Le Royal MGallery by Sofitel is the training hotel of the Institut Paul Bocuse, which manage students in every aspect of the hospitality management.
The training hotel le Royal 5* is a grand family residence located in the heart of Lyon on Place Bellecour. The hotel became part of the “MGallery by Sofitel” brand created by the AccorHotels Group in June 2008. It has 74 rooms on 5 floors, including 10 suites.
The décor by Pierre-Yves Rochon features a harmony of blues - the royal color - and red, the opposite. This residence is a concentrate of “Lyon”, featuring local artisans and producers, bringing guests a memorable encounter with their creativity, quality and originality.
The Institut Paul Bocuse took over direct management of le Royal in January 2003, creating Europe’s first training hotel. Here, students acquire and perfect their operational and management skills covering every aspect of hospitality. Thanks to this unique structure, the Institut’s students are formed within a functioning establishment by high level professionals, giving them hands on experience in the profession. This is a truly groundbreaking education concept since unlike other teaching establishments, hotel professionals provide the education, not teachers, acting as true mentors to encourage in-depth acquisition of competencies by students.
The training hotel is also a singular platform for experimentation, bringing students unique insights into the demanding expectations of international leisure and business travelers.