up to 118 people for cocktail receptions.
A TIMELESS SETTING FOR THAT VERY SPECIAL OCCASION The InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu is ideal for wedding receptions, anniversaries or formal dinner par ties. The spacious dimensions and modular technology together with the professional service we offer, make the hotel the perfect place to celebrate that very special moment in your life. Every instant here will be a timeless treasure. A singular moment in time, in a very special place, where history is all-pervading, in every wall, every object, to celebrate that extra-special moment in your life.
THE INSIDER COLLECTION EXPERIENCE «Insider Collection» is exclusive to «InterContinental Meetings.» Carefully selected experiences are designed to connect each event to its destination and offer something original. The options are numerous, with local exper tise, professional service and the guarantee of quality! INSIDER LOCATIONS: offer you outstanding locations for your event. INSIDER SPEAKERS: boost your conference with the help of a carefully selected speaker who will inspire all present and develop their knowledge of the region. INSIDER COMMUnITY: invites par ticipants to par ticipate in a project that will benefit the local community. INSIDER INTERACTIONS: offers a range of the best activities available in the region. INSIDER BREAKS: transform that coffee break into a stimulating moment of relaxation and inspiration.
FOCUS ON COGEDIM PROVENCE
st NUmber 1 property 1 Leading multi-channel property company developer in paris and in the lyon metropolitan area more than 1 000 rooms delivered in 2013 in the 4 and 5* hotels certified “nf services industry buildings – hqe procedure, hotel industry.” over 50 000 housing since 1963 ®
ABOUT ALTAREA COGEDIM ALTAREA COGEDIM, FIRST Leading multi-channel property company
Altarea Cogedim is a leading property company. As both a commercial land owner and developer, it operates in all three classes of property assets: retail, residential and offices. It has the know-how in each sector required to design, develop, commercialize and manage made-to-measure property products. By acquiring Rue du Commerce, a leader in e-commerce in France, Altarea Cogedim became the first multi-channel property company. With operations in France, Spain and Italy, Altarea Cogedim manages a shopping center portfolio of €4 billion. Listed on section A of NYSE Euronext Paris, Altarea currently has a market capitalization of €1.4 billion.
COGEDIM, property developer
COGEDIM has been developing housing programs and corporate real estate since 1963 and demonstrates its excellence in every area of the property industry, sourcing the best locations, implementing made-to-measure programmes (catering for all types of consumer markets, newly created building areas, service apartments) while respecting the highest quality standards. Their expertise has contributed to the creation of 2,5 million square meters of corporate real estate, hotel infrastructures and over 50 000 housing units in France.
COGEDIM PROVENCE is a local operator deeply ingrained in its territory
Since its creation in 2002, COGEDIM PROVENCE has seen growth in different sectors such as housing or corporate real estate. At the end of 2011, COGEDIM PROVENCE has delivered over 1,600 housing to first time buyers as well as investors. In corporate real estate the Group has worked on such major projects as : • The Euromed Centre • The extension of the Crédit Agricole headquarters in Aix-en-Provence. The 15 000 square meter project was delivered in October 2011. • And last but by no means least the recent transformation of the Marseille Hotel-Dieu into a 5-star hotel.
PRECURSOR IN HQE® HOTEL INDUSTRY REPURPOSING
The InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu is just the second HQE® hotel transformation project in France. It is totally within the framework of the Altagreen progress initiative, the Altarea Cogedim Sustainable Development initiative and the outline of the Grenelle environmental agreement. Here again, Altarea Cogedim exploits its experience and its ability in addressing environmental concerns in complex real estate operations. Today, Altarea Cogedim is the first operator in the certification of all asset classes (businesses, offices and hotels, residences).
Since its creation in 2002, Cogedim Provence has enjoyed huge growth. Essentially positioned on the residential market, the company first expanded into the Bouchesdu-Rhône region (mostly Marseille and Aix-enProvence) but also into the Western Var region. In 2005, Cogedim Provence developed its Business Real Estate in the region, winning the bid for the creation of the Euromed Centre project, in the Joliette neighbourhood of Marseille, creating a services centre of over 60,000 m2. In 2006, Cogedim Provence, AXA, and InterContinental were the winners of the competition launched by the City of Marseille to transform the former Hôtel-Dieu into a 5-star hotel. That same year, Cogedim Provence was entrusted with the extension of the headquar ters of the Crédit Agricole Alpes Provence located in Aix-en-Provence. Today, Cogedim Provence operates in both residential and business real estate industries throughout the region.
AXA REAL ESTATE AWARDS IN 2013 • Pierres d’or 2013 • “Investisseur” (Investor) of the year: Pascal Aujoux
AXA REAL ESTATE
• “Jeune Pro” (Young Professional) of the year: Carine Hu Sze Hong
REAL EXPERTS, REAL PEOPLE, REAL ESTATE AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (AXA Real Estate), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AXA Investment Managers, is the largest real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe with 45 billion euros of assets under management as at the end of December 2012. It has 140 third party institutional clients spread across the world, in addition to managing funds for 10 AXA insurance companies.
AXA REAL ESTATE AWARDS IN 2012
With over 500 real estate people operating in 22 countries, AXA Real Estate’s competitive advantage stems from its global fund management expertise combined with extensive on-the-ground deal sourcing, asset management and development execution capabilities.
• “European Debt Provider of the Year”
AXA Real Estate structures and actively manages or advises investment products, seeking wide ranging opportunities along the risk spectrum to deliver targeted returns commensurate with clients’ risk profiles, through a variety of investment strategies.These range from core to opportunistic, country-specific to geographically diversified, sector-specific to multi-sector, with the capacity to invest at all levels of the capital structure. Global growth remains a key priority and AXA Real Estate is currently expanding its presence in both the US and Asia. AUM have grown from 17 billion euros 12 years ago to 45 billion euros today.
REAL ESTATE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AXA Real Estate boasts specialised development expertise spanning five European countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. It offers clients personalised, high value added solutions for all types of assets and at every stage of the acquisition, development and management cycles. Successfully combining creativity, architectural quality, innovation and risk management, AXA Real Estate has acquired acknowledged expertise in high-end real estate development without losing sight of the environmental issues associated with the design and future operation of buildings.This expertise includes projects to restructure historic monuments and convert them into buildings that meet today’s needs, such as the head office of the AXA Group and the Vendôme Saint Honoré building in Paris.
• PERE Awards 2012
INREV / ANREV FUND MANAGERS SURVEY 2012 • 1st Pan-European real estate asset manager (published in July 2012, based on the asset under management as at the 31st of December 2011) PROPERTYEU ANNUAL RANKING 2012 • 1st place – Top investors by acquisition volume in Europe in 2011 PROPERTY FUNDS RESEARCH / IREI 2012 • 1st real estate fund manager in Europe • 2nd globally in terms of discretionary segregated mandates under management EUROMONEY REAL ESTATE AWARDS 2012 • 1st place for the Investment Managers category
Over the last 10 years, working for development funds and its clients, AXA Real Estate has successfully developed nearly 250 projects in six European countries for a total of more than 8 billion euros.These include the Tour First at La Défense, the tallest skyscraper in France which opened in May 2011, and the head offices of Aviva and IBM in Bois Colombes, Philips in Suresnes, Canal Plus in Issy-les-Moulineaux and Sanofi in Paris.
• In Western Europe, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom
Our portfolio of projects in development includes 100,000 m² of residential and office space at Pont d’Issy in the Paris area, the future 30,000 m² head office building for Coface in Bois Colombes and the Sixty London development with nearly 20,000 m² of office space in the City of London.
– Worldwide and in Switzerland
• 2nd place for the Investment Managers category
AXA REAL ESTATE Cœur Défense – Tour B – La Défense 4 100, esplanade du Général de Gaulle 92932 Paris La Défense Cedex www.axa-realestate.com
FOCUS ON THE CONCIERGE VIDEOS InterContinental is the first hotel chain in the world to post videos, produced by the concierge teams, on the Internet.
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They guide guests in discovering local areas with their hidden treasures, thanks to their inside knowledge. They know the stop-offs, the unusual attractions that are generally known only to locals, the city for them holds no secrets, the history of the neighbourhood is at their finger tips and they can regale you with traditions, legends, and more.
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INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS & Resorts The first genuine international hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is located in more than 60 countries and possesses local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts knows that simple luxury service and outstanding amenities are important, but what makes us different is the sincere interest we have in our guests’ satisfaction. At InterContinental each and every staff member is there to ensure that guests derive the greatest possible enjoyment from their stay with us.
Guests are invited to contact the concierge to help plan their stay, for interactive maps, practical information sheets, travel itineraries and presentation videos. www.intercontinentalvideo.com
Each day we share our knowledge and offer our guests advice on the most interesting attractions available so they can enjoy an experience that will enrich their view of the world.
Intercontinental Hotels corporation was founded by Pan American World Airlines in 1946. The first Intercontinental hotel opened in 1949 in Belem, Brazil.
During the Cannes Film Festival in 1955 Grace Kelly met His Serene Highness (HSH) Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts was the first international hotel company to open a property in the Middle East – in 1961 InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut opened in Lebanon.
In 1973 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts opened its first hotel in the USA – InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco.
During the 1980s 70 InterContinental hotels opened the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel in France, InterContinental The Willard Washington DC in the U.S., and the Grand InterContinental Seoul in South Korea
in 2008 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts opened the InterContinental Beijing Beichen and the InterContinental Qingdao in China – to celebrate the 2008 Olympic Games.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts continues to grow all across the globe.
In 1994 a joint venture was signed with the Presidente Group of hotels and six Presidente InterContinental hotels and resorts were opened throughout Mexico.
LIST OF ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
INVESTOR: AXA REAL ESTATE www.axa-realestate.com
DEVELOPER: ALTAREA COGEDIM www.altareacogedim.com
operator: INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP www.ihg.com
BUILDER: EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION PROVENCE www.eiffageconstruction.com
ARCHITECTS: AAA BÉCHU AGENCY & TANGRAM ARCHITECTS www.anthonybechu.com – www.tangram-architectes.com
INTERIOR DESIGNERS: JEAN-PHILIPPE NUEL, VOLUME ABC & TANGRAM ARCHITECTES www.jeanphilippenuel.com – www.volumeabc.com – www.tangram-architectes.com
ALTAREA COGEDIM Nathalie BARDIN Director of Group Communication [email protected] Tel. +33 (0)1 56 26 25 36 / +33 (0)6 85 26 15 29 Agence côté Jardat – Valérie JARDAT [email protected] Tel. +33 (0)1 41 05 94 10
Photos credits : Philippe Conti, Éric Cuvillier
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