The architectural industry elite came together from across the globe for a night of unrivaled networking and celebration of the world’s best future designs. The 27th MIPIM Awards took place on the past 16th March during MIPIM, the world’s property market.
The results were announced at a gala ceremony held in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. One of the MIPIM Awards 2017 winners is french firm European Design Office, a company recognized for its amazing hospitality projects. Among the 11 awards issued this year, the much-coveted award for the “BEST HOTEL & TOURISM RESORT” went to the French Paris Inn Group for the Maison Albar Paris Céline hotel.
The awards are a celebration of architectural excellence in unbuilt or forthcoming projects spanning 11 categories and they take place at MIPIM, the international property market, which attracts over 21,000 delegates to Cannes.
At this event, the Maison Albar Paris Céline hotel was declared the prize winner from among 214 applicants and 4 finalists in the “BEST HOTEL & TOURISM RESORT” category, having been awarded the majority of the 1,500 votes, in competition with its three major international rivals.
“Paris Inn Group is delighted to be representing France in the areas of tourism and innovation. We are particularly proud that our family business has been given an award for a project in which we have invested a great deal of energy and human as well as financial resources over the last two years. This award is an outstanding recognition for the deployment of our Maison Albar Hotel brand. We have been bold in creating a luxury boutique hotel brand, a showcase for the very best of French know-how, which among other things will be an excellent ambassador for France abroad”, explained Jean-Bernard Falco, President and founder of the Paris Inn Group.
As the owners of the premises since 2014, the ALBAR family, originating from the Aveyron area, has transformed the building thanks to a huge, 21-month renovation program carried out under the supervision of Didier Beautemps (Atelier COS) and the decorator Alexandre Danan (the company EDO). A stylish new Parisian hotel in the city’s first arrondissement, this family establishment offers its guests a unique, authentic and refined experience, proposing 60 bedrooms including the “1923” suite (the year Céline Falco’s grandmother Odette was born) which boasts an outstanding 180-degree view over the Paris rooftops.
BEST HOTEL & TOURISM RESORT
Developer: Paris Inn Group
Architect: Atelier COS
Other: Alexandre Danan EDO consulting