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May News Roundup: Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Kenya, USA

With less than 2 months until the next edition of the Summer Olympic Games, here's a roundup of fresh news surrounding Hospitality Houses at Paris 2024.



Africa: Station Afrique


It has formally been announced that the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) will be hosting "Station Afrique" during the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games.


ANOCA represents 54 National Olympic Committees in Africa and is spearheading a "fan zone entirely dedicated to African sport and culture" at Paris 2024, as noted by Anthony Lueres of Le Parisien.


Belgium: Lotto Belgium House & Paralympic Belgium House


Lotto Belgium House has announced the names of three Michelin-starred chefs who will prepare meals at the Belgian Hospitality House at Paris 2024. From news outlet VRT:


"To highlight Belgian gastronomy, three star chefs will be at work at the Lotto Belgium House: Yves Mattagne from La Villa Lorraine in Brussels, Ricarda Grommes from Quadras in Sankt Vith and Thijs Vervloet from Colette - De Vijvers in Averbode. Each will prepare meals for a week."

Michelin-Star Chefs at Lotto Belgium House. Courtesy of Lotto Belgium House.
Michelin-Star Chefs at Lotto Belgium House. Courtesy of Lotto Belgium House.

In addition, the Belgian Paralympic Committee has announced the opening of Lotto Paralympic Belgium House during the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. This Hospitality House will be located at Pavillon Elysée Té, a premiere location just off the famed Champs-Élysées.


Brazil: Casa Brasil


One of the first National Olympic Committees to announce their plans for Paris 2024, Casa Brasil in Parc de la Villette is a public - and free! - Hospitality House.


Fans who want a more exclusive experience can now purchase VIP packages through Stella Barros Turismo. This package includes access to the VIP area of Casa Brasil and visits to the training venues of Brazilian athletes at Paris 2024.



Great Britain: TeamGB House


TeamGB House, one of the Hospitality Houses at Paris 2024 that comes at a premium price, has announced an official partnership with TikTok. For fans who attend, there will be unique opportunities to create TikTok content. From the press release:


"TikTok will give Olympic and Paralympic fans a unique window into the action in Paris, with a dedicated, purpose-built content creation space at both Team GB House and ParalympicsGB House to help athletes connect with their supporters."

Kenya: Kenya House


White additional details have yet to be announced, it appears that the National Olympic Committee of Kenya is planning to open the doors of Kenya House at Paris 2024.


Felix Koskei, Kenya's Chief of Staff and Head of the Public Service, noted on Twitter:


"Chaired the multi-sectoral meeting this afternoon to brainstorm on Kenya's opportunities during the forthcoming Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, among them the setting up of a Kenya House to market the country's prospects during the 33rd Olympics."


We'll share more details on the House Party Blog as they come available.


USA: Team USA House


Hospitality Packages for Team USA House originally went on sale just over a year ago in April 2023, with official hospitality provider On Location. For the last year, fans could only gain access to Team USA House by purchasing a package with a hotel stay or a sport event ticket.


In May, the USOPC has announced the sale of Single-Day Tickets to Team USA House for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The cost of a Single-Day Ticket for the Olympic Games is €325, excluding taxes. The same Single-Day Ticket for the Paralympic Games is €150, excluding taxes.




Bonus! Branded Hospitality Houses


This month, major brands started to announce their plans for Paris 2024. The first, OMEGA House, will be a private Hospitality House, open by invitation only.


Major apparel manufacturer, Puma, announced their plans for Puma House at Paris 2024, which is expected to be open to the public for some days throughout the Olympic Games.


 

Have you read something interesting or do you have intel about a Hospitality House at Paris 2024? We're always keen to hear... share with us!

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