Louvre Hotels has opened its dual branded Golden Tulip and Campanile hotel in the centre of Montpellier opposite the main Saint-Roch train station. The hotel is set in the spectacular Le Belaroïa multi-use complex, designed by French architect Manuelle Gautrand.
The Golden Tulip is obviously the sexier of the two -the Campanile being comfortable, but more utilitarian – with its rooms designed by Philippe Avanzi. However, both hotels share the same common areas, like the bistro-style restaurant, “Chez Delagare”, by chef Thierry Alix, featuring Mediterranean flavours and local products.
Lets see if this Montpellier outpost is the return of the fading Golden Tulip brand. In the 60s and 70s a prestigious chain, mostly with members in The Netherlands, it is poised for a revamp under its new owners Louvre Hotels, itself part of Chinese hotel conglomerate Jin Jiang Hotels.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 102 rooms (22-31m2) (237-334 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture: Manuelle Gautrand (Paris) • interior design: Philippe Avanzi (Grenoble) • on-site parking (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk