New hotels in France – Countdown for European Soccer Championship UEFA Euro 2016 is running – Boost for tourism

Paris, France – 06 April 2016 – Kick off is on the 10th of June: This year the UEFA European Football Championship is taking place in France. The UEFA EURO will last until the 10th of July and is expected to increase tourism for the country. Several new hotels are under construction in the ten venue cities. According to, currently 84 top hotels with more than 15,000 rooms are in the pipeline for France.

New hotels in France - Countdown for European Soccer Championship UEFA Euro 2016 is running - Boost fort tourism

Leading hotel group Accor just opened a new Mercure hotel in Paris. Other projects are a new property by the smart chain citizenM with 170 rooms as well as a low-budget hotel with 200 rooms by the German Meininger Group.

Three new properties are currently planned in Marseille, including a top hotel by the NH Collection brand (200 rooms) and a Golden Tulip Hotel (210 rooms). Another three projects are in the pipeline in Lyon, among others a Radisson Blu (245 rooms) and a sophisticated Intercontinental (145 rooms). In Lille the iconic American brand Mama Shelter will step onto the market with 100 room hotel. In Bordeaux another Radisson Blu hotels with 125 rooms will be build and Nice is looking forward to the opening of the new Park Hotel with 124 rooms.

After 1960 and 1983 the The European Football Championship will take place in France for the third time and it is expected to be the biggest sport event in Europe this year. Around 2.5 million spectators are expected in the stadiums, including 1.5 million foreign guests. Their expenditure is estimated at around one billion euros during the tournament period. The matches are broadcast in more than 230 territories worldwide. Each match is expected to be seen by approximately 150 million television viewers. More than 8.1 billion television viewers watched the championship in 2012.

Official fan zones with large screens will be set up in all ten venue cities. The hotels, in which the 54 participating nations will be staying, are represented at

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