I believe tonight I reconciled with the Holiday Inn brand, not everywhere around the world but surly in Paris. A newly refurbished hotel, a beautiful lobby, a fridge for "grab and go" and the bar serving drinks and food all day. The first impression is catchy.
After my many encounters with the brand around the world considering it a low quality cheap hotel, I arrive in Paris. The hotel is nice, a welcoming staff, a good looking and fresh lobby making things easy for travelers. Hotels have another meaning with Holiday Inn.
The Holiday Inn is about this light green color looking more of a Disney land attraction, nothing like a serious chain of hotels. But in this particular hotel, design has been revisited using fresh white colors, light wood and design furniture. A white backlit bar, grey leather sofas, wallpapers and high tables. Waking up the next morning, the staff even interacted asking me to have breakfast.
A short night sleep, I left the air conditioning unit on and slept like a baby. Four pillows on this bed looking like a king size but in fact is made of two individual ones joined together.
Starbucks coffee is served here and breakfast is automatically included in the room and served between 05:30am and 10:30am.
Reaching and leaving the hotel is easy using the black line bus. A bus leaves every 15 minutes. Catching the 09:10am AirFrance flight to Beirut leaving at 06:45am was a good choice.
Breakfast is served in the main lobby proposing six casseroles of hot preparations, baskets filled with croissants, a selection of fruits cut in cubes, yogurt, pancakes, cold cuts and cheese. A tower of cereals, French baguettes, a toaster, jam and a fruit basket.
Searching for an affordable stay next to the airport, the Holiday Inn can be considered.