Press Kit InterContinental Paris Le Grand 2013 - Le Café de la Paix

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Press Kit InterContinental Paris Le Grand 2013 - Le Café de la Paix

Contacts : Comme LM PR Agency

Laure Munsch, Associate Director

@ : lmunsch@agence-comme-lm.com – T : +33(0)6 98 94 48 15

Marjorie Meyer, Associate Director

@ : mmeyer@agence-comme-lm.com – T : +33(0)6 98 73 89 80

PRESS KIT 2013


SUMMARY

Data Sheet p.3

InterContinental Paris Le Grand : capturing the spirit of Paris p.4

150 years of history p.6

Café de la Paix, a Parisian institution since 150 years p.8

The Chef, Christophe Raoux

The Pastry Chef, Dominique Costa

The Bar and Verrière p.12

Club Lounge p.13

Unique conference space in the heart of Paris p.14

I-Spa by Algotherm p.16

Sustainable Development and CSR p.17

Christophe Laure, General Manager p.18

Useful contacts p.18

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DATA SHEET

Contacts : 2, rue Scribe - 75009 Paris

Tel: +33(0)1 40 07 32 32

Fax: +33(0)1 42 66 12 51

legrand@ihg.com / paris.intercontinental.com

General Manager : M. Christophe Laure

Opening Date: 5 may 1862

Latest renovation : 2003

Staff: 612

Rooms and Suites : 470 including 398

rooms and 72 suites. 4 presidential suites.

11 rooms designed to accommodate the

disabled. 22 rooms with balcony and

panoramic view over Paris and the Eiffel

Tour. 82 rooms and suites enjoy a direct

view over the Opéra. All are non-smoking.

Club Lounge: An exceptional VIP salon

overlooking the Opéra is open to the club’s

guests and covers two levels where they

can enjoy breakfast, cocktails or other

refreshments depending on the time of day

Catering:

Le Café de la Paix : In a listed building, a

legedary insitution in Paris with top-class

menu. Open every day from 12 noon to

3.30 pm for lunch and from 6.00 to 11.30

pm for dinner.

Capacity: seats 240 inside ans 70 on the

terrace

Chef : Christophe Raoux, « Compagnon du

Tour de France ».

Pastry Chef : Dominique Costa

Le Bar: open every day from 11 in the

morning to half past midnight.

La Verrière : in this superb winter garden

with restaurant, lunch is served from 12.30

to 3.00 pm from Monday to Friday.

Salons :

21 conference and reception rooms

accomodating between 10 and 1200

people, including the most famous

ballroom in Paris, listed on the

supplementary inventory of historic

monuments : the Salon Opéra.

Facilities and Services :

Minibar, safe, broadband Internet

connection, multi-line telephone with voice

mail, satellite television with 40

international channel, pay-per-view video

and Internet access with cordless keyboard,

, thick toweling bathrobes, hair-dryer,

express laundry/dry-cleaning service,

24hour room service, reception service

open to guests 24 hours a day for any

questions about the hotel’s services, the

city, as well as organizing and booking

excursions, dinners and other outings in

Paris and the rest of France.

Spa and Fitness Club : I-Spa by

Algotherm : The only spa in the centre of

Paris providing treatments developed

through cutting-edge research by the

specialist Algotherm. The Fitness Club

features a running machine, Elliptical trainer,

steppers, body-building apparatus and sauna.

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INTERCONTINENTAL PARIS LE GRAND : CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF PARIS

InterContinental Paris Le Grand is a sumptuous 470-room hotel alongside Paris Opera House.

Just a short walk from the major tourist attractions, department stores and luxury boutiques

bordering Place Vendome, as well as the bustling business district, it stands in the very heart

of the French capital. Reflecting its colourful past and 150-year association with one of the

city’s liveliest areas, it captures the authentic and eternal spirit of Paris.

To cross the threshold of the historic but fully renovated building is to enter into a world of

exuberance in scarlet and gold, swathed in majestic drapes… InterContinental Paris Le Grand

wears the striking colours of Paris Opera House, its junior by a number of years, with which it

shares many memories – and a few secrets. Its 800 sq. m central winter garden, La Verrière, is

a light-filled haven of peace in the midst of the bustle of the city.

Opulence and elegant details characterise the 470 guestrooms (398 rooms and 72 Suites).

These private sanctuaries feature a coordinating palette of deep blues, reds and golds with

engravings depicting dance and music. Polished mahogany furniture, sophisticated printed fabrics

and raised beds draped in stylish throws: luxury and comfort are the watchwords here. With

marble and subtle tones throughout, the bathrooms are the epitome of relaxation. Many have

natural daylight. The 4 presidential suites are genuine top-class apartments. All are furnished

with flat screen TV. 11 rooms are designed to accommodate the disabled. 22 rooms with

balconyand panoramic view over Paris and the Eiffel Tour. 82 apartments offer an unrivalled

view over the Opera House. From their windows, Paris has never seemed so intimate. The

whole hotel is non-smoking.

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The hotel, which was the biggest and most modern of its time, has always been avant-garde,

once using the first hydraulic elevator in France. The classically elegant decor conceals the very

latest technologies: high-tech air-conditioning systems, 40 television channels from across the

world on flat screens, films on request, dual telephone lines and high-speed Internet

connections. Not forgetting wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) in all public areas and lounges. All whilst

pursuing an increasingly active sustainable development policy.

Here business and leisure travellers alike enjoy personal attention. The most demanding guests

have access to the Club Lounge: a “hotel in the hotel” with even superior services to rival the

best establishments in the French capital.

In a listed building, its restaurant Café de la Paix is a legendary institution in the area. Chef

Christophe Raoux, formerly with Ducasse, showcases seasonal produce and prepares the

Fashion Pastries designed by the biggest names in haute couture.

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150 YEARS OF HISTORY

Le Grand Hotel was inaugurated on May 5, 1862 by Empress Eugenie, spouse of Napoleon

the IIIrd. It opened its door to clients on June 30, of the same year. At this time were the

successes of the Second Empire, the great works of the Baron Haussmann, transforming

Paris in a modern, hygienic, opened, aerated city, the time of economical progress, due to

development of railways and means of communication. It was a peaceful time, without war.

Parisians were very interested by the construction of this gigantic hotel, the largest in the

world, in the entirely new district of the Opera House, a new Parisian "hypercentre" close to

economical, financial, political, media and cultural powers.

The hotel offered 800 guestrooms and suites, on 4 floors for guests and 1 floor for servants, a

"Table d'hôte" restaurant, the Café de la Paix, a tea-room (Café-Divan), and many salons for

Princes, Press, Lecture, Correspondence, Ladies, Balls, Concert-dinners, Billiards, very

important cellars, and storages for wine of every French wine regions. There was also a

studio of photography.

Each hotel room and suite had a fireplace. Only the most luxurious suites had a bathroom,

but guests could have a Bath service giving many hydrotherapic cares, bathes, showers,

frictions... The decor of rooms was in the Second Empire style. Some parts of the actual hotel

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kept their original decor: the Salon Opéra, former Ballroom, the ceilings, columns and wall

paintings of Café de la Paix, the ceiling of the Imperial Suite...

Right from the very beginning the Le Grand Hotel Paris was the place to see and be seen.

Kings, queens, maharajahs and sultans from all over the world have stayed there, from last

Tsar and Tsarina of Russia and King Edward VII of England up to Queen Rania of Jordan.

The hotel went on to become a hub for artists, actors and creative movements. Victor Hugo

hosted banquets at the hotel and Emile Zola had his decadent and tragic heroine, Nana, die in

a flowered room at the fourth floor. In 1869, this is in the hotel’s Imperial suite where James

Gordon Bennett, founder of the International Herald Tribune, met with Henry W. Stanley to

convince him to venture in search of Dr Livingstone in Africa.

During the First World War the hotel was partially converted into a military hospital, but the

Jazz era ushered in a raft of new famous names, such as Josephine Baker who sang at the

nearby Olympia Music Hall and Noel Coward and Marlene Dietrich, who were regular guests.

The list of its prestigious guests is long. More recent visitors have included James Cameron,

Buzz Aldrin, Timothy Hutton, Jean Reno, Roman Polanski, Patricia Cornwell, Christian

Lacroix, Marilyn Manson, Lou Reed, John Travolta, Juanès, the Black Eyed Peas, John Galliano

and the Corrs… Roman Polanski used Le Grand Hotel Paris as a location in his taut thriller

Frantic, while the fashionable heritage of the hotel made it the ideal setting for much of

Robert Altman’s Prêt-à-Porter.

With its famous restaurant the Café de la Paix, InterContinental Paris Le Grand embodies a

part of the history of the French capital.

InterContinental Paris Le Grand is celebrating its 150 th anniversary

with an iPhone and Androïd compatible application, inviting the

public in through the back door of its legendary establishment.

The hotel has decided to share all its secrets: “A hotel tour”, “A

neighborhood tour”, “History”, “Photo Gallery”, “The Hotel and

Cinema”… Each of these visits is narrated in light-hearted fashion

and available in text format for the hearing impaired! This new

application can be launched very simply from the Apple Store or by

flashing a QR code inside the hotel. Smartphone users can choose

their language (French/English) and surf directly in the desired

category. How better to discover the hotel, and steep yourself in a

legend and its neighborhood.

LE CAFE DE LA PAIX, A PARISIAN INSTITUTION SINCE 150 YEARS

The legendary Café de la Paix has been the Grand Hotel’s café-restaurant since it opened in

May 1862. It is seen as a symbol of Paris throughout the world. Following lavish redecoration

in the initial Second Empire style in 2003 and a return to culinary excellence with talented

chefs, the historic institution has been restored to its former glory in recent years, providing

fine dining in the French capital once more. On the corner of Place de l’Opéra, Café de la

Paix opens onto a luxurious reception hall giving access to the café and restaurant. Both a

witness and participant in the history of Paris since 1862, Café de la Paix continues to be the

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place where people come to see and be seen and where Parisians, visitors, celebrities and the

less famous are happy to rub shoulders.

Depending on the season, the “café” offers the choice between the outdoor terrace giving

onto Place de l’Opéra and Boulevard des Capucines (one of the most photographed in Paris!)

and the bright covered seating area lining the same boulevard. On the menu: drinks and light

meals, to be enjoyed whilst watching the world go by.

The “restaurant” leads to one of the majestic rooms with gilt panelling, columns and listed

frescoes. The focal points of the bright and airy interiors are the stylish red semi-circular

banquettes, which create an intimate and welcoming atmosphere.

The menu changes rapidly according to the seasons and depending on the arrivals of meat,

fish and other vegetables, which are often from small independent growers. It is a cooking

style that rejects all pretention for a return to the very essence of gastronomy. Café de la

Paix is at the forefront of the fight for greater traceability and authenticity on the dinner plate.

The Parisian institution also has an exceptional wine list. It offers an extremely wide choice,

from wines from small growers to grand cru.

Perfect for business or pleasure, a table d’hôte and large semi-private alcove, “Carré Opéra”,

can seat twelve to forty people in a prestigious setting.

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Chef Christophe Raoux

Conviviality and distinction characterise the unique atmosphere of this legendary location,

whose “classic contemporary” menu has been developed by “Compagnon du Tour de

France” Christophe Raoux since October 2009. His career has led him to major restaurants –

no fewer than seven with two Michelin stars! – and professional collaborations with

exceptional chefs like Manuel Martinez, Guy Legay, Michel Roth, Gérard Besson and Alain

Ducasse, for whose group he was executive chef. Christophe Raoux prepares simple,

flavoursome cuisine that emphasises quality produce. “I like polished dishes, jus that have a real

taste of jus, products that exude their real flavours…” he stresses.

Patsry Chef, Dominique Costa

Dominique Costa has been the Pastry Chef at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel

since May 31st, 2010. He is in charge of all the Pastry, and works closely with Head Chef

Christophe Raoux for the creation of the famous “Fashion Pastries” at Café de la Paix. As a

Chef he has great respect for products and tradition, an attitude which he is very happy to

instil throughout his team. Pastry has been a constant interest since he was 14. This

profession is both very hard and very wonderful. It gives him the possibility of having a

multitude of things to produce in one day, be it Viennese pastries, cup cakes, desserts on a

plate, creations, a stacked cake, a buffet, a fashion dessert and more. From the Château Hotel

Mont Royal to the Bora Bora Sheraton, he learned from sereval Chefs such as Thierry Bridon

(Hôtel Lutetia), or within Alain Ducasse’s team.

Fashion Pastries

It is also the only restaurant in the world to serve desserts created by the biggest global

names in fashion all year long. Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Chantal Thomass, Agnès b., Paco

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Rabanne, Gaspard Yurkievich, Claude Montana, Elie Saab, Franck Sorbier, Marithé + François

Girbaud and Zuhair Murad, Frankie Xie, Manish Arora, are just some of the fashion designers

and couturiers who have left their prestigious stamp on Fashion Pastries since 2005, which

are available for limited four-month periods. These short-lived creations, gourmet and

glamorous, illustrate the vitality of the institution, which has been adapting to the rhythm of

the French capital for 150 years.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday brunch features fresh, authentic products, all prepared on site. In addition to

deliciously flaky pastries, bacon, sausages and scrambled eggs, the cold buffet offers a

wide range of elegant foods to choose from: smoked salmon, taboulé, salads, terrines, hams,

foie gras, cheeses. Seafood lovers will head straight for the oyster bar at the Café de la

Paix, while the Asian buffet invites you to discover the delights of the Far East: a variety

of sushi and maki, wok and a daily special to vary your pleasures. Finally, the spectacular

dessert buffet stars the scene-stealing millefeuille, sharing the spotlight with lemon meringue

pie, chocolate donuts, fruit tarts and other sweet treats… the perfect finish!

At the Café de la Paix, children enjoy their own special area: “Les Ateliers de Macha” where

every meal is a voyage of discovery through the capital and its cultural riches, inviting

children to create a variety of original works. For 3 years old and up.

82 € per person, including a glass of rosé Champagne. 50% off for children under the age of 12.

Free for children under 3. Sundays from 12:15 pm to 15:30 pm.

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The oyster bar

Café de la Paix is perhaps best known for its seafood platters, whose famously fresh, generous

portions are piled high using the day’s catch. Perle Blanche, Gillardeau or Spéciales d’Isigny

Taillepied oysters, queen scallops, lobster or sea urchins… the oyster bar will satisfy the most

demanding seafood connoisseur. Frédéric Andrès, the 32-year old, Sous-Chef under

Christophe Raoux, ensures a careful selection process with brio, fanning the flame of his love

affair with shellfish ever since he lived on the coast of Marseille at the age of 12. After

studying at the Ferrandi School, he became an apprentice at Goumard Prunier in Paris (2*

Michelin in 1996) where he learned all about the very best fish and oysters, took care of

lobster cages and other exceptional products straight from the ports of Octavy, Quiberon,

Pont l’Abbé.

He went on to work at Fauchon, then Ladurée. In 2000, he participated in the reopening of

the House of Denmark on the Champs Elysées where he became a specialist in cooking

herrings, wild salmon and cod, thanks to frequent trips to Denmark. He then joined the

Résidence de la Pinède (2* Michelin) before bringing his expertise to the customers of Café

de la Paix.

The oyster bar is open Monday to Sunday from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 11:30 pm

THE BAR AND LA VERRIÈRE

Whether entering InterContinental Paris Le Grand by the main door on the Rue Scribe, or

through the more discreet entryway on the Boulevard des Capucines, all paths lead to the

superb 8,611 square foot winter garden, the Verrière, set right in the middle of the hotel. It is

a magnificent haven of peace, well protected from the noise and commotion of the streets

outside, where one can meet a friend for a drink, a cup of tea or a nice meal.

At lunchtime, from Monday to Friday, the La Verrière restaurant offers a selection of

delicious dishes in a relaxed atmosphere, bathed in natural light which filters through the

imposing 4,306 square foot glass structure. La Verrière’s menu emphasizes seasonal

specialties and offers a selection of high quality wines.

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Cozy and intimate, the Bar of InterContinental Paris Le Grand – one of the first Americanstyle

bars in Europe - offers quick, tasty meals during the lunch hour and delicious cocktails in

the evening, by the chef barman Thierry Dieppedalle.

THE CLUB LOUNGE

Within InterContinental Paris Le Grand is a space of extreme luxury and special privileges:

the Club Lounge. Truly a “ hotel within a hotel ”, it offers exceptional comfort and a range of

exclusive services for the most demanding leisure and business customers who are

accustomed to nothing but the best. As soon as they arrive, the Club Lounge guests are

welcomed as VIPs, without having to check in at the general reception area. Reserved

especially for them on the hotel’s 5th floor, a duplex salon dressed in classic, refined décor,

will then set the pace for their visit.

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There, Club guests may enjoy a quiet, peaceful breakfast in the Club’s attractive private dining

room. Pastries and an assortment of delicious jams, fresh fruit, muffins and other Viennese

breads are offered in a buffet. Depending on the time of day, guests can also delight in light

snacks and refreshments, sweet or salty canapés and appetizers, and, from 6 p.m. onwards,

evening cocktails. On the upper level of this beautifully decorated duplex, Club Lounge guests

can indulge in the blissful quiet of a sitting room, which overlooks the rooftops of Paris and

the magnificent statues of the Garnier Opera House. The relaxing room provides comfortable

sofas and armchairs, and a television broadcasting world news.

The Club InterContinental offers other exclusive installments, which are particularly

appreciated by business travelers: wi-fi access, a brightly decorated private meeting room for

up to 6 people that can be reserved upon request as well as a work space equipped with two

computers, high-speed Internet, a scanner and a printer, that are available continuously. Any

Club InterContinental guest can invite a person of its choice to enjoy these exclusive

privileges for a flat rate.

A UNIQUE CONFERENCE AND BANQUET SPACE IN THE HEART OF

PARIS

InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel boasts a 24,326 square feet (2,200 m2) conference

space, unique in the French capital. The space consists of 21 rooms, all equipped with the

latest technologies, including Wi-Fi, enabling InterContinental Paris Le Grand to host small

meetings of 20 people up to large conferences of 600. And this in the heart of Paris, in a

unique, prestigious setting.

Opéra Conference Center : 13 rooms at daylight

13 of these high-tech rooms comprise the Opera Conference Centre, located on the hotel’s

first floor. This space, which favours small-scale events and sub-committees, opens onto an

attractive, spacious reception hall near to the lifts. Decorated in a resolutely contemporary,

dynamic style, each room can hold from 20 to 140 people in “theatre-style”, and up to 250

people for cocktails. All of them benefit from natural lighting, with the largest rooms offering

pleasant views over the rue Scribe or the Boulevard des Capucines. Those used to spending

time in meetings will appreciate the true value of these splendid views.

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The Ravel Salon

The 160 m2 Ravel Salon is ideal for mid-size meetings and banquets, and holds up to 120

people. With its classical, flamboyant, predominantly red decor, it provides an incomparable

setting in which up to 200 guests can gather for cocktails.

The Berlioz Salon

On the lower ground level, this room is used particularly for meetings, seminars or plenary

assemblies. Dressed in red and gold wall fabric, in perfect harmony with the hotel’s Second

Empire colour scheme, the 450 m2 Berlioz Salon can receive up to 550 people in theatrestyle.

Its two adjacent rooms, the Gounod and Bizet (168 m2), can be used for conference

breaks and workshops, or for secretarial services.

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The Opéra Salon

This is the most renowned ballroom in all of Paris. With its opulent statues and gilding, its 14-

metre high ceilings, monumental chandelier and circle of mirrors, offering an absolutely

limitless perspective, it evokes the splendour of the Garnier Opera House, its illustrious

neighbour, created just a few years later. Able to receive up to 450 guests for a gala dinner,

host a conference for 600 people, and put on a cocktail party for 700, this classified

monument is one of the most reputed places in Paris for prestigious evening events, product

launches and fashion shows. Used along with the adjacent Ravel Salon and the Verrière, the

Opera salon can receive 960 guests for dinner and 1,600 for cocktails.

I-SPA BY ALGOTHERM, AT A STONE’S THROW OF THE OPÉRA GARNIER

Renovated in October 2011, this one-of-a-kind fitness center was the 1st spa created by

Deep Nature 6 years ago, and the only one to offer veritable marine based care routines

at the heart of the capital. Cutting edge care developed by R&D specialists at Algotherm is

offered in a universe of plenitude, devoted entirely to the 5 senses, to truly reconnect with

your inner self, r e f o c u s , r e c e n t e r . Each care routine combines marine based

ingredients with the gentle energies of chromotherapy and aromatherapy.

The I-Spa by Algotherm features the wrap table, for ultimate relaxation while enjoying care

routines involving rhassoul clay or black soap, as well as exfoliating scrubs after the hammam.

To treat your body right, the Multi-Sensorial Shower offers a totally new shower

experience to rebalance, stimulate or relax your body thanks to three different types of jets

(Balancing, Energizing and De-Stressing) and the use of colored lights. The I-Spa also offers a

range of body de-stressing, jetlag and deep tissue massages (which drain muscular tension and

recharge energies), as well as facials and manicures.

The Spa is also equipped with a fitness centre open 24 hours a day with the most up-todate

cardio-training equipment: 4 treadmills with TV, 1 stepper, a pneumatic, multi-muscle

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ody building apparatus, elliptical trainer, an area for stretching and a relaxation area which

includes a sauna equipped with one large stimulating shower, and a relaxation room whose

variable lighting effects create a calm, quiet atmosphere.. And before leaving, they can indulge

in a cup of a specially created blend of detox tea, exclusive to I-Spa, which combines the

purifying characteristics of ginger, honey, lemon juice and maple syrup.

Only a few steps from the Opera, escape is now within easy reach.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CSR

Since 2007, the InterContinental Paris Le Grand hotel has implemented an active

policy of sustainable development and social responsibility, focusing on

the four following areas: Energy efficiency (water, gas and paper), Recycling, Pollution

reduction, Social responsibility of the hotel and its employees. What makes this policy unique is that

it concerns a 150 year-old building, portions of which are registered historic landmarks.

Working within this framework represents a special challenge and demands even higher levels

of commitment for a hotel measuring 44,000m2, with 470 rooms, 21 meeting rooms and

employing 612 people.

Green Key Certified 2012: this label, attributed by an independent jury since 1998,

rewards the many initiatives successfully run by the hotel since 2007 to promote energy

efficiency, recycling and pollution reduction. These actions have since enabled the hotel to

lower energy, water and paper consumption by 18%, 26% and 15% respectively (2010

figures).

Recycling :

• Complete integration of

selective waste collection

system (selective

collection for paper and

recyclable waste) into the

hotel’s daily operations and

in the guests’ rooms.

• Toner from printers and

photocopiers is also

recycled.

Pollution reduction:

• Messengers have switched

from using mopeds to

riding bicycles

• Increasing use of “green”

cleaning products.

• Preference given to subcontractors

certified ISO

14001

• Clients are invited to use

their towels and sheets

two days instead of one

Energy efficiency:

• 4,000 traditional light bulbs were replaced by

low-consumption light bulbs

• All halogen lights were replaced by LEDs

• A centralized air conditioning control post has

been established, enabling to control and

regulate temperatures in virtually all of the

470 rooms

• New elevators were installed: 90% of the

electricity needed to run them is self-generated

by the brakes when going down.

• Flow reducers were installed in the bathrooms

• All toilets were equipped with flush-volume

reducers.

• An Intranet was created to make sharing and

distributing information among personnel

easier without using paper or photocopies.

• Administrative data backup is saved on USB

keys and computers

InterContinental Paris Le Grand supports Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque

Since 2011, the Café de la Paix has held a week of breakfasts on the terrace for 5 euros. The entire proceeds

are donated to the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque association to enable needy children with heart

malformations to be operated in France. A noble cause t h a t b o a s t s t h e p a t r o n a g e o f

p e r s o n a l i t i e s s u c h a s Inès de la Fressange and Satya Oblet who do their best to help Professor

Francine Leca and Patrice Roynette, the founders of the association. A new record was set in 2012 with 1249

breakfasts sold versus 1123 in 2011. In addition, for every breakfast served, the Café de la Paix matches the

donation by adding 5 euros.

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CHRISTOPHE LAURE, GENERAL MANAGER

Christophe Laure was appointed General Manager of the iconic 150 years

old InterContinental Paris Le Grand in October 2010. The very same hotel were he

served as a Hotel Manager from 2002-2004 and oversaw the complete 135 million

EUR renovation. Originally from the French Riviera, freshly graduate from the Swiss

"Ecole Hôtellière de Lausanne » Laure's first professional experiences were in several

luxury hotels on the Côte d’Azur. He then joined InterContinental in 1992 when he

took the position of Sales & Marketing Manager for InterContinental Carlton Cannes,

followed by the same position at InterContinental Princesa Sofia in Barcelona. The

past 20 years Laure has fulfilled management positions in the Near and Middle East;

Regional Sales and Marketing Director of the Al Bustan Palace InterContinental

Muscat in Oman; Hotel Manager of InterContinental Amman in Jordan as well as

supervising the opening and re-branding of three InterContinental hotels in Egypt as

Regional General Manager. In Europe, Laure has previously served as General

Manager of InterContinental Malta and InterContinental Madrid.

USEFUL CONTACTS

InterContinental Paris Le Grand

2, rue Scribe - 75009 Paris

Standard - Tél. : +33(0)1 40 07 32 32

Fax : +33(0)1 42 66 12 51

Bookings -Tél. : +33(0)1 40 07 30 30

Fax : +33(0)1 40 07 30 31

paris.reservations@ihg.com

www.paris.intercontinental.com

Café de la Paix

Place de l’Opéra - 75009 Paris

Open daily from 12pm to 3.30pm

and from 6pm to 11.30pm (last order)

Information & bookings: +33(0)1 40 07 36 36

reservation@cafedelapaix.fr - www.cafedelapaix.fr

La Verrière

Open from Monday to Friday for lunch from 12.30 to 3pm

Tel. : +33(0)1 40 04 36 33

Le Bar

Open every day from 11am to 3.00

Tel.: +33(0)01 40 07 36 35

Club Lounge

Tél. : +33(0)1 40 07 36 02 - Fax : +33(0)1 42 66 12 51

Banqueting & Convention Department

Tél.: +33(0)1 40 07 31 77 (meeting rooms only)

Paris.banquets@ihg.com

Tél.: +33(0)1 40 07 35 35 (groups with guestrooms)

paris.sales@ihg.com

Fax : +33 (0)1 40 07 36 94

I-Spa by Algotherm

Tél. : +33(0)1 40 07 36 96

parhbispa@ihg.com

Open everyday from 9am to 8pm

DOWNLOADING PICTURES OF INTERCONTINENTAL PARIS LE GRAND

To access www.ihgphotolibrary.com

On the first page, enter the following information into the “register users” box: "user name": “press” -

password: “press” On the new page, enter “PARHB” in the “Holidex Property Code” box (first line)

then click on “Submit”: you will access the photos directly, downloadable in high or low definition.

The Café de la Paix pictures are viewable and downloadable in high and low resolution on the website

www.cafedelapaix.fr (see section « Press »)

Contacts : Comme LM PR Agency

Laure Munsch, Associate Director

@ : lmunsch@agence-comme-lm.com – T : +33(0)6 98 94 48 15

Marjorie Meyer, Associate Director

@ : mmeyer@agence-comme-lm.com – T : +33(0)6 98 73 89 80

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