Ruby and BNP Paribas to open hotel in Marseille

BNP Paribas Real Estate and Munich-based operator Ruby Group will open a 237-room lean luxury Hotel in the centre of Marseille.

Located on the Boulevard des Dames in a former office building, the new hotel will also comprise a 300sqm rooftop bar and a 1,000 sqm workspace.

The new hotel is scheduled to open at the end of 2025.

What they said

Julian Mörs, group director - development at Ruby said: “France has always been a top target for Ruby and we are very pleased that Marseille will be the first French destination for our brand. The city offers a thriving hotel market based on strong demand for business and leisure travel alike, and thus harbours huge potential for our concept."

Antoine Mabilon, deputy managing director at BNP Real Estate Property Development, said: “BNP Paribas Real Estate has been studying hotel projects - mostly low-carbon footprint conversions of existing assets – with Ruby Hotels for several years and we are extremely pleased that everything is on track for the opening of the Ruby Marseille, with more to come.”