Hospitality Industry in France Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The France Hospitality Industry is segmented by Type (Chain Hotels and Independent Hotels) and by Segment (Budget and Economy Hotels, Mid and Upper Mid-scale Hotels, Luxury Hotels, and Service Apartments). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

France Hospitality Market Size

France Hospitality Market Summary
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Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 20.82 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 22.48 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 1.55 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

France Hospitality Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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France Hospitality Market Analysis

The Hospitality Industry in France Market size is estimated at USD 20.82 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 22.48 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 1.55% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

After an unprecedented year in 2020 due to COVID-19, 2021 marked the slow recovery of hotel industry performances toward their pre-crisis levels in France. Several phases were identified, with the first half of the year still very much affected by COVID restrictions, followed by the second period of clear improvement, driven by the coastal regions and the French province from the summer onwards, and finally, a gradual recovery in Paris at the end of the year. Overall, the French hotel industry closed in 2021 with a 43% drop in turnover compared to 2019.

The French hotel sector performance indicators continued to improve during 2022, confirming the positive trend observed for the entire first quarter of 2022. Although still down from the March 2019 performance, occupancy increased eight points compared to February 2022, reaching 56%. RevPAR also showed a slight increase during March 2022, but it remains down 3% from 2019 performance. Only the average revenue per room rented confirmed its increase compared to 2019, posting an 8% increase to EUR 95 (USD 101.3) in March 2022.

While encouraging for the coming months and the sector's recovery, this upward trend is likely to be impacted by continued inflation, rising wages, and energy prices due, in particular, to the war in Ukraine.

France has large leading international hotel groups such as Accor and Louvre. But unlike in many countries, 83 percent of the French hotels between one and four stars (60 percent in Paris) are independent with less financial backing and profitability. They belong either to individuals or to special-purpose vehicles, set up for individual tax exemption schemes. Ninety-three percent of the bookings go through online tourism agencies ('OTAs') and this system is favorable for both large groups and independent hotels.

France Hospitality Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the France Hospitality Market according to our research experts:

Growing Occupancy Rate and RevPAR in Paris is Driving the Market

The overall Paris hotel market recorded a 4% compound annual growth rate in RevPAR between 2009 and 2019, mainly driven by an increase in average rates due to the increasing share of international guests and the move further upmarket of Paris's hotel supply.

Parisian hotels recorded an above-average occupancy rate compared to the regions and the French Riviera, reaching 71% during March 2022, but the gap to 2019 remained significant (-9%).

The average price also increased to EUR 164 (USD 175), up 7% compared to 2019. It was strongly boosted by Luxury and Palaces hotels, which recorded a 23% increase in their GCR. However, revenue remained down across all categories except Luxury and Palaces and stood at EUR 116 (USD 124).

France Hospitality Market: RevPAR, in EUR, Paris, 2015-2021

Increasing Number of Tourists Boosting the Market

According to the latest Atout France business climate report, France did better than its European neighbors in 2021. The differences between the tourism numbers in France in 2019 and the present have been narrowing month by month. Regarding international revenues, France remains the European leader ahead of Spain and Italy. Cumulatively over the first 11 months of 2021, international tourism receipts amounted to EUR 31.4 billion (USD 33.5 billion), compared to EUR 26 billion (USD 27.7 billion) in Spain and EUR 20.6 billion (USD 22 billion) in Italy. The difference from 2019 is -40.4% in France, compared to -61.4% in Spain and -50.9% in Italy, reflecting better tourism resilience in France.

The volume of commercial tourist nights for domestic customers was up by 12.6% compared to 2020 (cumulative over the first 11 months) and down by only -7.5% compared to 2019. Compared to 2020, all destinations have seen an increase in domestic overnight stays, except mountain areas, due to the closure of the ski slopes.

France Hospitality Market: Number of Inbound Foreign Tourist Arrivals in France, in Millions, 2015 - 2021

France Hospitality Industry Overview

Domestic and other European brands largely dominate France's hospitality industry, which also has a high volume of international brands. AccorHotels is the leading player in the industry and holds a very diversified portfolio, from the budget segment to the luxury segment, followed by the Louvre Hotel Group and B&B Hotels. However, with technological advancement and service innovation, domestic to international companies are increasing their market presence.

France Hospitality Market Leaders

  1. AccorHotels

  2. Louvre Hotels Group

  3. B&B Hotels

  4. Brit Hotels

  5. Best Western Hotels & Resorts

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

France Hospitality Market Concentration
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France Hospitality Market News

  • On May 27, 2022, ELLE announced its debut into the hospitality world with the launch of Elle Hospitality, which comprises two boutique concepts, Maison ELLE and ELLE Hotel, ELLE is owned by the French Lagardere Group and has its headquarters in Paris.
  • On November 9, 2021, Accor partnered with the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. Under the terms of the deal, the hotel giant will offer services to athletes and the media in their respective villages. The hotel group will also leverage its operational experience in major sporting events by providing an innovative digital hotel booking platform for Paris 2024.

France Hospitality Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    5. 4.5 Leading Cities in France with Respect to the Number of Visitors

    6. 4.6 Investments (Real Estate, FDI, and Others) in the Hospitality Industry

    7. 4.7 Insights into the Revenue Flows from the Accommodation and Food and Beverage Sectors

    8. 4.8 Insights on Current Trends and Innovations in the Hospitality Industry

    9. 4.9 Insights into the Impact of Shared Living Spaces on the Hospitality Industry

    10. 4.10 Effects of Other Economic Contributors on the Hospitality Industry

    11. 4.11 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Chain Hotels

      2. 5.1.2 Independent Hotels

    2. 5.2 By Segment

      1. 5.2.1 Budget and Economy Hotels

      2. 5.2.2 Mid and Upper Mid-scale Hotels

      3. 5.2.3 Luxury Hotels

      4. 5.2.4 Service Apartments


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 AccorHotels

      2. 6.2.2 Louvre Hotels Group

      3. 6.2.3 B&B Hotels

      4. 6.2.4 Brit Hotel Groupe

      5. 6.2.5 Oceania Hotels

      6. 6.2.6 Best Western Hotels & Resorts

      7. 6.2.7 Marriott/Starwood

      8. 6.2.8 IHG

      9. 6.2.9 Choice

      10. 6.2.10 Disneyland Hotels & Resorts*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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France Hospitality Industry Segmentation

The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, food and drink service, event planning, theme parks, travel, and tourism. It includes hotels, tourism agencies, restaurants, and bars. This market is segmented by Type (Chain Hotels and Independent Hotels) and by Segment (Budget and Economy Hotels, Mid and Upper Mid-scale Hotels, Luxury Hotels, and Service Apartments). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

By Type
Chain Hotels
Independent Hotels
By Segment
Budget and Economy Hotels
Mid and Upper Mid-scale Hotels
Luxury Hotels
Service Apartments
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France Hospitality Market Research FAQs

The France Hospitality Market size is expected to reach USD 20.82 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 1.55% to reach USD 22.48 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the France Hospitality Market size is expected to reach USD 20.82 billion.

AccorHotels, Louvre Hotels Group, B&B Hotels, Brit Hotels and Best Western Hotels & Resorts are the major companies operating in the France Hospitality Market.

In 2023, the France Hospitality Market size was estimated at USD 20.5 billion. The report covers the France Hospitality Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the France Hospitality Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Hospitality in France Industry Report

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Hospitality Industry in France Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)