PentaBuzz: Roland Garros 2016

The French Open is one of the most hotly anticipated events within the global sporting calendar…Not only does it attract all the world’s most gifted tennis players, but also a host of sporting royalty and a VIP list that would rival any of the world’s most exclusive parties. The tournament starts this Sunday 22nd May and lasts until Sunday 5th June!

It's one of the most iconic events of the sporting calendar...
It’s one of the most iconic events of the sporting calendar…

It’s the only tennis Grand Slam that’s played on clay and is a classically French affair…

We thought we’d give you the top things to look out for at the French Open: Of course like the players in the tournament, they’re seeded…

Incredible Tennis: (1)

Court Philippe Chatrier and Court Suzanne Lenglen have produced some of the greatest tennis matches in history and have played host to some of the sport’s most fierce rivalries. Think Rafa Nadal (King of Clay) versus the ever so elegant Rodger Federer, or the power of Serena Williams against the scream of Sharapova. Get a ticket to the French Open and you’re guaranteed an epic…

 

The King of Clay, Raphael Nadal in action on Philippe Chatrier...
The King of Clay, Rafa Nadal in action on Philippe Chatrier…

Check-in to our pentahotel Paris, located next to Paris Charles de Gaulle and enjoy the penta experience within a stylish and chic hotel after your day out at the tennis…Our rooms provide pentapeople with the perfect balance for rest and play.

Fashion: (2)

Paris is one of the fashion capitals of the world and so you’d expect nothing less than an array of Chanel, Hugo Boss, Dior and many other illustrious brands to be visible through the lens of the paparazzi at Roland Garros.

The tournament promotes a nonchalant approach for the players and within the iconic clay courts, spectators are treated to a vast array of colours and patterns that contrast beautifully (most of the time) with the red clay.

The French Open showcases some incredible and elegant outfits...
The French Open showcases some incredible and elegant outfits…

Celeb Spotting: (3)

Everyone loves a celebrity appearance at a major sporting event…it adds to the buzz and provides a feeling of exclusivity. However, it’s even better when the likes of Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston are seen fist pumping and indulging in the odd selfie…

If the match you’re spectating isn’t a classic, just cast your eyes over to the VIP box and see who you can scope…

Food and Drink: (4)

Tennis isn’t always the main course at the French Open!

During lunchtime, seats become vacant; whilst stomachs are filled with treats such as champagne and prawns…it’s a hard life. Of course, this is for those that are lucky enough to sit in hospitality and in these areas tennis plays second fiddle until after lunch.

However, there’s a fantastic offering of bars and restaurants throughout the grounds, so you can avoid starvation in style…

Yet, if you’re too enthralled with the tennis and forget to eat, the pentalounge is open 24/7 so you can grab something  when you head back to the hotel, and maybe enjoy one final drink…it’d be rude not to!Game, Set and Match!

Discover pentahotels…you’ll be anything but bored!

You can fly direct to Paris CDG from London Luton with Easyjet from £66 or from Frankfurt with AirFrance for £68.

Visit www.skyscanner.net for routes and flight prices.

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