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Transformation of the Hôtel-Dieu in Marseille

03.05.2013

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Ideally located close to the Old Port, the Hôtel-Dieu in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), a listed historical monument, has been completely converted into a five star InterContinental hotel. It took less than three years for Eiffage Construction and Eiffage Energie to complete the redevelopment of the building on behalf of the real-estate developer Altarea Cogedim and hotel operator InterContinental Hotels Group, in collaboration with two architectural firms, Anthony Béchu and Tangram Architectes, and the Nuel Agency for the interior design.

The property, which was delivered on April 26, now has 194 rooms including 22 suites, a conference centre, a fine dining restaurant, a brasserie, and a bar, but also a cultural centre, an indoor pool and spa. There is also a real-estate development offering 85 residential units for the rental market. A total of 20,000 m² of floor space was renovated and a further 10,000 m² created.
Protected features such as the facades, roofs, and stairs, were carefully preserved. Marble and stucco decoration was applied and tapestries hung on the walls. Eiffage Energie installed the lighting and air conditioning, fire protection and plumbing systems. The project mobilised around 400 people.

© Jean-Luc Girod.