Last updated on November 23, 2022
France is one of Europe’s leading political, economic, and commercial powerhouses. It is second only to Germany in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the World Bank. So, it should come as no surprise that it welcomes millions of business travellers each year.
If you’re planning a business trip across the Channel, your choice of accommodation is a critical one to get right. It’ll be your home from home – not to mention a place where you’ll spend a lot of time when you’re not at meetings, conferences, or networking events.
At a time of economic squeeze too, you’ll want to make sure you get value for money from your choice. And here are just a few of the hotels that deliver on all the important factors.
Hotel Malte – Astotel (Paris)
Of course, Paris is home to some of the very best value business hotels that France has to offer. The Hotel Malte holds the rather enviable position of being TripAdvisor’s top-rated Paris hotel as of November 2022. One of its stand-out business credentials is its strong WiFi availability across the property – perfect for video calls, remote working, or spread betting the financial markets.
La Maison Favart (Paris)
Yet another Parisian property with full five-star TripAdvisor rating, La Maison Favart is located in the 2nd Arrondissement. Staff, facilities, and in-hotel services are all praised by previous guests – as is its value for money. The property is also usefully located within walking distance of some of the city’s most iconic tourist attractions if you get some spare time on your business jaunt.
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee (Nice)
Not every French business trip means a stay in the capital. For some, the attractive south coast may be your destination. Cannes, for example, is home to the world-renowned film festival and the MIPIM property conference. Or maybe Monte Carlo beckons? Either way, Nice is the perfect place to set up base as a business traveller.
The Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee has a prime waterfront location and acts as a gateway to everything the Cote d’Azur h as to offer – as well as first-class business facilities.
Hotel Cour du Corbeau Strasbourg – MGallery (Strasbourg)
Strasbourg is home to the European Parliament – one of the key decision-making institutions of the European Union. Journalists, lobbyists, and other business travellers could one day have the pleasure of staying in a hotel owned by the institution itself. For now, though, the Hotel Cour du Corbeau is an exquisite option – and that’s just for its delightful wooden architecture alone.
Once inside, guests staying on business can be sure they’ll be well looked after. Well-appointed rooms, first-rate customer service, and a hearty morning breakfast are just three reasons why.
Hotel 34B – Astotel (Paris)
Back to Paris, Hotel 34B is described as a three-star hotel – but it gets the full five stars from past guests. It evokes a typical French sense of style, which makes it one of the more unique options available to business travellers in the capital. Wi-Fi internet is free, with your in-room minibar offering free soft drinks if you need to spend time preparing a report or presentation.