TOULOUSE, FRANCE--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2013) - As the country's fourth-largest metropolis, Toulouse is a popular destination for public events, from fairs and conventions to sporting events and cultural performances. Without the proper facilities, however, the city's large events have been held at Le Parc des Expositions on Ramler Island. All of that is set to change, however, when Le Parc des Expositions will close and a new, reinvented space will open in a new location just minutes from this 4-star hotel in Toulouse.
As a leader in the aeronautics and space sectors, Toulouse's need for a multifunctional, modern convention and event space is overdue, and in 2014 the city will begin building the Toulouse Métropole Exhibition just northwest of the city in the towns of Aussonne and Beauzelle. The building, set to open in 2017 close to this hotel near Toulouse Airport, will house covered exhibition halls, a convention centre, reception areas and more in its 70,000 square metres. It will also have a 40,000-square-metre outdoor event space. The building will be able to host conventions, cultural and sporting events, trade fairs and conferences with as many as 12,000 attendees. The Le Parc des Expositions will be turned into a public park.
While the new space is still a few years away from being open, it's possible to host meetings on a smaller scale at this Toulouse hotel near Congress Center. With three meeting rooms, this hotel can host events of up to 80 attendees in its Les Pyrenees space. A business centre, in-room high-speed Internet access, complimentary parking, 24-hour market, fitness centre and complimentary airport shuttle are just a few of the amenities that make this an appealing option for business travelers and local corporations hosting out-of-town clients and colleagues.
For more information about the Courtyard Toulouse Airport, visit www.courtyardtoulouse.com. Online, visitors can book single rooms or group accommodations in Toulouse, learn more about the area with detailed dining and attractions listings, browse hotel photos and get oriented with a map and transportation information.
About the Courtyard Toulouse Airport
With a complimentary airport shuttle and a location that is just minutes from Toulouse Blagnac International Airport, the Courtyard Toulouse Airport is a smart choice for both business and leisure travel. This four-star hotel features comfortable accommodations and thoughtful amenities close to the city's most famous attractions. Business-friendly touches include guest rooms equipped with a large desk, high-speed Internet access, coffee/tea service and in-room dining. Off the clock, relax with luxurious bedding, a flat-screen TV with premium cable and an elegantly designed bathroom. Stock the in-room minifridge with snacks and drinks from the 24-hour market. Whether visiting the nearby Airbus headquarters or another major corporation, this hotel's three meeting rooms can accommodate groups up to 80. Start the day with a stop in the fitness centre or seasonal outdoor heated pool before a full American breakfast at Oleo Pazzo; in the evening the restaurant serves southern-style, home-cooked dishes on the terrace. Nearby explore museums, the opera and the famous Place du Capitole.