The new Radisson Blu Hotel in Lyon opened 1st October 2016. The stylish and contemporary hotel, located on the upper floors of Lyon’s iconic Part-Dieu tower, known locally as “Le Crayon”, boasts breath-taking views of the city’s historical quarter, the French Alps and Mont Blanc, and marks a welcome return for the Radisson Blu brand in the city.
“We are delighted to open the Radisson Blu in Lyon, delivering a stylish, sophisticated and iconic hotel offering with great Yes I Can! service. Lyon is an important market in France and Europe, and this hotel opening superbly complements our existing portfolio of 11 Radisson Blu hotels across the country,” says Richard Moore, Area Vice President, UK, Ireland and Western Europe.
Following an investment of over EUR 40 million, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lyon provides the ideal place to stay for guests on business or leisure. Close to the shopping and business district, the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of great transport links, including the TGV Part-Dieu train station just 300m away, and is next door to the La Part-Dieu Shopping Mall.
Upon entering the lobby, guests are welcomed by a striking, 18-meter-high light installation, showcasing a stunning atrium under the building’s glass roof. All 245 stylish and modern guest rooms offer superb panoramic views of the city, and provide all of the comforts and technology a guest could need, including free high-speed, wireless Internet. The décor is neutral with color splashes of violet or saffron; and as a tribute to the history and heritage of the city of Lyon – every room includes a specially woven framed silk.
Celest Bar & Restaurant reinvents the dining experience. Influenced by a nomadic spirit, the restaurant offers a “cuisine du voyage”, inspired by international flavors. The restaurant’s seasonal menu, based on fine local products, offers a range of signature dishes, served creatively. Located in the hotel’s atrium, Celest® Food Shop offers a range of balanced snacking to eat-in or take-away.
The hotel’s meeting space is located on the 32nd floor, benefitting from natural daylight throughout, stunning 360 degree views, and high-tech equipment. The 11 flexible meeting rooms, spread over 500 sqm can be customized to welcome groups of up to 350 guests for any meetings, conferences or private events.
The hotel’s central location provides easy access to Lyon’s historical quarter (the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Lyon) as well as the Fourvière Basilica, the antique theatre, the Croix-Rousse hill or the banks of the Rhône. Furthermore, the French Alps or the Beaujolais vineyards are close enough for exciting day trips.