The subject of the last exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, ‘Hôtel Métropole’, the hotel industry has always led the way in anticipating trends and needs.
A constantly changing sector, it responds today to the desires of a clientele whose expectations are very different from those of a few years ago.
A quick look at some hotels whose innovative concepts have made them appealing.
Bed & Coworking
This 14-room hotel with views over a lush garden is situated on a 6,000 m² urban campus in the heart of the 11th arrondissement offering business travellers a unique experience. This innovative project called Bed & Coworking and developed by Deskopolitan is an astonishing microcosm with a wide range of services for comfort and practicality. A stay here gives unlimited access to the nomadic co-working space. Other facilities include areas to relax with a 1,000 m² sports hub to recharge your batteries after a long day, as well as a restaurant and a barber’s shop.
Pullman Paris Centre Bercy
Business travellers will love this Accor Group establishment! Ideally located in the east of Paris, this address thinks big with 392 luminous guest rooms and suites in a pared down style, a private MK2 cinema space for guests, a wellness lounge & 400 m² swimming pool, plus an impressive 1,500 m² of private spaces for large-scale events. These meeting rooms (26 reception rooms) over 3 floors are fully modular according to the size of the event planned, and an amphitheatre can host 420 people making it possible to welcome any type of events. Finally, the hotel Pullman Paris Centre Bercy has a 350 m² patio for an outdoor reception.
Courtyard by Marriott Gare de Lyon
The latest offering from the Mariott is a little gem of design and technology situated in a strategic hub, close to Station F, the biggest start-up incubator in the world. The architecture of its 249 rooms is in keeping with the modern style of the Gare de Lyon district. Business travellers benefit from 950 m² of dedicated spaces, including 9 ultra-modern meeting rooms, (from 3 to 100 people for the largest). A quality gastronomic offer rounds off a huge choice of services and activities such as the 52 m² gym open 24/24 or the astonishing honey production on the roof of the Courtyard By Mariott Gare de Lyon!
Developed by the Innovation Lab team of the Accor Hotel Group, the loft is a unique form of nomadic accommodation. An innovative solution offering comfort, practicality and design rolled into one. This 30 m² mobile bedroom ensures that its guests get a good night sleep in a luminous and immersive environment. The concept room can host up to 6 people and is autonomous in water and electricity over a period of 3 consecutive days. This offbeat type of accommodation is respectful of the environment with its solar panels and will enable guests to be at the centre of events such as musical festivals or outdoor events!
The Sinner, with its subtle blend of ecclesiastical irreverence and eroticism, offers offbeat and enigmatic luxury. The hotel gives a nod to the religious past of the Marais district in which it is located, as well as to the festive and liberated character of the neighbourhood today. This surprising 42 room boutique hotel also features an Orveda spa in the style of Greco-Roman baths, as well as a cocktail bar and a delicious restaurant serving fusion food with South American influences.
Okko Hotels Paris Porte de Versailles
Okko Hotels sprang from the simple idea of making the hotel a warm and liveable place. Its first Parisian establishment at Porte de Versailles has already clearly achieved this ambition. Featuring 149 elegant and modern rooms, this 4-star stopover stands apart from other hotel chains by a space on the top floor named Le Club. This animated communal place lends itself perfectly to mingling and socializing and has various spaces such as a fitness area and a business corner where guests can work in complete tranquillity.
Okko Hotels has recently opened a second address in the capital, right by the railway lines of the Gare de l’Est. Cutting edge technology and architecture ensure that the hotel is fully soundproof! The Club, the chain’s key to success is once again present, and 3 flexible meeting rooms for private hire are also available to business customers.
25hours Terminus Nord
The German hotel group 25hours has opened its first French establishment in the 10th arrondissement, close to the lively Gare du Nord station. This hotel has a cheerful team that puts the accent on conviviality and authenticity. The hotel brand fits naturally into the district with its 237 elegant and upscale rooms inspired by the various cultural backgrounds of the neighbourhood’s population. Finally, the hotel’srestaurant NENI (116 covers) is a cosmopolitan place to dine and serves gastronomic specialities that recall the multicultural richness of the area. Expect flavoursome cooking with Israeli-Mediterranean influences.
Jo&Joe Paris Gentilly
Resolutely trendy, Jo&Joe has created a new form of hospitality with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, open to all, midway between a hotel and a youth hostel in concept. Just 20 minutes from the centre of Paris, this Open House offers 569 beds in individual cabins or rooms accommodating from 2 to 12 people. Offbeat and trendy design characterizes the various spaces, such as the relaxation area, the large 400 m² patio or the 86 m² reception area, available for meetings for up to 35 participants or cocktail parties for up to 80.
Yooma Urban Lodge
Designed by the famous architect Ora Ita, the Yooma Paris Eiffel Tower in the 15th arrondissement is notable for its many services and communal spaces. In addition to 106 rooms for 2 to 6 people, it has a lounge bar, a 130-cover restaurant, a cooking school, a gym with a sauna, and even a rooftop market garden! A screening room and a 170 m² function room that can be divided into 3 rooms are available for hire for professional events.
The Grand Quartier
In the cosmopolitan and hip 10th arrondissement, Le Grand Quartier is a new 83-room hotel with a cosy style of loft inspiration where everything is designed to make guests feel at home. An innovative concept at the hotel is the Café du Grand Quartier with its central garden. From morning to evening, this space changes in turn into a dining room for lunch, a meeting place for professionals and a place for afterwork activities for guests during their stay. 3 fully modular meeting rooms (for 18 to 36 people for the largest) are available for professional events.