Adagio: a major opening in the heart of Saint-Etienne
Thursday 16, September 2010
Boasting more than thirty Aparthotels in Europe, Adagio continues its expansion with the opening of a new establishment in the heart of the historic centre of Saint-Etienne, France.
This Aparthotel has the particular feature of its location, replacing the former Nouvelles Galeries shopping centre, covering a total surface area of 4,200 square metres. 86 apartments, ranging from studios for 2 people to 2 rooms for 4 people, are available. The building was completely refurbished to offer a portfolio of entirely new, air-conditioned apartments with Internet access for all guests.
A different clientele
The new opening rounds out a the city’s relatively limited hotel offerings. By combining hotel services with apartments, Adagio occupies a complementary position in relation to traditional hotels and is often targeted to a different clientele: accustomed to staying three, four, five or even ten nights, customers take advantage of a sliding scale of rates from the fourth night.
An ideal location
Situated in the heart of Saint-Etienne, a city famous for industry and design, the new Aparthotel is just minutes away on foot from the hypercentre and only fifteen minutes from the SNCF railway station. In a lively district with nearby shopping, it has immediate access to numerous tramway, and plentiful opportunities to take advantage of the many museums and other attractions in the city, which is located less than an hour from Lyon by car.
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