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Where to Stay in Paris for Business Travelers

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Paris for Business Travelers

Paris is the capital and largest city in France.

The French capital is renowned as one of the most important tourist destinations in the world thanks to its amazing sights, world-class museums, and excellent gastronomy.

But Paris is not only about sightseeing; the French capital is also a top-rated business destination in Europe and the world.

Paris has one of the highest concentrations of large companies in the world, including oil companies, investment banks, big fashion names, TV channels, hotel chains, and technology companies.

Paris is also home to a growing number of start-ups and the European headquarters for many international businesses. After all, the French Capital is the largest metropolitan area in the European Union, and as such it’s one of the main points of entry to the EU Single Market and the Eurozone.

Paris has two international airports, Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is one of the main airports in Europe and home to France’s premier airline, Air France. As such it is one of the gateways to Europe. See accommodation near CDG.

Paris-Orly (ORY) is a smaller airport located south of Paris. It serves many domestic, European and North-African destinations. See accommodation near ORY

The La Défense district is home to most office buildings and skyscrapers in town.

The French capital is also a trade fair and congress powerhouse. Over 1,600 events are organized in Paris each year, including 420 trade shows open to the general public.

Public Transport in Paris is extensive and reaches pretty much every corner of the city. It consists mainly of metro lines, commuter trains, and buses. Taxis are widely available in most districts and car rental companies have branches at the airport, around the city’s main stations, and in the La Défense district.

Some of Paris’s top business landmarks include the Tour Montparnasse. Some of the large companies headquartered in the Paris Metropolitan Area include AXA, BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, Carrefour, Engie, Electricité de France and Peugeot Citroën.

Where to Stay in Paris for Business

Best Areas to Stay in Paris for Business Travelers

The best areas to stay in Paris for business include:

  1. La Défense: It’s a modern business district located west of Paris. It was conceived as an extension of the “historical axis” that begins in the Louvre and continues through the Place de la Concorde, Avenue des Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, up to Arc de la Défense or Grande Arche. See accommodation in La Défense.
  2. Bourse de Paris Business District: It is located in the very heart of Paris. It was the French capital’s financial district before the creation of La Défense. This central area is still home to several local and international companies, as well as the Parisian Stock Exchange. It is also a great area to stay in Paris if you want the perfect combination of business and leisure. See accommodation in Bourse de Paris Business District.
  3. 8th arrondissement: The 8th arrondissement of Paris is widely known as the most central business district of Paris. It holds over 33,000 businesses in various industries (trade, services, real estate, banks etc.). See accommodation in the 8th arrondissement.
  4. Opéra: Also known as 9th arrondissement, Opéra is home a great number of businesses (entertainment, press, environment, distribution, food industry, internet etc.). This business district of Paris is also the place where the famous Galeries Lafayettes stores and their head office can be found. See accommodation in Opéra.

The Best Business Hotels in Paris

Paris has a well-earned reputation as one of the premier business destinations in Europe and the world. There are many business-oriented hotels in the central districts of Paris. However, you will find a better quality-over-price ratio in La Défense.

These are some of the best business hotels in Paris.

1. citizenM Paris La Défense

Midrange Business Hotel

CitizenM Paris La Défense offers luxurious accommodation with large living rooms, meeting spaces and a 24-hour fully stocked bar.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Paris for Business

The property is set in Nanterre, 300 m from the Grand Arche de la Défense and the Quatre Temps Shopping Center. Free high-speed WiFi is available throughout the property.

Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and charges may be applicable.

This hotel offers iPads and free WiFi.

AXA France Headquarter is 0.24 mi away. La Défense Metro and RER Train Station is 0.5 mi away and provides direct access to Paris. U Arena can be found a few steps away. The nearest airport is Paris – Orly Airport, 26 km from citizenM Paris La Défense.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Air-conditioned and soundproofed, every room at this hotel is equipped with an extra large bed with luxurious bed linen. It also offers a power rain shower, a flat-screen TV, a minibar with complimentary water and an iPad that controls the entire room. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer.

The Champs Elysées is a 15-minute journey on public transport from citizenM Paris La Défense.

2. Pullman Paris La Défense

Luxury Business Hotel

Pullman Paris La Défense is a 5* hotel situated in La Défense business district.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Paris for Business

Pullman Paris La Défence is located opposite the CNIT and Grande Arche. Provided with private parking, it is just a 2-minute from the Quatre Temps Shopping Centre, which is open 7/7. The U Arena is located 0.7 mi (1 km) away from the hotel.

Several types of breakfast can be enjoyed every morning before work or sightseeing, including a full buffet breakfast, as well as Asian and gluten-free options. Breakfast is served from 06:30 to 10:00 from Monday to Friday and until 11:00 on weekends. Authentic cuisine adapted to your taste are also available in the restaurant. The Quinte & Sens Restaurant serves international cuisine and drinks are proposed in the bar.

Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 25 per day.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

The contemporary guest rooms include fiber-optic internet access free of charge and a flat-screen TV with international channel. Guests will find 2 complimentary bottles of water in the minibar and free toiletries are provided in the private bathrooms.

Additional facilities at Pullman Paris La Défense include a fitness center (open 24 hours a day) with a hammam. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The Champs-Elysées is 10 minutes away by metro.

3. Residhome Courbevoie La Défense

Midrange Business Hotel

This Residhome is located in Courbevoie, just a 15-minute walk from La Défense business district and 1 km from the Parc du Millénaire in Paris.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Paris for Business

An American breakfast is served daily and guests can relax in the adjoining garden. Residhome Courbevoie La Défense also provides a 24-hour reception.

Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 15 per day.

Residhome Courbevoie La Défense provides free WiFi in all areas and it’s free of charge.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Each studio at the Residhome Courbevoie La Défense has a living room with an LCD satellite TV and a fully equipped kitchen. Most of the studios have a balcony or a terrace.

4. Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

Luxury Business Hotel

Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile, formerly the renowned Hotel Concorde La Fayette, is 1 mi (1.5 km) from both the Arc de Triomphe and the famous Champs Elysées.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Paris for Business

This hotel is connected to the Palais des Congrès and La Defense business district is only 5 minutes away by Metro. A 24-hour concierge, currency exchange and a business center are among the additional services. Porte Maillot Metro Station is an 8-minute walk away and the airport bus shuttles to Charles de Gaulle Airport are located right outside the hotel.

The MAYO restaurant in the lobby of the hotel welcomes guests and offers a menu of seasonal cuisine and local products.

Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile provides a business center and rooms for meetings or banquets.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

The designer guest rooms each include a desk, cable TV, air conditioning and a safe. All rooms at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile offers views over the Paris. Deluxe bath products are provided in the private bathrooms.

The property also offers a fitness center.

5. Generator Paris

Budget Business Hotel

Generator Paris is a designer hostel located in the lively 10th district in Paris.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Paris for Business

Free WiFi access is available and it features a stylish lounge area with games room. You can enjoy locally inspired dishes at the on-site Café Fabien and listen to DJs music while having a drink from the bar.

A continental breakfast is prepared every morning at this hostel. You will also find a 24-hour front desk, a laundry room and a terrace as well as the shared lounge, which is decorated in a North African design.

Free WiFi is provided in all areas.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Each of the contemporary rooms here provide air conditioning, bed linen and a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms also offer a private terrace.

Rooms are modern and have a very current dècor and a hip atmosphere.

Many bars, restaurants and vintage shops can be found along the Canal St Martin, just a 5-minute walk away. The hostel is 900 m from Gare de l’Est Metro Station, and it is 700 m from Buttes-Chaumont Park.

6. Hôtel Concorde Montparnasse

Midrange Business Hotel

The 4-star Hôtel Concorde Montparnasse is located on Paris’s Left Bank in Montparnasse.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Paris for Business

The ô’40 restaurant proposes modern and homemade cuisine for lunch and dinner and also serves a buffet breakfast. Its outdoor patio is open according to the weather and Le Wengé bar offers a wide variety of drinks. Hôtel Concorde Montparnasse features meeting rooms seating up to 150 attendees.

The Montparnasse Train and Metro Stations are just a 3-minute walk from the hotel (lines 4, 6, 12, 13), and several bus lines also stop there. The rue de Rennes shopping street is 0.7 mi (1 km) from the hotel and Gaité district and its theatres are 0.24 mi (400 m) away.

Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 22 per day.

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Hôtel Concorde Montparnasse’s rooms are elegant and include a flat-screen TV with cable channels, free internet access, tea and coffee making facilities and air conditioning.

Some of the west-facing rooms have a view of the Eiffel Tower. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided in the private bathrooms.

Hôtel Concorde Montparnasse offers a fitness center and massage services.

7. hotelF1 Paris Porte de Châtillon

Budget Business Hotel

Situated in the 14th district in Paris, 4 km from the Luxembourg Gardens, hotelF1 Paris Porte de Châtillon boasts air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi throughout the property.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Paris for Business

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. A buffet breakfast is served daily, with an additional cost, and vending machines are available in the lobby.

Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 25 per day.

WiFi is available in all areas and it’s free of charge.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will have access to a shared bathroom. Guests can purchase large microfibre towels at the hotel at an extra cost of EUR 3 each.

8. La Clef Tour Eiffel

Luxury Business Hotel

Located in the 16th district of Paris, La Clef Tour Eiffel is just 0.6 mi (900 m) from the Eiffel Tower and 2.5 mi (4.4 km) from Parc des Princes Stadium. Set in 2 uniquely decorated buildings the property features a landscaped garden and a fitness room.

What Makes This a Great Hotel to Stay in Paris for Business

A continental breakfast is served in the breakfast room or guests can order breakfast in their rooms. Guests can enjoy fine French cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant. Free hot drinks, juice, and pastries are served every day from 15:00 until 17:00.

A business center and meeting/banqueting facilities are also available for guests’ convenience.

With private parking on site, the hotel is only 300 m from Trocadéro Metro Station, providing access to the Champs Elysées.

Free WiFi in all areas is included.

Rooms & Leisure Facilities

The contemporary-style rooms are equipped with a minibar and a TV with cable channels. Each room has a private bathroom decorated with white marble furnishings and is equipped with complimentary toiletries and slippers. Free WiFi is available throughout the residence.

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