Mercure Lille Airport Hotel… synonymous with the culture of hospitality
Ever since Welcome to the Sticks—a smash hit French movie that came out in 2008—the people of northern France have enjoyed the reputation of being friendly, good-natured, and welcoming. A visit to the Mercure Lille Airport Hotel proves that reputation is well deserved! This four-star hotel has a welcoming atmosphere, seamlessly professional staff, and excellent facilities for meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions. All of which makes it the ideal destination for a “bleisure*” seminar!
The tone is set from the moment you arrive… The staff has been waiting to welcome you! The reception clerk comes to you for a quick and efficient check-in with a smile. You will also have the chance to enjoy the many facilities offered by the Mercure Lille Airport Hotel, such as two restaurants, a bar, a “Ch’ti boutique” selling products from the local region, a spa, and more!
But let’s start with the foyer, which was recently renovated in the ducasse style. And who or what is ducasse, you may be wondering? It is a local word meaning “fun fair”. You can find hints of that theme in the breezy and playful decor: columns shaped like bowling pins, armchairs suspended like on a carousel, an extra-large foosball table… And it is not just for playing, you can get some work done there too since the tables are equipped with Internet connections.
Make life easier for yourself…
Each seminar has its own requirements. The Mercure Lille Airport Hotel understands that and adapts its facilities to your needs: a private entrance, decorations in your brand’s colours, a dedicated catering service near the conference rooms… Whatever you need, the staff and a reliable network of local partners will be happy to arrange it.
Your teams will love the ambience in the hotel’s bar and two restaurants. When it comes to meals, do you prefer to sit back and savour an elaborate dish? Then opt for La Flamme, and perhaps an outdoor table if the sun is shining. Are you on a tighter schedule? Then opt for the Bistro, where the meals served are simple and quick but of uncompromisingly high quality. Both restaurants serve home-made meals made with excellent fresh products from the local region.
… and make your meetings easier too!
215 rooms, 100 of which are “twin” rooms with two large beds. And no room is smaller than 25 sq. m.! 1,000 sq. m. dedicated to meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions… The Mercure Lille Airport Hotel has everything you need to make your event a success! The nine conference rooms vary in size from 55 sq. m. to 250 sq. m. Five of them can be combined to have an area encompassing 720 sq. m., which can be laid out in multiple configurations. And if the weather is fine, why not take your break in the garden?
If you hear one of your colleagues say “see you in five minutes at the Roubaix swimming pool”… Don’t worry, there is no teleportation involved! It is just that each conference room is named after one of the region’s iconic cultural sites. So within the confines of the hotel, you can go to the Sébastopol theatre, the Lille opera house, the Folie de Wazemmes, and more. All the conference rooms are equipped with a combined screen/video projector. The smallest of the videoconferencing rooms, the Lam room, has the latest video and sound equipment for hybrid meetings.
The hotel’s newest conference space is the Orangerie, located in the garden. This immaculate marquee is heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer, with 450 sq. m. of floorspace and 50 sq. m. for catering. If the weather is fine, the surrounding terrace can be used to open up an even larger space, making room for 600 guests in a cocktail party set-up.
Amid a warm atmosphere
A host of team-building activities can be found just a stone’s throw from the hotel. From escape rooms to free-fall simulators to axe-throwing, there is a wide variety to choose from. No time to venture outside? Then take a seat in the bar, where major sporting events are shown on the big screen.
Lille is at the crossroads of Paris, London, Brussels… and the Mercure Lille Airport Hotel is only 20 minutes by car from the Flanders and Europe train stations. It is also just two minutes from the airport, but without any noise disturbance. So don’t delay! Come and try a waffle from the Ch’ti Boutique and enjoy the warm, welcoming atmosphere! For the past 30 years, 900 people have been gathering at this hotel every year to celebrate Christmas together, and you will soon understand why!
* Contraction of business and leisure. Get your business done while having fun!