France’s culinary capital now sits firmly on the Australian traveller’s agenda due to the launch of Emirates-Qantas five-weekly services, and to compliment this is the re-opening of one of the city’s grandest and most historic hotels, the Hotel Carlton Lyon, which is now part of Accor’s distinctive MGallery Collection. The majestic stone façade juxtaposes the modern décor in the lobby, bar, 80 guestrooms and 4 Rotonde junior suites, whilst elements of a classical atmosphere are brought to life with stain-glassed windows, stunning pieces of art and blue marble floors. The rooms have been renamed to pay tribute to the vast array of celebrities who have stayed at the hotel, from Patrick Chesnais (room 322) to Laurent Terzieff (suite 103).
MGallery is a collection of nearly 60 high-end hotels throughout the world belonging to the Accor group, the world’s leading hotel operator with over 3,500 hotels in 92 countries. Each hotel in the Collection brings a unique personality and story to life, and can be experienced by guests through the property’s architecture, interior design and services. They are inspired by one of the Collection’s three hallmark atmospheres: ‘Heritage’ hotels charged with history reflecting their historic roots, ‘Signature’ hotels that mirror an aesthetic universe and style inspired by a personality who contributed to their creation or decoration, and ‘Serenity’ hotels that offer guests a haven of relaxation in a seaside, rural, mountain or urban setting. All the hotels in the Collection invite guests to experience ‘Memorable Moments.’