The Cité Hôtels Group

Passionate men and women

 Cité Hotels Occitanie

The Cité Hôtels Group was created in 1963. Since its founding, it has been run by the Pujol family and is now run by Christine Pujol, a dynamic individual who has received both the Légion d’honneur and the Ordre national du Mérite. She has acted as Confederal President of the Union of Hospitality Industry Workers (UMIH), President of the Languedoc Roussillon Regional Committee for Tourism, and board member at Best Western France, Atout France and the Mercure franchise association. 

A major player in the hospitality and restaurant business in Occitania since its founding, this firmly independent family business has built its development model with its committed employees and around a shared passion for the hospitality trade, passed down from generation to generation. In 2008, Cité Hôtels decided to position itself as top-of-the-range.

The group manages five 4 and 5-star hotels in locations brimming with history, and five restaurants, including two which have received Michelin stars in Carcassonne and Toulouse. 

Christine Pujol now works alongside her son Hadrien, the group’s General Director, and her daughters Adélaïde and Hermine, respectively Director of Operations and Director of Human Resources. What motivates them all is the guest experience. Their strategy is to make their hotels real destinations by creating something “experiential”. 

“If you go to a historic place full of architectural heritage, you're not just there to sleep or eat but for different services, whether it’s wellness, themed evenings, receptions or exhibitions.”

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  • Christine Pujol

    Cité Hotels Group Chairman

  • Hadrien Pujol


  • Adélaïde Pujol

    Director of Marketing

  • Hermine Pujol

    Director of Human Ressources

  • M. Philippe BUSETTA

    Administrative and Financial Director

  • Lionel Lagarrigue


  • Eric Bivent

    Brasserie le Donjon director

  • Jérôme Ryon

    Chef La Barbacane Restaurant

  • Alain Daurtieu

    COO Mercure Carcassonne La Cité & Hôtel le Donjon

  • Thomas Vonderscher

    Chef Restaurant Le Cénacle

  • Cédric Laveau

    Chef Restaurant La Vicomté

  • Guillaume Sales

    Chef Brasserie le Donjon