The Handbook
The Handbook

Pullman hotels and resorts, the luxury hotel chain, is fast becoming a brand into its own with over 80 hotels in 5 continents. By 2015-20 Pullman plans on having 150 international hotel and resorts located across the world’s major cities and prime tourist attractions. Thought and care is put into each and every detail of these 4 and 5 star hotels, from the décor where they enrolled the help of designers such as Christophe Pillet and Mathieu Lehanneur to the uniforms of the Pullman Welcomers. Quintessential Paris designer, Martine Sitbon, is currently working with Pullman to collaborate on a completely new look for staff in all Pullman hotels.

Recently the 5 Parisian hotels have undergone a refurbishment to help keep them up to date with the fierce competition around them. They have sought guidance from Lacoste on how to create clean lines in the rooms so that the rooms look fresh and unsightly wires are hidden from sight. The new modern look of the hotels are accompanied by Pullman’s commitment to artists with their new contemporary art collection from emerging and established artists like photographer Robert van der Hilst. Photographer Carole Bellaiche was also chosen to direct the hotel’s new, cosmopolitan image.

The Pullman Bercy, located a short Metro ride from the centre of Paris, celebrated the refurbishment of its hotel with a launch last weekend that saw performances from pianist Maxence Cyrin and a speech from the manager as well as flowing cocktails and canapés cooked and prepared freshly in front of guests.

The Pullman La Defense has also recently finished its refurbishment of the hotel located within the La Defense business district which boasts an outstanding view of historic Paris as well as Les Quatre Temps and CNIT, one of the biggest retail centres in Europe with more than 250 shops within walking distance.

Pullman St Pancras, the first Pullman hotel in the UK, finished its refurbishment in September last year making it one of the most contemporary and stylish hotels in London. Just 3 minutes from St Pancras station the hotel boasts 312 rooms with panoramic views of the city. Again the design is clean and simple with inspiration taken from the railway lines colour scheme. All rooms come with free WIFI and amenities like the Bois d’Orange range from Roger&Gallet.