Group news

16 January 2018 - Finance

Revenue

Q1 2017-2018

Revenue up 5.4% in Q1 2017/2018

11 January 2018 - Brands

Partnership Area and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs

Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs renews confidence in Areas’ catering solutions for its Center Parcs domains.
This 14-year contract now covers the management of catering activities and food outlets of all existing Center Parcs sites in France and Germany, as well as projects under development.

An award for PVCP China Real Estate Brokerage

"The Most Valuable Brand of Overseas Property Investment institution"

 
 

PVCP China Real Estate Brokerage awarded the prize for "The Most Valuable Brand of Overseas Property Investment institution" at China Real Estate Annual Summit on December 19, 2017. 

This award is delivered by Yicai, the No.1 Financial media in China.  PVCP China Real Estate Brokerage is the only one company of overseas property investment who received this award.

PVCP China Real Estate Brokerage aims to market PVCP Group's European properties as well as sites that are developed in China to Chinese and Asian investors. It also ensures the commercial prospection on the Chinese territory and the development and the demonstration of distribution networks.

22 November 2017 - Finance

Results full year

2016/2017

  • Revenue up 5.8%.
  • Current operating profit up 53%, excluding non-recurring costs during the year for Villages Nature Paris.
  • Positive momentum in tourism businesses and numerous developments, in France and abroad.

08 November 2017 - Sustainable Development

A Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2017 prize for Villages Nature® Paris

Best Initiative in Sustainable Development and Social Responsability

 
 

First European tourism eco-destination designed by Euro Disney S.C.A and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs groups, Villages Nature® Paris awarded the prize for the "Best Initiative in Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility" during the award ceremony of Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2017 on Wednesday 8th November in Paris. 
Picked by an international advisory board, Villages Nature® Paris was designated the winner out for its exemplary position favouring sustainable development. Villages Nature® Paris is implementing a comprehensive and original approach to the tourism sector, based on the Sustainable Action Plan that includes 10 targets defined by the "One Planet Living" methodology drawn up by the non-governmental organisation, Bioregional. This methodology is based on four action levers: construction of efficient buildings, maximising use of renewable energies including geothermal energy, favouring low-carbon materials for building works and facilitating access via public transport.
This exemplary innovation is recognised and praised by the hotel industry at the 2017 Worldwide Hospitality Awards today.

12 October 2017 - Finance

Turnover

Q4 2016-2017


2016/2017 revenue up 5.8%

10 October 2017 - Brands

Villages Nature® Paris

Euro Disney S.C.A. and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs open the premier European eco-tourism destination

October 10, 2017, Euro Disney S.C.A. and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs opened Villages Nature Paris. The ceremony was attended by Jean-Baptiste LEMOYNE, State secretary to the Minister of Europe and of Foreign Affairs, and Valérie PECRESSE, President of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France.

Villages Nature® Paris
Villages Nature® Paris
The Villages Nature Paris project was born in 2003, and is the product of a vision shared by two leaders in tourism, and based on harmony between Man and Nature.

Just 32 km from Paris and 6 km from Disneyland® Paris, Villages Nature Paris is a destination for short- and medium-term stays, all year long.
Measuring 120 hectares, the first development includes 868 apartments and cottages and 5 interactive universes to explore and relax.   Villages Nature Paris leads a pioneering and complete approach to sustainable tourism, through its Sustainable Action Plan. This includes ten targets with timelines, inspired by the One Planet Living methodology developed by BioRegional.    

“By combining innovation and sustainability, we have helped to write a new page in the tourism of the future.” Catherine Powell, Présidente of Euro Disney S.A.S.  
“Villages Nature Paris is proof of the shared desire of Euro Disney and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs to contribute to making France more attractive than ever” Gérard Brémond, CEO of the Pierre & Vacances - Center Parcs Group.

12 July 2017 - Finance

Turnover

Q3 2016-2017


Growth of 3.8% in Q3 2016/2017 revenue

16 June 2017 - Group

PVCP confirms development potential in China and the forthcoming construction of the first tourism destinations.

 

Jixian site
Jixian site
Following the strategic partnership agreements concluded in November 2015 between HNA Tourism and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs and the creation of the HNA PV Tourism Company Limited joint-venture in June 2016, the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group confirms development potential in China and the forthcoming construction of the first tourism destinations.

In a press release, the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group announces:
  • the launch of Sunparks and Pierre & Vacances tourism brands in China
  • a letter of intent signed with Chongli Thaiwoo Lifestyle Properties Co., Ltd.for the development of a resort in the Thaiwoo ski station
  • the signing of definitive agreements for the construction of four resorts in China

30 May 2017 - Finance

First-half results

2016/2017


  • First-half results affected by heightened seasonal factors in the tourism and property development businesses and costs associated with the delivery of Villages Nature;
  • Target confirmed for sharp growth in full-year current operating income excluding costs for Villages Nature over the year.

19 April 2017 - Finance

Revenue

First half of FY 2016-2017


First half 2016/2017 revenue up 5%

17 January 2017 - Finance

Turnover

Q1 2016-2017


Revenue up 9% in Q1 2016/2017

23 November 2016 - Finance

Results full year

2015/2016


  • Current operating income up 52%, benefiting from robust growth in the contribution from tourism activities (x 4).
  • Cash generation of almost €50 million.  

13 October 2016 - Finance

Turnover

Q4 2015-2016


  • Revenue from tourism businesses up 5% over the year
  • Property development turnover in line with the phasing of programmes
  • Sharp growth in property reservations 

20 September 2016

The Center Parcs Naturall plan

 
 
In 2016, Center Parcs committed to a new sustainable development policy called the Naturall plan, which aims to take care of all of us and nature.

Center Parcs’ ambition is to limit its environmental impact as much as possible by implementing concrete initiatives on a daily basis in its villages for our present and future customers, colleagues and local partners.

Our brand has committed to solid, statistical objectives for 2020, which include:
- Contributing to action against climate change by reducing our energy consumption by 20%
- Reducing our impact on natural resources by decreasing our water usage by 20%
- Improving waste management by sorting and recycling 50% of our rubbish  

16 September 2016 - Brands

FRENCH BUSINESS TRAVELLERS: A SNAPSHOT

Aparthotels Adagio® has unveiled the results of its May 2016 study in partnership with IFOP.

 
 

What are the expectations of today’s business travellers? 57.5% of long-stay business travellers are men, 54% of whom are managers looking for a professional, friendly establishment that provides quick access to Wi-Fi (71%), public transport such as underground trains, buses and taxis (45%), and fitness and relaxation facilities, like a gym or pool (25%).  
This study is one in a series led by Aparthotels Adagio® every year to monitor how French professionals’ expectations for their work trips are evolving and to identify the issues and upcoming trends in a sector undergoing significant change.  
This second study looks specifically at the defining characteristics, expectations and habits of French long-stay business travellers.

12 September 2016 - Brands

Spa-A Quality Charter accreditation

 
 
The Deep Nature Spas at the Amara Pierre & Vacances Premium residence in Avoriaz and at Center Parcs Bois aux Daims in Vienne received Spa-A Quality Charter accreditation on 12 September 2016 based on the voluntary commitments they have made.
This quality label is awarded by Spa-A, the spa experts’ association, as part of its sustainable quality strategy.

The Spa-A Quality Charter was set up in partnership with Excel Place, a body specialised in auditing quality in luxury hotels. It measures against 50 criteria and is based on five key focuses:
  • Taking care of customers
  • Providing and administering treatments
  • Equipment and premises
  • Products
  • Environmental protection  

This accreditation reflects the two spas’ genuine commitment to excellence.

22 August 2016 - Sustainable Development

Certified environmentally friendly cleaning products at Center Parcs

 
 
As part of its environmental strategy, Center Parcs has committed to using products that have been officially accredited as environmentally friendly to clean its villages.

For over 10 years, Center Parcs has worked with Herli to modify the components used in its cleaning products. The result? High-quality supplies that meet the brand’s quality standards and help preserve the environment.

This partnership is a real example of how Center Parcs is implementing its commitment to environmental protection.

22 August 2016 - Brands

86 sites recommended by HolidayCheck 2016

 
 

In 2016, 43 Pierre & Vacances residences, 14 Pierre & Vacances Premium residences, 8 Pierre & Vacances villages, 4 Maeva residences, 16 Center Parcs villages and 1 Sunparks village were recommended by HolidayCheck, Germany’s biggest travel, holiday and hotel review website.  

Now that consumers prepare their holidays online, the opinions posted by internet users have a huge impact on where they decide to stay. We have won this distinction for the warm welcome we extend to our guests and for the care and attention we pay to the PVCP Group’s sites, particularly in terms of their cleanliness, atmosphere, activities and catering.

26 July 2016 - Sustainable Development

Corporate Social Responsibility at the heart of our development in China

 
 

In November 2015, the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs and HNA Tourism Groups concluded strategic partnership agreements for developing Center Parcs and Pierre & Vacances tourist concepts in China.
In this video, Thierry Hellin (Deputy Managing Director) and Marie Balmain (Sustainable Development Director - CSR) highlight China's growing awareness regarding the need to create projects better integrated in their regions, that contribute to more responsible development and growth.
The PVCP Group's know-how regarding sustainable development therefore coincides perfectly with the new-found expectations of Chinese people.

12 July 2016 - Finance

Turnover

Q3 2015-2016


Q3 2015/2016 revenue up 8.3%, resulting from high growth in property development revenue and a further increase in tourism business.

04 July 2016 - Group

PARTNERSHIP HNA Tourism and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs


Following the partnership agreements concluded in November 2015 between HNA Tourism  Group and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group, today, 4 July 2016, the two Groups have simultaneously inaugurated the joint venture, HNA PV Tourism Company Ltd in Beijing, at which letters of intent concerning the acquisition of three plots of land were signed, and signed a memorandum of understanding for distribution of the European offer of Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs in China, in the presence of WANG Jian, Chairman of HNA Group and Gérard BREMOND, Chairman and CEO of the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group.

30 June 2016 - Sustainable Development

Pierre & Vacances' Sustainable Development commitments

Preparing the season


Since 2012, the Group's Sustainable Development policy has aimed at reducing our environmental footprint, becoming a responsible employer and a sustainable economic partner for regions, and turning holidays into an opportunity to reconnect with nature.  
In support of these energy management, waste sorting and valued local stakeholder commitments, the Pierre & Vacances brand undertook a certain number of actions in its residences and holiday villages. For instance, water-saving systems have been installed on all the sites, waste sorting bags are available in all Clef Verte-labelled residences, and the launch of the application "Les aventures d'Happyz" enables families to start an interactive treasure hunt whilst discovering the local heritage.

27 June 2016 - Sustainable Development

The ISO 14001 standards highlight the Group's Sustainable Development commitment


One of Center Parcs' commitments is to preserve nature whilst limiting its environmental footprint during the creation and construction of its Villages.  
Center Parcs has been certified ISO 14001 since 1999. It is the first European company in the tourist industry to receive this certification. All Center Parcs Villages and the head office are now certified.  
The International Standard Organisation ISO 14001 standard certifies the compliance of a management system with continuous improvement rules and helps control an organisation's impact on the environment.   This standard makes it possible to deploy and support the Safety, Hygiene and Environment (SH&E) management system, through 4 virtuous principles: planning, doing, checking and acting.  

Complying with the ISO 14001 standard leads to:
  • A better assessment of our impact on the environment.
  • Compliance with regulations in force, whilst anticipating any changes.
  • Continuous improvement of all SH&E practices.  

More than ever, Center Parcs has placed the environment at the heart of its priorities and actions, by adopting a determined, transparent and innovative approach.

22 June 2016 - Group

Happy@Work, the employee satisfaction improvement programme

 

 
 
In 2014, the Group created an internal satisfaction survey entitled "Happy@Work", whereby employees can identify the company's strong points and areas for improvement. 63% of employees responded. Once the results had been studied, action plans were implemented to improve the employees' well-being within the Group, either on-site or at the head office.  

On the agenda: new communication methods combining meetings and digital supports, the promotion of training courses and talent-enhancing actions, new work and relaxation equipment, etc.

11 June 2016 - Brands

PIERRE & VACANCES

76 of the Group's sites are awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence

 
 
This year, 76 of the Group's sites have been rewarded with a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, i.e. 20 more than in 2015. This distinction rewards establishments that offer long-lasting and high-quality service, and have obtained constantly excellent traveller reviews on TripAdvisor throughout the past year.
Below is a list of the Group's sites that won the 2016 Certificate of Excellence:
  • 4 Center Parcs Holiday Villages
  • 42 Pierre & Vacances residences
  • 19 Pierre & Vacances premium residences
  • 11 Maeva residences

01 June 2016 - Brands

PIERRE & VACANCES

A new residence in Spain

Comarruga Residence
Comarruga Residence
Located on the Costa Dorada in the Comarruga seaside resort, just 1 hour away from Barcelona airport, the Comarruga residence has opened its doors for the 2016 summer season.
This waterfront residence has direct access to the sandy beach.
Its 71 renovated apartments, with between 1 and 3 bedrooms, have panoramic views over the sea. The residence has an outdoor pool and is surrounded by green spaces.
Comarruga is an ideal destination for sporty holidays thanks to the many activities on offer (horse riding centre, wellness centre, nautical club, karting, tennis courts, etc).

01 June 2016 - Brands

Sports Day: the biggest sporting event of the year!

Sportsday
Sportsday
In May 2016, the Vossemeren Center Parcs village in Belgium hosted our annual Sports Day, the PVCP Group’s in-house sports competition. More than 1,300 colleagues travelled from Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands to take part in a dozen sports tournaments organised around the theme, “The Ultimate Dance Battle”.
This iconic Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs event brings staff together and gives everyone a chance to enjoy some sporting fun!

The organisation of this European event reflected the professionalism of the Center Parcs teams and demonstrated the expertise of the market leader in short-stay trips.

26 May 2016 - Brands

Villages Nature Paris explained by Thierry Huau

 
 

Located just 6 km away from Disneyland ® Paris, in the Seine-et-Marne department, Village Nature Paris is a brand new eco-tourism destination, developed jointly with Euro Disney S.C.A. It will offer an all-new experience based on interaction with nature.  

In the webseries "Villages Nature Paris explained by Thierry Huau", the landscape architect and artistic co-designer of the project presents the key elements of this tourism concept, which is highly innovative with regards sustainable family tourism.  


For subtitles in your language, click on "Paramètres" (Settings) > click on "Sous-titres" (Sub-titles) > activate the English subtitles > then choose "Traduire automatiquement" (Translate automatically) > select your language.

25 May 2016 - Finance

H1 results

2015/2016


Growth in first-half earnings.
  • Current operating result up 14.5%, driven by a significant improvement in the contribution from tourism activities (+20%),
  • Net result up 14.5%
  • Sharp decline in net debt (-€57 million relative to 31 March 2015)

09 May 2016 - Brands

PIERRE & VACANCES

Pierre & Vacances unveils its surprising, offbeat new advertising campaign

 
 
On 9 May 2016, Pierre & Vacances launched its new TV campaign and unveiled its “Heureux, Ensemble” (Happy, Together) signature.
The “family tribe” in Pierre & Vacances’ 30-second advert reflects the modern family. The campaign humorously recounts all kinds of holiday stories, from the ones we’ve experienced to those we could have had, those which resonate with us and those closest to our hearts.
The campaign is a chance for the brand to show off its identity as a group with a close connection to modern families’ lives, adapted to their new needs and lifestyles.

27 April 2016 - Strategy

PIERRE & VACANCES-CENTER PARCS STEPS UP THE DEVELOPMENT OF MAEVA.COM WITH THE ACQUISITION OF "LA FRANCE DU NORD AU SUD"

This acquisition will enable Maeva.com to extend its tourism product offering and boost its ramp-up, by providing a unique and fully integrated offer ranging from apartment and home management to their optimised marketing and on-site operation.
Maeva.com becomes the only player to offer property owners a turn-key solution in rental management and distribution.  
Via this acquisition, Maeva.com is participating actively in expanding the holiday rental digital platform sector.

14 April 2016 - Finance

Turnover

First half 2015-2016


  • Turnover from tourism business up 9.6%, driven by faster growth in the second quarter of the year (+12.6%) 
  • Evolution of property development turnover in line with provisional phasing
  • Property reservations higher than in the first half of 2014/2015  

07 April 2016 - Brands

ADAGIO APARTHOTELS® IN MALAKOFF

A new urban residence in Ile-de-France

Adagio Aparthotels®in Malakoff
Adagio Aparthotels®in Malakoff
Thanks to its newly opened Paris Malakoff-Châtillon Adagio Aparthotels® 4*, the PVCP Group is continuing to develop in the highly promising urban residence market.
In its residential district near shops and public transport links in south-western greater Paris, the aparthotel has 76 modern, spacious, adaptable apartments for 2 or 4 people. Services like Wi-Fi, laundry, the gym, bar and indoor private parking come included or à la carte.
Adagio Aparthotels® are designed for tourists visiting the French capital and business travellers who will love the apartments’ proximity to businesses’ headquarters and Orly airport.

01 April 2016 - Other

7 PVCP Group sites win Travellers’ Choice 2016 awards!

 
 
In 2016, seven of the Group’s sites have been garlanded with Travellers’ Choice awards in the Family Vacations category.
  • Erperheide Center Parcs, Belgium
  • De Kempervennen and Het Meerdal Center Parcs, the Netherlands
  • Pierre & Vacances Premium Arc 1950 Le Village and Les Rives de l’Aure residences, France
  • Pierre & Vacances Premium The Resort Anahita residence, Mauritius
  • Pierre & Vacances Premium Pine Cliffs residence, Portugal
The Travellers’ Choice awards are given out by TripAdvisor every year to the top operators in the tourism sector around the world. They are decided by the comments and ratings left by the TripAdvisor community and highlight accommodation which is considered unmissable in the various categories.These prizes will be a major asset in our efforts to win over future customers. They confirm our positioning in the family sector, and stand as recognition for the customer satisfaction policy which we have placed at the heart of Pierre & Vacances and Center Parcs’ strategies.

10 March 2016 - Group

The Center Parcs App@Work application wins the Learning & Development prize

 
 
On 10 March 2016, Center Parcs’ in-house App@Work app won the Learning & Development prize in Belgium, and was selected as the judging panel’s favourite. The prize is awarded by Stimulearning, a community of professionals in recognition of the most innovative learning and development projects.  

App@Work is a digital magazine which set out into various training and information channels. This collaborative resource can be used to liven up training plans, form links between teams and develop our colleagues’ engagement levels.  

On the photo (left to right): Vera Geebelen (training manager at Center Parcs Europe), Mandy Starmans (general trainer at Center Parcs Europe), Lieke Doornbos (business & training intern at Center Parcs Europe), Erwin Dezeure (HR director at Center Parcs Europe)

07 March 2016 - Brands

PIERRE & VACANCES IS EXPANDING IN EUROPE

23 new residences

Pierre & Vacances premium Ama Resort - Andalusia
Pierre & Vacances premium Ama Resort - Andalusia

Pierre & Vacances is bolstering what it has to offer around the Mediterranean by opening 18 Pierre & Vacances partner residences and 5 premium Pierre & Vacances partner residences:
  • 11 residences in Croatia
  • 5 residences in Italy
  • 6 residences in Portugal
  • 1 residence in Spain

All in all, the Pierre & Vacances brand has 66 destinations in Europe so that it can best meet holidaymakers’ new expectations.

02 February 2016 - Brands

A new urban residence in the Paris region

Adagio Access - Colombes
Adagio Access - Colombes

Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs is continuing to develop its presence in the promising urban residence market and is extending its network in the Paris region.

The Aparthotels Adagio® brand is the product of a joint venture between Accorhotels and the PVCP Group, and is now opening a new Adagio Access in Colombes, near the La Défense area of Paris. It is the brand’s 85th aparthotel in Europe (and the 45th in the Access brand). Colombes La Defense aparthotel has 84 spacious, fitted apartments ranging from 2-person studios to 4-person suites, as well as all-inclusive or optional hotel services such as a gym and launderette.

02 February 2016 - Other

The Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group’s real estate magazine

 
 

The Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group’s real estate subsidiary, Pierre & Vacances Property Investment is publishing the 8th issue of its annual magazine, Bien Chez Vous. The magazine promotes the Group’s range of property and its various investment advantages via articles, interviews and owners’ personal stories.  

This dual language French/English issue includes a special report on the development of the Group’s luxury range, with Pierre & Vacances premium residence projects in Méribel (Hévana) and Deauville (Presqu’île de la Touques). There is also a behind-the-scenes account of the environmentally friendly work being done for Villages Nature Paris, and articles on the advantages of the Pinel property investment laws, business travel and relaxing family holidays.

01 February 2016 - Brands

The mobile app

 
 
The Pierre & Vacances branch is launching its new Planet Pierre & Vacances app for residence and village guests.
It is a real travel companion, making holidays an easier experience for the brand’s customers. It keeps them informed and supports them before, during and after their stay. It also gives them information about the region they are visiting alongside targeted offers.

The app is available on iTunes and Android in French, English, Spanish, German and Dutch.

29 January 2016 - Brands

A new partner residence in Andorra

The Grandvalira resort

Grandvalira resort
Grandvalira resort

Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs is strengthening its presence in Andorra by opening its 5th local residence.
The new Pas de la Casa Princesa partner residence has 70 apartments with 2 to 5 rooms. It is in the heart of Le Pas de la Case village, at the bottom of the pistes of the Grandvalira resort. This is the Pyrenees’ (and southern Europe’s) biggest ski resort, stretching on for over 200km and up to 2640m.

19 January 2016 - Finance

Turnover

Q1 2015-2016


  • Turnover from tourism businesses up 6%
  • Property development business in line with the phasing of property programmes

17 December 2015 - Brands

A new residence at Colmar

La Petite Venise Residence

La Petite Venise Residence
La Petite Venise Residence

After Eguisheim, Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs is opening its second residence in Alsace, La Petite Venise. It is located in Colmar’s historic district and is a great base for discovering the town’s architectural, historic and artistic heritage. It is also a good starting point for anyone doing the Alsace wine route and the mountains of the Vosges region.
This new, architecturally modern destination in stone and slate has 96 contemporary apartments ranging from studios to 2-room suites complete with a décor inspired by Alsace’s local style. The residence also has a heated indoor swimming pool.

15 December 2015 - Other

#ParisWeLoveYou

The Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group supports #ParisWeLoveYou

 
 
Alliance 46.2 launches an institutional solidarity campaign to boost the attractiveness of Paris, tourist gateway to France.

The French government, the City of Paris and 50 companies included - Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group - have already shown their partnership with this campaign by relaying it on their own websites and social networks.

Commenting on the campaign’s launch, the members of Alliance 46.2 stated, “With France planning to accommodate 100 million tourists by 2020, we feel that this solidarity campaign is essential to remind people everywhere that Paris, the tourist gateway to France, remains the city it has always been: the city we love, because it welcomes the world.”

07 December 2015 - Brands

The digital magazine

 
 
Center Parcs is launching an online magazine to support its strong branding. From news to personal experiences, stories and tips, there is a host of information in the Magazine section of www.centerparcs.com.
The magazine centres around the themes of Nature, Togetherness, Adventure and Relaxation and highlights all the things that make guests’ Center Parcs experiences so special, namely the activities, sharing family moments, and the villages’ natural environment.

03 December 2015 - Brands

New PVPI Partners website

PVPI : new online platform
PVPI : new online platform
The Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group’s property subsidiary, which markets the Pierre & Vacances Property Investment, launched a new online platform in November that can be used by all its sales partners.  

They can use it to access an exhaustive range of documents about all the Group’s property schemes, to view available units, track their clients’ applications in real time and see their sales history.

14 December 2015 - Brands

Pierre & Vacances premium, an established player in the Alps.

A new prestigious residence in Méribel.

l'hévana ***** in Méribel
l'hévana ***** in Méribel
The Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs group is pursuing its development in the market for 5-star residences in the mountains and is launching the commercialisation of its new residence - l'hévana 5* - in Méribel, a resort renowned for its ski domain and offering of high-quality facilities.
Designed by the architect Christian Rey-Grange, this Pierre & Vacances premium residence, , has been created in the image of a village whose architecture blends perfectly into its surroundings. The residence offers top-of-the-range facilities : a large restaurant, a snug bar, a cosy tea room with a pleasant terrace, a spa, swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi®.
L'hévana is composed of 95 prestigious apartments, with bay windows opening onto large, wooden balconies. The apartments, designed by the Interior Designer Gilbert Kerdommarec, are like real chalets where the interior design blends Savoy tradition and contemporary design.

01 December 2015 - Brands

The Kids Friendly label

Adagio is creating a 100% family-focused label

New label Adagio for kids and parents
New label Adagio for kids and parents
A recent Aparthotels Adagio study of city break holidaymakers showed that French people now prefer to go away for shorter durations but more frequently – and in particular, with family.

In response to this trend, the Aparthotels Adagio® brand has launched the Kids Friendly label. This 100% family-focused label sets aparthotels apart according to their special geographical location, the family activities they have (especially those tailored to kids) and ease of access.

There is a description of each activity alongside useful information (such as times, locations, prices and languages) and the travel time between the aparthotel and the activity location.  

17 aparthotels currently have the Kids Friendly label (14 in France, 1 in Austria, 1 in Italy and 1 in Germany).  

25 November 2015 - Finance

Results full year

2014/2015


Sharp growth in full-year results
  • Current operating profit up 74%, showing a return to profitability in the tourism businesses
  • Operating cash generation of almost €50 million  

09 November 2015 - Group

Signature of the strategic partnership agreements between Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs and HNA Tourism Groups


Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs and HNA Tourism Groups have signed the strategic partnership agreements that follow the signature of the non-binding Memorandum of Understanding on July 2nd, 2015 in Toulouse (France).These agreements are twofold: firstly, development of Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs concepts in China and secondly, equity investment from HNA Tourism Group into Pierre et Vacances S.A. capital.

15 October 2015 - Finance

Turnover

Q4 2014-2015


Growth in turnover during 2014/2015.

15 September 2015 - Brands

PIERRE & VACANCES IS GOING INTERNATIONAL

11 residences in Mauritius

Mauritius
Mauritius

The Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group is reinforcing its international development strategy with 11 new partner residences in Mauritius. These include 4 Pierre & Vacances residences and 7 Pierre & Vacances premium residences and villas, making for a total of 400 luxury accommodation spaces.
The Pierre & Vacances brand is pursuing its efforts to grow a clientele base looking for 4- to 5-star holiday accommodation.

16 July 2015 - Finance

Turnover

Q3 2014-2015


  • Further growth in tourism businesses in Q3 2014/2015  
  • Property business in line with expected phasing of construction works

02 July 2015 - Group

Non-binding Memorandum of Understanding HNA Tourism - Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group


The Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group (PVCP) and HNA Tourism Group (HNA Tourism) have signed today a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding aimed to form a strategic partnership to develop the PVCP tourism concepts, in China and other Asian markets.

27 May 2015 - Finance

H1 results

2014/2015


Sharp growth in net result (+21%) during first half of the year.

16 April 2015 - Finance

Turnover

First half 2014/2015

First half 2014/2015 turnover growth of nearly 16%.

  • Turnover from the tourism business totalled €476.2 million, up 2.4% relative to H1 2013/2014.  
    Accommodation turnover rose 3.1% to €311.2 million, adjusted for a stock effect (overall impact of -2% on turnover).  
  • Property development turnover rose 79.9% to €174.5 million.

22 January 2015 - Finance

Turnover

Q1 2014-2015


Turnover growth of +16.3% during first quarter 2014/2015

22 January 2015 - Group

Partnership Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs


The Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group and Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing have signed a strategic partnership agreement for property and tourism development in Spain.

11 December 2014 - Group

Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister, lays the cornerstone of the eco-tourism destination Villages Nature

Villages Nature Aqualagon © Jacques Ferrier Architectures
Villages Nature Aqualagon © Jacques Ferrier Architectures

Gérard Brémond, Chairman of the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group, Tom Wolber President of Euro Disney S.A.S. and Dominique Cocquet, Managing Director of Villages Nature, today received Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Jean Daubigny, Préfet of the Ile-de-France Region and Inter-ministerial Delegate for the EuroDisney project, Jean-Paul Huchon, President of the Ile-de-France Regional Council, Vincent Eblé, President of the Seine-et-Marne Regional Council, the elected officials of the Department of Seine-et-Marne and the Mayors of the cities accommodating Villages Nature for the laying of the cornerstone of this future European tourist destination due to open in the second half of 2016.

Conceived by Euro Disney S.C.A. and the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group, this eco-tourism destination for short and medium stays is founded on the quest for harmony between Man and Nature. The most advanced standards for sustainable development govern its design and operation, thanks mainly to the use of a local source of renewable energy: the deep geo-thermal energy of the Ile-de-France Dogger aquifer, which will meet 100% of the site’s heating requirements.

04 December 2014 - Group

Partnership Beijing Capital Land and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs


Beijing Capital Land (BCL) and the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group have today signed a Letter of Intent with a view to establishing a long-term partnership in the development of tourism sites inspired by the Center Parcs concept, in China and in France.
In China, the aim is to meet rising demand for local tourism for residents in major Chinese cities. Two initial sites around Beijing and Shanghai are under study.

03 December 2014 - Finance

Results full year

2013/2014

 
  • Growth in turnover (+8.8%), benefiting from strong property development business and resilient tourism activities
  • Underlying operating profit multiplied by 4.5
  • Strategic plan in an operating acceleration phase

16 October 2014 - Finance

Turnover

Q4 2013-2014


Growth in turnover over full year 2013/2014, benefiting from a surge in property development turnover (+62%) and resilient tourism businesses (+1%).

17 July 2014 - Finance

Turnover

Q3 2013-2014

Growth in turnover in 3rd quarter 2013/2014

27 May 2014 - Finance

H1 results

2013/2014

Growth in first-half 2013/2014 results despite disadvantageous calendar effect.

25 May 2014 - Group

Villages Nature

Villages Nature finalized the financing of its first stage of development

The Hanging Gardens and the Lakeside Promenade  © T. Huau Interscène - Jean de Gastines Architectes
The Hanging Gardens and the Lakeside Promenade © T. Huau Interscène - Jean de Gastines Architectes

The groups Euro Disney S.C.A. and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs, along with their 50/50 joint venture, Les Villages Nature de Val d’Europe S.A.S., announced the signing of financing agreements for the initial stage of Phase 1 construction on Villages Nature, backed by institutional investors, plus minority financing from the two groups. With the signing of these agreements, construction can begin on the initial stage of the development, which is targeted to open to the public in 2016.

Conceived by Euro Disney S.C.A. group and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group, Villages Nature is a new, innovative European eco-tourism destination designed for short and medium-length stays. Villages Nature is located 32 km (20 mi) east of Paris in Seine-et-Marne. It straddles the towns of Villeneuve-le-Comte, Bailly-Romainvilliers and Serris, set part in the Brie Boisée district and part in Sector IV of Marne-la-Vallée/Val d’Europe.


16 April 2014 - Finance

Turnover

Q2 2013-2014

Growth in turnover in H1 2013/2014

28 March 2014 - Group

2 Center Parcs "midsize" in the Jura and Saône-et-Loire regions in France.

The Group continues to develop in France with two new projects in the "Northern Rhône-Alpes" region.

Aqua Mundo
Aqua Mundo
Both Center Parcs domains will be located in the Jura (in Revermont in Franche-Comté, closed to Poligny) and in Saône-et-Loire (in Cluny region in Burgundy, in the Rousset forest).

To complete the offer of existing domains, Center Parcs will develop a "Midsize" declination for the two sites. While relying on the pilars that make the success of Center Parcs (in particular, the Aqua Mundo), the "Midsize" will include 400 cottages and propose activities declined around a strong integration with the natural, historic, cultural, sporting and gastronomic local environment.

The investment of each Center Parcs "Midsize" coasts 170 million euros before tax.
For both projects, the facilities will be sold to a SEM semi-public company mainly constituted by the Department and the Region. The cottages will be sold to individual and institutional investors and managed by Center Parcs.

The opening of these two projects Center Parcs "Midsize" is scheduled for summer 2018.

06 February 2014 - Group

Alliance 46.2

Nineteen leading companies active in the French tourism sector (transport, hotels, restaurants, events and infrastructure, finance), including Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group have joined forces to strengthen the appeal of France as a leading tourist destination and are launching "Alliance 46.2, Undertaking for Tourism in France".

21 January 2014 - Finance

Turnover

Q1 2013-2014


First quarter 2013/2014 turnover up 8,2%

04 December 2013 - Finance

Results full year

2012/2013

  • 2012/2013: A return to operating profitability for the Group 
          - Tourism: resilient turnover in a declining market and savings plan implemented as announced
          - Property development: in line with targets, sharp growth in property reservations securing turnover for future years.  

  • Execution of WIN2016 programme currently underway, confirmation of underlying operating margin target of 5-6% for 2015/2016   

15 November 2013 - Group

Le Domaine du Bois aux Daims Vienne – Grand Ouest

Laying the foundation stone

The 5th French Center Parcs, “Le Domaine du Bois aux Daims”, will open in spring 2015 in the department of Vienne , in the Poitou- Charentes region. Today, a new stage was reached with the laying of the first stone.

A unique concept based on animal.
A unique concept based on animal.
November 15 , Gerard Brémond (Chairman of Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group), Claude Bertaud (Chairman of the General Council of Vienne), Elisabeth Borne (Prefect of the Poitou-Charentes region, Prefect of Vienne), Ségolène Royal (President of the Poitou-Charentes region, Former Minister), Christophe Laurent (Poitou-Charentes Regional Director of the Caisse des Dépôts) and Jean-Pierre Raffarin (Former Prime Minister, Vice-President of the Senate, Senator of Vienne ) conducted the laying of the first stone of the Domaine du Bois aux Daims in the villages Les Trois-Moutiers and Morton.

This new 264 hectares Center Parcs will include 800 HEQ cottages, a village center of 20,000 sqm composed of Aqua Mundo (the 6,000 sqm pool area), shops and restaurants, about thirty sports and leisure activities...

One feature in this project is based on the animal: the domain will be fully equipped to accommodate and observe wild and domestic animals. Residents will have experiences unprecedented in prime locations: educational farm, forest heart, animal heart... The construction of this new generation domain will mobilize 500 to 1,000 jobs during construction and create 600 jobs during operation.

17 October 2013 - Finance

Turnover

Q4 2012/2013


Q4 like-for-like turnover up 6.5% driven by: 

  • high growth in the property development businesses (+61.7%)
  • good resistance by the tourism businesses (+0.5%), in a general backdrop of lower consumer spending in the tourism industry in France  

18 July 2013 - Finance

Turnover

Q3 2012-2013

  • In a general context of decline in consumption in the tourism industry in France, stable Q32012/2013 turnover from the tourism businesses
  • Property development turnover in line with the planned phasing

30 June 2013 - Brands

Park Bostalsee,

the 5th German Center Parcs

Press conference - Opening Bostalsee - 29 June 2013

Park Bostalsee
Park Bostalsee
The fifth village of Center Parcs in Germany, Park Bostalsee, opens on July 1st 2013. Park Bostalsee is embedded harmoniously into a low mountain range landscape located in the Saar-Hunsrück National Park in the south-western federal state of Saarland. Here, 500 comfortable cottages are being built on more than 220 acres of land. A special highlight for all who like to be on (or in) the water is the almost 300 acres large Bostalsee lake which Center Parcs guests have direct access to.  

In addition, there is everything you expect from a Center Parcs village, e. g. the tropical swimming paradise Aqua Mundo with wave pool, slides, hot tub and indoor water playground. You also won't miss the Market Dome with restaurants and the supermarket, and, of course, the entire diversity of activity programs for the whole family.

30 May 2013 - Finance

H1 results

2012/2013


  • An improvement in underlying operating result in a difficult economic backdrop
  • Cost savings in line with the plan announced
  • A profitable innovation strategy

18 April 2013 - Finance

Turnover

H1 2012-2013


  • Accommodation turnover up almost 2% like-for-like
  • Property development turnover in line with delivery schedule

11 April 2013 - Brands

Aparthotels Adagio™

Opening Adagio Liverpool

Adagio Liverpool City Centre
Adagio Liverpool City Centre
European leader in aparthotels offers 126 comfortable and spacious apartments (studio and one-bedroom) in the iconic Lewis’ Buiding in Liverpool city centre.

Commenting on the UK launch, Vangelis Porikis, Aparthotels Adagio™ Director Central & Northern Europe said: “After the opening of Liverpool, the brand plans to open Birmingham in 2014 and has major projects in the pipeline in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow for both, Adagio et Adagio Access.”

05 April 2013 - Group

Free Handi'se Trophy 2013

4 employees rise up to a challenge.

2013 Free Handi'se Trophy
2013 Free Handi'se Trophy

The Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group’s Mission Handicap is committed since 2005 in the employment of disabled workers through a program called in French "Tous Cap” – “All able”.


For the second consecutive year, the Group participates to the race Free Handi'se Trophy, the first raid Handi'Valid for companies determined to initiate strong action on disability.

From 24 May to 1st June 2013, four of our employees (including two recognized Disabled Workers) will travel by canoe and tandem bike 800km distance between Lyon and Paris (France).

An incredible human adventure meant to give another image of disability in the professional world: disability does not prevent the performance, diversity is primarily a source of wealth and performance in a team.

01 March 2013 - Brands

2013 brochures

New Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs' destinations

Book your holiday.
Book your holiday.


The 2013 brochures of Pierre & Vacances, Maeva and Center Parcs are available!

You can view or order it on the brand's website and book your next family vacation, or duo or with friends ... in seaside, countryside or montain locations.

Discover special offers for your holidays and vacation styles for everyone.

15 February 2013 - Group

Pierre & Vacances premium

Invest in the mountains

Les Terrasses d'Hélios
Les Terrasses d'Hélios
It is in an exceptional environment, in Flaine, Haute-Savoie, the Group has chosen to implement its new prestigious residence 5 * Les Terrasses d'Hélios.

Consisting of large stone and wood chalets designed in the traditional Savoie style, the “Terrasses d’Hélios” is a prestige residence, with access to the slopes by ski and offers several high quality services and facilities.

From 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms, all apartments have a superb picture window invite one to enjoy the view.

05 February 2013 - Brands

Pierre & Vacances

Summer 2013 - press kit in French

Pierre & Vacances - Summer 2013
Pierre & Vacances - Summer 2013
“On a pensé à tout, surtout à vous”: Pierre & Vacances offers 3 holiday experiences in its residences and villages clubs.

With Pierre & Vacances, these are holiday homes in more than 100 destinations in the heart of the most beautiful regions in France and Spain, in seaside, mountain locations or close to tourist or regional events.

Located in large areas in a natural environment in harmony with the region, 16 Pierre & Vacances villages clubs offer accommodation in apartments or houses, large water parks, kids/teen clubs, à-la-carte entertainment programs and sessions for the whole family. Everything is there!

Pierre & Vacances premium is 17 destinations in France and Spain. Luxury and spacious apartments with personalized service and an offer dedicated to wellness and relaxation: a decidedly upscale experience.

24 January 2013 - Brands

Aparthotels Adagio™

Opening Adagio Köln City in Cologne

Adagio Köln City
Adagio Köln City
Adagio Aparthotels™ continue their European expansion. After Berlin and Munich, Adagio opens its doors in the heart of Cologne, Germany.

The Adagio Köln City's 115 apartments harness this brand's main strengths, and include studio flats and apartments for up to four people. They have all the amenities (kitchens, TVs, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi), and are perfect for families as much as business travelers.

16 January 2013 - Finance

Turnover

Q1 2012-2013

 

  • Like-for-like accommodation turnover up 1.4%,
  • Change in property development turnover in line with the planned phasing of property development programmes,
  • Property reservations higher than in year-earlier period.

06 December 2012 - Finance

Result full year

2011/2012

 

  • Resilient tourism and property development businesses in a backdrop of economic crisis in Europe,
  • Decline in earnings requiring a strict cost-cutting plan and commercial actions aimed at restoringoperating profitability as of 2012/2013.

05 November 2012 - Group

Nomination

Françoise Gri, Chief Executive Officer

Françoise Gri joins the Pierre & Vacances – Center Parcs Group as Chief Executive Officer.

Françoise Gri, CEO
Françoise Gri, CEO

Françoise Gri, Chairman of ManpowerGroup France and Southern Europe from 2007 to 2012, is to join the Pierre & Vacances – Center Parcs Group as Chief Executive Officer alongside the Group's Chairman Gérard Brémond.


Françoise Gri, 54 years of age, is a graduate from ENSIMAG, the top French school in computing and applied maths in Grenoble (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble). She has spent the majority of her career at IBM where she became Chairman and CEO for France in 2001, in particular leading the transformation of the IT equipment sales business into an IT services provider and making it a leader in technological integration in France.

Françoise Gri is to take up her functions on 2 January 2013, although she is to be associated with structuring decisions concerning the Pierre & Vacances – Center Parcs Group as of 6 November 2012. Françoise Gri is member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental - CESE) and sits on the Ethic Committee and the Employment Commission of the MEDEF. She is also member of the Supervisory Board at Rexel and the Board of Directors at Edenred and since 2012, has been member of the Board of Directors of Crédit Agricole.

25 October 2012 - Group

New website 'e-montagne.co.uk'

E-learning tool

 
 
Yesterday, the Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs Group unveiled the new version of "e-montagne.co.uk", the e-learning website dedicated to  tourism professionals.

This tool was designed and developed by the Group in association with stakeholders in the mountain resorts in France.

Available in French and English, the portal has a clear and dynamic interface, easy to learn all the specifics of the mountain.