Hôtels Emeraude (SA ALIAN) was established by Mr Jacques JEAN, a big hotelier having founded Timhotel Paris and Mr Daniel GAUTIER, a shareholder in all the brand’s hotels. Included are eleven properties operating under the Emeraude brand name, eight in Paris, a 3-star eco-oriented BEST WESTERN PLUS Hôtel in Nantes, a 4-star Château in Saint-Emilion and a 4-star BEST WESTERN PLUS hotel in Rennes.
In 1995, the management of the hotel Louvre Montana**** was taken over. In 1996, the commercial headquarters were set up at 26 Rue Caumartin in the 9th district of Paris. In 1998, the Hôtels Emeraude acquired the hotel Tivoli Etoile*** and the Plaza Etoile***sup, located on Avenue Wagram in the 17th district of Paris.
After giving a major refurbishment to the 4-star hotel Madeleine Plaza, the only hotel located Place de la Madeleine, the hotel was reopened, just before opening the Hôtel d’Espagne**. In 2003, renovation works began at the Hélios Opéra***sup. In 2004, the Hôtels Emeraude purchased the 3-star hotel Madeleine Haussmann and then the Lodge du Centre in 2005. The latter was inaugurated in November 2006, after being renovated.
In 2007, Loïc and Pascal Pérou opened their restaurant “Le Square”. Amazingly located at the heart of Nantes, it offers guests the warmest welcome and creative French cuisine. Since 2009, together with the gourmet restaurant Manoir de la Régate housed in a 19th-century mansion, they serve an enjoyable selection of meals made from locally grown, seasonal produce.
In May 2008, the Hôtels Emeraude acquired the Château Hôtel Grand Barrail**** in Saint-Emilion. Major renovation and embellishment works have enhanced the natural appeal of the property, holding a wealth of local culinary traditions. All of the guest rooms and suites have been individually refurbished. Our designers Gil Dez and Charles Montemarco have managed to preserve the peaceful château spirit of the place, decorating it in soft and soothing tones.
In May 2009, the construction of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hôtel de la Régate began in Nantes. Eco-label certified in December, it allies ecological commitment and a remarkable location. Perfectly integrated into the surroundings, it is situated at the heart of the Erdre Valley.
In June 2011, the Hôtels Emeraude undertook extensive refurbishments of the hotel Louvre Montana****. The hotel’s 25 rooms and common areas feature 18th century-inspired décor, mixing classic and romantic-style elements. During autumn 2011, the hotel Plaza Etoile***sup also underwent some changes in décor and furniture styles.
In April 2013, the hotel MARAIS HÔme***sup opened, after eight months of renovation works. With its sleek interior design and airy layouts, the whole place is an invitation to relax and dream away.
In late 2011, the Hôtels Emeraude launched the construction of a brand-new, 72-room hotel in Rennes, the BEST WESTERN PLUS hôtel Isidore****. Featuring a restaurant, “La Cocotte d’Isidore”, 220 sqm. of meeting rooms and a wellness area, the hotel was opened in October 2013.
In late 2013 – early 2014, the hotel Hélios Opéra***sup undertook a complete renovation of its rooms and common areas, giving the interiors an art studio-like look.
Charming independent properties sharing common values, the Hôtels Emeraude offer a unique « savoir-faire » together with the most friendly welcome by highly committed and service-minded staff, keeping with traditions of the French hotel industry.