New era of Crowne Plaza continues with Crowne Plaza Paris ·

New era of Crowne Plaza continues with Crowne Plaza Paris

Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts unveils its new public space design for the first time in Europe at Crowne Plaza® Paris – Republique. The transformed lobby and public spaces, called ‘Plaza Workspace,’ mark the future direction for the brand globally.

‘Plaza Workspace’ represents the latest innovation in the brand’s flagship strategy, with a global vision to build hotels of the future. The flagship model is inspired by the continued guest demand for flexible spaces and changing attitudes and behaviours of the modern traveller, leaning on design aspects that move guests seamlessly between work time and downtime.

In Australia, three new-build hotels represent the most significant milestone in the brand’s journey locally, with Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour, Crowne Plaza Adelaide and Crowne Plaza Hobart, opening early 2020. The brand’s transition toward flexible, modern design is further strengthened with investments across the estate, including Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley and Crowne Plaza Melbourne.

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific has unveiled phase one of its refurbishment with all-new conferencing facilities, including significant upgrades to technology for guests. The installation of ‘e-concierge’ offers superior support to meeting coordinators, while access to Encore meeting enhancements such as the Cumulus Event app allow event planners to instantly and easily share event information with delegates. Similarly, design upgrades to Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley will see its guest rooms reimagined with open plan settings, new Chromecast technology and design-led bathrooms.

Welcome Plaza Workspace at Crowne Plaza Paris Republiqu

The newly launched spaces at Crowne Plaza® Paris – Republique have been designed in collaboration with leading global design studio Conran + Partners. The hotel has maintained its unique nineteenth-century architectural features, whilst re-thinking its public spaces, approach to guest service, and food and drink offering to ensure it meets the needs of today’s society, who are blurring the lines between business and leisure.

Plaza Workspace is an entirely new take on the traditional hotel lobby space, offering inspiring surroundings where hotel guests and locals can feel comfortable to do some work, enjoy a coffee over a business meeting or socialise with friends. Throughout Plaza Workspace there is an abundance of access to power, wireless phone chargers integrated in the tables, and access to high-speed Wi-Fi, designed to answer the growing trend in flexible work and life preferences, and people’s desire to work from anywhere.

The modern, design-led spaces have been crafted to be suitable for solo work, team huddles or meetings with friends, as well as offering noise-reducing booths for more private meetings. The new designs also include a bookable-by-the-hour Studio which offers a more relaxed approach to meetings, moving away from the typical hotel boardroom.

Alongside the newly designed spaces, the Crowne Plaza brand has challenged the preconceptions of hotel food, and developed a new food and drink offering that fits with the preferences of today’s travellers and locals. The food and drink philosophy is intended to welcome guests at any time of day, offering dishes that reflect modern lifestyles. The menu focusses on natural plant-based ingredients with dishes designed to be restorative and inspirational. Power up items, such as matcha, chia and kombucha will be offered at the start of the day and sleep-inducing components like Jersey Milk with valerian feature towards the end, to ensure guests start and end their day right.

Libby Escolme, Global Vice President, Crowne Plaza, commented: “I have always loved travel and staying at an inspiring hotel is often why I am excited about a business trip. Today’s traveller, like me, wants to stay somewhere that inspires them, where design creates great spaces that work well. We have worked with Conran + Partners, a best-in-class design firm, and I feel genuinely excited about how our new hotel spaces will enhance a guest’s stay with us. It is also critical we have the food and drinks guests expect and deserve. Personally, if I can’t enjoy a great salad for dinner or a fabulous latte in the morning, I don’t feel ready for the work I need to do.”

The completion of Plaza Workspace at Crowne Plaza Paris – Republique is the latest milestone in the brand’s flagship strategy. Five other Crowne Plaza showcase hotels in the U.S., Europe and China will launch by early 2020, bringing new designs and innovations to life.

These include:

·        Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia (reopened in April 2019)

·        Crowne Plaza Hamburg – City Alster (opening Autumn 2019)

·        Crowne Plaza Wuzhen (opening late 2019)

·        Crowne Plaza Shenzhen WECC (opening late 2019)

·        Crowne Plaza London – Heathrow (opening early 2020)

The Crowne Plaza brand continues to grow around the world with more than 500 hotel properties currently open or in the pipeline.*

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