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Hotels in France - July 2015

Hotels in France - July 2015

“The French hotel sector has been in the doldrums for some years, but now the outlook is brightening. After years of deep recession and deflation, the Eurozone economy, including that of France, has finally entered into a phase of tentative recovery, which should gather strength going forward. The weakening Euro against the currencies of France’s important source markets including the Pound, the Dollar and the Swiss Franc, should stimulate demand for inbound tourism. The growing population of over-50s is a potentially lucrative market for French hotels.”

- Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

What has been the recent performance of the French hotel sector nationwide and in Paris?
What are the issues and trends regarding distribution channels?
What is the breakdown of French hotel capacity by region and by grade?
What is the capacity of the major chains and consortia present in France?
What are the major recent hotel developments and outlook for the sector?


INTRODUCTION
DATA SOURCES
OVERVIEW
SPENDING ON TRAVEL AND TOURISM
Figure 1: Spending on travel & tourism in France, 2014 & 2025
TOURISM ARRIVALS
Figure 2: Tourist arrivals* in France, 2007-18
Figure 3: Tourist arrivals* in France with breakdown between domestic & incoming tourists, 2006-13
CAPACITY AND OVERNIGHTS BY GRADE
Figure 4: Hotel rooms & occupancy, by grade, 2014
SEASONALITY
Figure 5: Hotel overnights, by month, 2010-14
SOURCE MARKETS
Figure 6: Arrivals & overnights in hotels, by region, with breakdown between domestic & foreign, 2013
Country and regional source markets
Figure 7: Hotel arrivals & overnights, by country/regional source market, 2013
ACCOMMODATION CAPACITY
TOTAL TRANSIENT LODGING CAPACITY
Figure 8: Trend in French transient accommodation* (number of establishments), 2006-13
HOTEL CAPACITY
Figure 9: Hotel capacity* in France, by region & overnights, 2014
Hotels by grade and type
Figure 10: Hotels, by region, according to grade, type (independent/chain) & type of location at 31/12/2013
HOTEL PERFORMANCE
SOME SEGMENTS AND REGIONS DID BETTER…
A REBOUND SO FAR IN 2015
TREND IN GROUP BUSINESS
Different expectations according to type of group
Seniors a particularly demanding segment
Group business slowing down
Figure 11: “What has been the trend in the share of group business these last years?”, 2015
Impact of terrorist attacks
DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
PARTIAL CONCESSIONS WRUNG FROM BOOKING.COM
Booking.com’s concessions
Majority of hoteliers dissatisfied
Figure 12: “Do you consider the promises made by Booking.com sufficient?”, 2015
ONGOING INVESTIGATION OF EXPEDIA
‘MACRON LAW’ VOTED
ACCOR BUYS FASTBOOKING
CHAIN PENETRATION
Figure 13: Chain penetration (hotels & rooms) by region, 2013
THE HOTEL MARKET IN PARIS
RECENT PERFORMANCE
Figure 14: Hotel performance in Paris, April 2014 & 2015
Figure 15: Hotel performance in Paris, calendar year-to-date, April 2014 & 2015
Figure 16: Hotel performance in Paris, 12 months ending in April 2014 & 2015
NEW AND REFURBISHED LUXURY HOTELS ENTER THE MARKET
A TARGET FOR INVESTORS
Recent hotel property transactions in Paris
HOTEL GROUPS IN FRANCE
Figure 17: Leading hotel chains & consortia in France (number of hotels), 2009-13
VOLUNTARY CHAINS UNDER PRESSURE
Internet replacing the chains?
LOGIS INTERNATIONAL
Classification of hotels
Figure 18: Logis International's affiliated hotels by classification, January 2014
Loyalty scheme
ACCOR
Accor’s French hotel portfolio by brand
Figure 19: Accor's hotel portfolio in France, by brand, at 31 December 2014
Accor’s French hotel portfolio by asset management structure
Figure 20: Asset management structure of Accor’s French hotel portfolio, 31 December 2014
2014 performance
Figure 21: Trend in Accor's revenue in its French operations, by operating division, 2013-14
Figure 22: Performance of Accor’s French hotel portfolio, by segment & asset management structure, 2014 .. 31
LOUVRE HOTELS
Louvre now belongs to the Chinese
Geographical breakdown
Figure 23: Geographical dispersion of Louvre’s hotel portfolio, 2015
Brands
Figure 24: Louvre Hotel Group’s portfolio, by brand, 2015
Louvre’s French portfolio
Figure 25: Louvre’s French portfolio, by brand, 1 March 2015
Première Classe expands in Germany
Five new Golden Tulip hotels in France in 2014
CHÂTEAUX & HÔTELS COLLECTION
Figure 26: Châteaux & Hôtels Collection’s hotels & restaurants, by region in France, 2015
BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL FRANCE
Hotel owner profile
Sub-brand breakdown
Figure 27: Best Western’s French hotels, by sub-brand, 2014
Technological developments
Upgraded Property Management Systems (PMSs)
Strategic partnerships
Distribution
INTER-HOTEL
CONTACT HOTEL
HOTUSA HOTELES
CITÔTEL
Distribution
L’HOTELLERIE FAMILIALE
OTHER MAJOR CHAINS
B & B Hotels
Figure 28: Growth of B & B hotel rooms in France, 2009-14
Cost to become a B & B franchisee
B & B’s loyalty scheme
Carlson Rezidor
Choice Hotels
Figure 29: Choice’s French portfolio, by brand, 31 December 2014
Choice brands
Disney Hotels
Four Seasons
Four Seasons returns to the south of France
Hilton
Hyatt
IHG
Marriott
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham
FONCIÈRE DES MURS FRANCE’S BIGGEST HOTEL OWNER
Hotel portfolio
Figure 30: Foncière des Murs’ hotel portfolio, 31 December 2014
Ownership
WHAT NEXT?
IMPROVING MACRO OUTLOOK
Growth rebounding in Europe
Figure 31: Real GDP growth in %, 2014-16
Weak Euro to lift inbound market
Figure 32: Outlook for Euro exchange rate against diverse currencies, 2015
AGEING OF THE POPULATION A PLUS FOR HOTELS
FRANCE TO HOST UEFA EURO 2016
PARIS TRIES (AGAIN) FOR THE 2024 OLYMPICS
INDEX TO TRAVEL & TOURISM ANALYST
Index grouped by geographic area
INDEX TO TTI DESTINATION REPORTS
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SPECIAL REPORTS INDEX
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