La belle vie: French luxury hotels do well in June

France’s hospitality industry continued to perform well at the beginning of the summer, according to an industry performance report released by In Extenso, a member of Deloitte.

Luxury hotels led the charge in June, with RevPAR at 4-star and 5-star hotels up 16.7%, while 3-stars managed a 7.3% gain and 2-stars a 3.5% increase.

Across the French market in June, occupancies ranged from 82.2% in the luxury segment, to 80.3% among 3-stars and 77.3% in the 2-star segment. Rate averaged US$397 (€276) in the 4-star and 5-star segments; US$152 (€106) in 3-star hotels and US$97 (€68) in the 2-star category.

In Paris, both upscale and midscale hotels benefited from the Paris Air Show, held at Le Bourget Airport; in fact, a surplus of guests led to good performance in 2-star and 3-star hotels in Seine-Saint-Deni and the Val d’Oise. In the Île-de-France region, only budget hotels in the Yvelines posted a slight decrease.

Other regions saw more moderate growth, with the midscale and budget sectors seeming to slow from the previous month.

Bordeaux, which hosted Vinexpo during June, saw double-digit RevPAR increases in all categories.

Occupancy on the Côte d’Azur continued to climb, with notably good performance in Cannes and Monaco.