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AICR Congress Paris – 2017

2017 was an exciting year for Paris: indeed, the city of lights has been chosen to host the annual AICR International Congress.

We welcomed Front Office Managers and Hotel Managers from across the world to our beautiful city.

For this occasion, the organizing committee worked hard to offer a truly wonderful and unique Parisian experience. Paris is full of surprises and so was the program that was prepared.

The AICR Family celebrated friendship, tradition, innovation and the passion for the hospitality universe.


AICR Congress Paris 2017

François Lenne
Head of organising committee
AICR Paris 2017

AICR Congress Paris


The AICR Congress Paris took place from 22 to 26 February 2017 included educational workshops, social events, sightseeing as well as the “Receptionist of the Year Competition”.

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Attendees experienced the history and tradition of Paris. Discover Paris in a different way, through fun facts & figures on the Eiffel Tower, the Catacombes, the Paris Métro, bridges across the Seine.

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Paris – The City of Lights is forever renewing itself, expanding its offer and constantly improving its services to satisfy the expectations of its guests.

A city for culture, a city for love, a city for pleasure and entertainment…everything for you to enjoy a great stay!

Paris is famous for its artistic, historic and cultural heritage but the city is also a trendsetter, innovative and dynamic. The sheer number of inaugurations such as the completion of the “Canopée” (a nature inspired canopy) in the “Halles” district or the Louis Vuitton foundation illustrate this dynamism.

An extensive variety of guided tours or alternative visits will enable you to discover unexpected aspects of the city and an abundance of exceptional places to visit; chateaux and gardens, museums, theme parks, etc.

No trip to Paris is complete without a taste of French cuisine; from gastronomical starred restaurants and traditional brasseries to contemporary restaurants and trendy food trucks, not forgetting the numerous “bistronimique” addresses and the blending culinary influences from all around the globe.

Paris can claim to be the Capital of shopping. The department stores (such as the Galeries Lafayette) are renowned worldwide as are French historic and luxury brands and many young designers.

Magical, eternal, surprising, romantic…adjectives are not lacking to describe beautiful Paris!

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