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Hotel complex announced as part of Paris expo revamp

Viparis has announced plans to create a hotel complex within the Paris expo Porte de Versailles site

Pictured: Artist's impression of the new Mama Shelter

Viparis has announced plans to create a hotel complex within Paris's Porte de Versailles site.

The partnership with architect Wilmotte & Associes forms part of the three-phase modernisation project at the Porte de Versailles site, which began last year with 500 million (£386m) in private investment. The completed site will include a 440-room hotel complex consisting of two structures, accessible via a new entrance on Avenue de la Porte de la Plaine. A 12-year deal has been reached with Mama Shelter to operate one of the hotels from 2019.

Architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte said: “This is an expansive and exciting project, set in the heart of a ‘permanent universal exposition’. It will send a strong signal, a symbol of the spirit and drive of the Porte de Versailles site.”

The Mama Shelter hotel is set to feature 200 rooms, a 350-seater restaurant with a terrace, five private meeting rooms totalling 500 sqm and a rooftop bar.

“These two prestigious partnerships will help Paris expo Porte de Versailles become a dynamic, living venue frequented by Parisians and visitors alike,” said Michel Dessolain, director general of Viparis. “By working with Mama Shelter, we are bringing an up-to-date, contemporary touch to the Paris expo Porte de Versailles of tomorrow.”

Work on the complex will begin in the second half of 2017, with completion slated for 2019.

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