The Pavillon de l’Arsenal unveils its new exhibition: ‘Metropolitan Hotel - since 1818’

In this new exhibition, take a look at hotels – places so familiar in the urban landscape – from another perspective.

Exposition Hotel Metropole Pavillon de l'Arsenal

With some 2,450 hotels with more than 150,000 rooms, Paris and the Paris region have one of the largest hotel offerings in the world. Drawing a portrait of this complex hotel supply, from the opening of the Hôtel Meurice in 1818 to the challenges posed by Greater Paris on the eve of the 2024 Olympic Games, is what this exhibition, at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal until 12 January 2020, succeeds in doing. It covers pioneering construction techniques, architectural trends, services and technological innovations including the first lifts, air conditioning and bathrooms, illustrating that the hotel industry has always been able to anticipate needs and accelerate new practices.

The sector is reinventing itself today to meet the needs of the 2024 Olympic Games and the current climate change challenges. To this end, the exhibition presents various prototypes and projects that question the future of hotels.

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The Pavillon de l'Arsenal has a magnificent 800 m² industrial hall illuminated by a glass roof that houses the permanent exhibition. This space is available for functions for up to 1,000 people; also a projection room equipped with an audio and video control room (90 people).