The brand new Hotel-Casino Barrière is a glass cathedral right in the heart of Euralille, between the two high speed train stations and Lille Grand Palais Convention Centre. More than just a hotel, it is a complete business, leisure and entertainment complex with something for every taste. GM Patricia Legros took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to answer questions on the hotel’s sunny terrace.
Why Lille for such an amazing development ?
Location, location, location…and its strategic situation between Paris, Brussels & London. This is Lucien Barrière’s latest and largest-ever investment, and 3rd city hotel-casino development after Bordeaux and Toulouse. The economic re-development of this region has of course been an important factor in our decision.
What are the hotel’s Unique Selling Points ?
It is the first time we have integrated the hotel and casino, unlike other places where they are separate. We have 125 five star bedrooms and 17 suites plus amazing variety of restaurants and bars, a theatre with cabaret dining and a business complex. Our wellness centre with fitness room, sauna, hammam and 2 massage rooms opens at the end of the summer.
Another major selling point is of course the fact we’re right next door to Lille Grand Palais, and offer totally complementary facilities.
Are you from Lille yourself ?
No, I’m from the Paris Region. I came here from Bordeaux where I was the Director of Lucien Barrière. I arrived in 2007 to manage the entire project right from the start and to dig a large hole in the ground!
What do you like about Lille ?
It’s always a city which has new projects. People don’t rest on their laurels here. They have an amazing capacity to get all the major players to work together single-mindedly to develop the region.
Lille is an open and welcoming place. Everyone is always surprised at the quality and variety of cultural activities on offer, and how accessible everything is. It’s also a city where things are so practical and easy.
Key facts Hotel-Casino Barrière
• 125 rooms / 17 suites
• Wellness Centre