Rezidor opens the Radisson SAS Hotel, Toulouse Airport

30 Sep 2008

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened the Radisson SAS Hotel, Toulouse Airport. The property in the “pink city” is the 11th Radisson hotel in France – and at the same time the biggest hotel in Toulouse with 200 rooms and suites.

The Radisson SAS Hotel, Toulouse Airport features an ultra-contemporary colourful design. With an aluminium facade resembling an aircraft body and multicoloured shutters, the building is eye-catching and surprising. Its location in the centre of the Toulouse Blagnac Aéroconstellation district will especially attract business clients; but also leisure tourists may choose to stay – the city centre with the famous Place du Capitol is just 15 minutes away.

The 200 rooms and suites range in size from 26 m2 to 75 m2, and have been designed by Alain Marcot. He chose three colours; red, yellow and blue to decorate each floor. The red rooms on the 1st floor create a warm, cosy atmosphere. On the 2nd floor, the yellow rooms are light and replete with well-being. The blue rooms on the 3rd floor provide a feeling of space and escape like diving into a deep blue sea. Although the rooms are monochrome they are far from being uniform. The designer worked in a spirit of “variations on a theme”. Chiné carpeting, Japanese panel monochrome windows or variations in hues using various materials help create harmony and offer texture. The elegant, spacious and light Presidential Suite has its own decor with beige and brown tones.

All rooms are refined and contemporary, functional and fully equipped with Hi-Tech equipment: flat-screen TV, free high speed Wi-Fi Internet access etc. The bathrooms combine tiling and wood in chocolate and vanilla tones to highlight their space and pleasantness. Rooms with a view onto the patio invite one to discover the Toulouse environment and the famed pink brick architecture that brings restfulness.

The Radisson SAS Hotel, Toulouse Airport has a restaurant-bar-lounge called “La Vie En Rose” located at the rear of the lobby along an open-air patio planted with vines. The innovative layout of these open spaces gives a “New York loft” feel to the establishment. The restaurant, bar and lounge are spread over a single floor where a clever interplay of lighting, furniture and colours with touches like a visible wine cellar between the wine bar and the restaurant dining room give each space its own identity. The teak terrace in the vast inside patio planted with vines is a real haven of peace in the heart of the hotel. Only the three panoramic lifts leading directly onto the patio interrupt the relaxation on this Southern hued terrace. Chef Frédéric Laval has chosen a contemporary, innovative cuisine for “La Vie en Rose” which combines regional and seasonal products. He skilfully mixes traditional cuisine based on fresh, authentic products with the modernity of a totally new, unique environment in Toulouse.

In order to offer optimal service to business clients, the hotel features some of the best facilities in the region. The 550 m2 seminar space includes 7 sub-commission meeting rooms and one plenary room measuring 310 m2. This flexible space can be adapted to client requirements including automobile manufacturers who wish to showcase their new product launches. All of the meeting rooms are naturally lit and lead to the open-air patio where refreshment breaks may be held. They are all equipped with high performance technology including a video projector in each room. An independent kitchen reserved for the seminar spaces provides efficient, targeted dining options for event organisers. The Radisson SAS Hotel, Toulouse Airport features the “Standing Lunch” a wide range of savoury and sweet finger foods to allow conference attendees to gather in the patio for a moment of rest and discussion before returning to work.

The Radisson SAS Hotel, Toulouse Airport also features a well-being space made up of a fully equipped fitness room, a hammam, a sauna and a small wave pool. The poolside relaxation area is open to daylight, overlooking the patio and is an ideal place for relaxing at the end of the day.