Thea Awards Recipients

Thea Awards 2021

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Themed Hotel

Les Quais de Lutèce Hotel, Parc Astérix, France

Les Quais de Lutèce is the third, on-site hotel created for Parc Astérix guests. Only 30 minutes from Paris, this four-star hotel is designed as a Gaulish village from the first century BCE. The impressive entrance gate and lobby, made of monumental pieces of locally sourced wood, give access to the three parts of the charming and detailed village, where the guests find numerous craft workers and boutiques. In the middle and all along the property runs the Seine; all around the river, the buildings are designed to evoke Roman times. The property includes 150 themed rooms, six seminar rooms, a fitness center, a themed bar and an indoor/outdoor restaurant.

For the guests, to stay at Les Quais de Lutèce hotel is to travel 2,000 years back in history. The master plan is designed in a way that you can walk all along the quays without going out of this ancient atmosphere. All the architecture - with its 35 different types of façade, its bridges, its boutiques, its signs, its lighting - is characterized by a high level of concern for detail. Natural components and means of construction convey authenticity. In addition, the backstory of Obelix and Astérix is still present through the famous names in “ix” which characterized their world, on the signage of all the venues, inside the shops and restaurants, as well as the goodies in the rooms.

On top of the quality and detail of the design, the management of Astérix has given careful attention to the sustainability aspect of the project. They emphasized hiring local suppliers and used local wood from sustainable and eco-responsible forests. The hot water supply comes from non-visible solar panels located in the roofs of the houses, and, in every room, guests are provided with certified, eco-responsible products.

Les Quais de Lutèce provides a way to walk, shop, dine, and sleep in a detailed replica of a Gaulish village and simultaneously to be immersed in the world of Astérix and Obelix. It is a shining example of excellence in themed hospitality.

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