The former paris headquarters of “Liberation” soon turned into a hotel

Auto Garage Peugeot, then the headquarters of the newspaper Libération, and soon to be hotel and coworking space : “11 rue Beranger, near the Place de la République in Paris, will reopen in 2020, on Thursday announced the hotel group ValueState. “The project Béranger is a very ambitious project, probably the change of destination, the most spectacular that we have had to deal with,” said François Dubrule, president of the group ValueState, in the press release.

Patrick Drahi, founder of Altice, which has “Release” and “The Express”, is still the owner of the building. But ValueState will operate the establishment of more than 80 rooms, which will include a coworking space, as well as a restaurant and a bar on the terrace, “offering a 360° view of Paris”. The rehabilitation has been entrusted to architects Wilmotte & Associés.


A hotel of new generation”

The 9-storey, built after the Second world War, was occupied by the Liberation of 1987 to 2015, before that the writing leaves settle at the headquarters of Altice Media Group, rue de Chateaudun, in the Ninth arrondissement.

The 11 rue Beranger is known for its central ramp, that the employees of Liberation had nicknamed “the screw”. ValueState sees in this boom in a “central core, followed by cars and then by journalists, became the symbol of the constant uidity of exchanges, movements and interactions that have marked the history of the building.” According to the hotel group, it will be a “hotel new generation”, “the first institution affiliated to the network LIFE©, a new brand to the international ambitions”.

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