Another One Bites The Dust: Concorde Drops Eighth Hotel, Possibly More
When we looked at the number of hotels leaving the Concorde group last month, we asked the question how long its remaining properties would stick around for. Now we know the answer for at least one of them: not very long.
Kind tipsters let us know in the comments and via email that Hotel de la Cite Concorde in Lyon (one of the largest French cities outside of Paris) would become the Crowne Plaza Lyon – Cite Internationale on March 1st. What’s more, while the website for Concorde Berges du Lac in Tunisia is still live, the hotel has since also disappeared from the group directory, and online reservations takes you to a booking system that doesn’t even include Tunisia as an available destination.
Keeping the group website up to date no longer seems to be a priority either: various Google links take you to a directory page that lists a generous 25 properties, and sub-pages liberally link to hotels now with Hyatt or elsewhere. Are we watching the demise of a hotel group here?
At this point, the following hotels are left: Concorde Montparnasse in Paris, the Hotel de la Paix in Geneva, Villa Massalia in Marseille, and Concorde El Salam in Cairo and Concorde El Salam in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el Sheikh.
We’ll keep an eye out for any additional departures. Know anything we don’t? Let us know in the comments.
[Photo: Concorde Hotels]