- Ideally located on the hill of Fourvière, this hotel affords unique views over Lyon and is just steps from the city center and its famous landmarks.
- Inspired by Fourvière’s antiquarian heritage but still resolutely contemporary, the hotel’s interiors are the work of three iconic French designers.
- The roman baths with its 20-meter long indoor pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness room is an oasis of tranquility for the body and the soul.
- Away from the tourist crowd, above the city on Fourvière Hill, settled by the Romans around 43 BC.
- Culture lovers gather on summer nights for concerts and theatre performances at the open-air Théâtre Romain (Roman Theatre) – just around the corner from Villa Maïa – during Les Nuits de Fourvière.
- The chintzy Fourvière Basilica and top station of a funicular linking Fourvière with Vieux Lyon are 10 minutes’ walk uphill; Lyon’s Unesco-protected old town is 15 minutes downhill.
- This is the flagship project of the Maïa group, raved about for awfully good reason.
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- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
A wonderful panoramic view of the city and Fourvière hill awaits you. Take the quaint Metro line C, which was formerly a cable car line, until croix Rousse Station, and walk 5 min to Montée de la grande Côte.
Oldest 3-star Michelin restaurant of the world. Temple of the classical French cooking created by the worldwide famous chef Paul Bocuse; Telephone: (+33-4) 72 42 90 90; Address: 50 rue de la Plage, Collonges-au-Mont D’or.
Traditionnal Bouchon Lyonnais. Curnonsky, the most famous food critic of the 20th century named Lyon “World Capital of Gastronomy”! Be assured that if he had been able to push the door of the Poêlon d’Or, he would have named Lyon “the Capital of Gastronomy of the Universe.”
Out of Villa Maïa which was built on the remains of a Roman Villa, take a stroll through time in the UNESCO world heritage neighborhood. Discover Antique Roman theaters, an impressive Basilica, a Cathedral from the middle age and the second most extensive Renaissance area in the world.o make the stay of his little guests as pleasant as yours. Special menus with everything they like, connecting rooms to make life easier for families. Kid-friendly at heart, Barrière Hotel Les Neiges makes beautiful snowy memories for every stay.
Known as the Petit Louvre, this institution houses the second most extensive collection of Art in France in a former Benedictin covent of the 17th century. Its collections range from ancient Egypt antiquities to the modern art period; Telephone: (+33-4) 72 10 17 40. Address: 20 place des Terreaux.
Lyon was famed for it’s silk-weaving industry and the tradition continues to this days. What is a more elegant souvenir than a silk scarf. Address: 33 rue Romarin.
Science center and anthropology museum with a deconstructivist architectural design which opened on December 2014. Located at the southern tip of the Presqu’île at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône. Telephone: (+33-4) 28 38 12 12; Address: 86 quai Perrache.
Re-designed by the distinguished French architect, Jean Nouvel, it has been elected Best Opera House in the world in 2017. The style is essentially Italian with a horseshoe-shaped auditorium and tiers of boxes. Telephone: (+33-4) 72 00 45 00; Address: 1 place de la comédie.
Let yourself be driven to Beaune and on the wine road through villages such as Pommard, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet.
Villa Maïa blends the warmth of a sumptuous hotel and the refinement of a grand establishment. Opened in March 2017 on the historic site of the Antiquaille, it is perched on Fourvière hill, with views over Lyon and the distinctive architecture of its buildings. United in a quest for aesthetics and perfection, interior decorator Jacques Grange, noted architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, and acclaimed garden and landscape artist Louis Benech, collaborated to bring this exceptional hotel to life. Connoisseurs of subtle design will appreciate the guest rooms and suites, done in shades of grey, beige and cream, livened up with colorful notes, while a scent created in Grasse exclusively for the hotel leaves an elegant signature.
To complete the experience, the majestic 20-meter swimming pool and generously sized well-being spaces will transport you to a realm of serenity. Staff in fashionable sand-coloured suits are discreet, gracious and substantially more than five-star flawless. The concierge receives guests in a salon with totem-pole art installation by Parisian sculptor Guy de Rougemont. Board games and lifestyle books fill the library, and reception has laptops to borrow. Les Thermes, with Roman-like arched windows overlooking the hotel’s meditative courtyard garden, is an oasis of serenity with its 20-metre-long indoor pool, Porsche of a whirlpool tub, sauna and steam room.
The 37 sublime rooms cocoon guests in a soft palette of cream, taupe and oatmeal, complimented by Carrara marble and smoky glass mouth-blown by La Verrière de Saint-Just – two luxurious materials found throughout the hotel. Walls lined in Japanese straw and pale custom-made furniture hint at retro Art Deco. The sweeping 180-degree city panorama from most rooms is utterly magical, as is the dazzling photographic artwork by Parisian artist Charles Maze above each bed. Marble and nickel bathrooms have automatic heated floors and towel rail, mirror-embedded televisions and remote-controlled Japanese toilets. Bespoke toiletries by Louis Benech are scented with carnations, irises, bitter almond and other fragrant blooms evocative of the Zen hotel garden he designed.
Double Room Garden View
Rooms from 30 to 35sqm offer a private terrace with a garden view. Size bed 180x200cm or 200x200cm, twin bed available on request. Rooms/facilities for disabled on request. Breakfast included. Free minibar (excl. alcohol). Bathrooms with a shower and/or a tub. Access to 20m indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, fitness room. Free Wifi, USB connection, TV HD & radio/music, free video on demand.
Double Room City View
Rooms from 30 to 35sqm offer a private terrace with a city view. Size bed 180x200cm or 200x200cm, twin bed available on request. Breakfast included. Free courtesy minibar (excl. alcohol). Bathrooms with a shower and/or a tub. Access to 20m indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness room. Free Wifi, USB connection, TV HD & radio/music, free video on demand.
Suite City View
Suites from 60 to 65sqm offer a living room, dressing, a private terrace with a city view. Size bed 180x200cm or 200x200cm, twin bed available on request. Breakfast included. Free minibar (excl. alcohol). Bathrooms with tub and shower and hidden mirror TV. Access to 20m indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, fitness room. Free Wifi, USB connection, TV HD & radio/music, free video on demand.
Apartment City View
Apartment of 100sqm offers a separated bedroom, a living and dining room, a dressing and a private terrace with city view King Size bed 200x200cm, twin bed available on request. Breakfast included Free minibar. Free private garage. Bathroom with tub and shower. Access to 20m indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, fitness room Free Wifi, USB connection, TV HD & radio/music, free video on demand.
Breakfast, served in the garden in warm weather, is a gourmet feast of artisan bread, croissants, organic jams and sweet brioche sprinkled with pink Lyonnais praline. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles and French toast are cooked to order. Têtedoie (lunch and dinner menus from €45/£40 or €68/£60) is the gastronomic temple of Michelin-starred chef Christian Têtedoie, known for his seasonal and locally sourced, modern French cuisine. The 180-degree panorama of Lyon and the Alps is as extraordinary as the dining experience. For more casual dining with the same incredible view, Têtedoie cooks up shared tapas dishes (€9/£8) in its Phosphore bar à vin and plancha cuisine in its seasonal rooftop restaurant, La Terrasse de l’Antiquaille (three-course menu €45/£40). The hotel bar, dominated by a pop art panel by British artist Peter Gee, invites guests to create their own craft cocktail.
The restaurant Têtedoie stands out as a major place of the gastronomy in Lyon. The resolutely contemporary architecture of the building comes along with a smart and purified design. Come and discover a cooking full of feelings, inspired by the rhythm of the seasons, the nature and the beauty of products. Elected “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (Top Chef) at 35 and President of the Maïtres Cuisiniers de France, Christian Têtedoie, schooled in the Bocuse tradition, hosts epicureans in his “Têtedoie”.
Brasserie of the Gourmet restaurant Têtedoie, La Terrasse de l`Antiquaille offers an estivale version of the cuisine of Christian Têtedoie, a fresh kitchen “a la plancha”.
Located beside the Gastronomic Restaurant, this wine-bar offers an original and warm “bistronomic” version of the kitchen of Christian Têtedoie. This is a place where guests can share moments in all simplicity in an original and warm atmosphere. The amateurs can find here a wide selection of wines by the glass or in bottle. The menu is inspired by the cooking of the market, the tapas, the terrines, small boards of cold meat, cheeses and pastries.
And if you’re seeking an oasis, you’ll find that the spa will hit all the right notes. Cushioned chaise loungers face the panoramic windows, framing the garden with the help of the exterior limestone arches, and allowing natural sunlight to bathe the space. It’s an idyllic place for some rest and relaxation, especially after you’ve spent an entire day roaming around Lyon.
There’s a small hammam and steam room, but the pièce de résistance is the 65-foot heated pool.
The ancient vaults revisit the art of Roman baths. A Pompeian ceiling, walls in vibrations of plaster supported by big marble columns. To reach the majestic 20-meters long indoor swimming pool, a sublime black and white chessboard marble floor. The Spa has also a Jacuzzi, a steam room and a sauna for you to unwind and relax after a long day of walking. Cushioned chaise loungers face the panoramic windows, framing the garden with the help of the exterior limestone arches, and allowing natural sunlight – a place out of time imagined by Jacques Grange.