Hoxton Hotel, Paris
18th-century charm meets contemporary chic in the Hoxton Hotel, Paris, the fourth offering and largest to date from the Hoxton group. Located in the former industrial and now, new-tech precinct on Rue du Sentier in the 2nd arrondissement, the hotel hosts 172 guest rooms, two picturesque courtyards and a facade that is classified as a ‘monument historique’ by the French state due to its noteworthy example of Rococo architecture.
The design comes as a collaboration between Hoxton’s parent company and creative studio, Ennismore, alongside Soho House (for the public and dining areas) and Humbert & Poyet (bedrooms). Guests are welcomed in via a cobblestone courtyard lobby area adorned with plush, bouillon-trimmed velvet sofas that gaze up to 300-year-old grand staircases and 18th-century exposed timber beams.
The historical interiors are further expressed through the use of decorative plaster mouldings on the ceilings, mosaic tiles and shabby-chic mottled wallpapers used throughout the hotel’s communal areas.
The in-house restaurant, The Rivié, channels the best of French brasserie with long communal banquette seating and a marble counter bar with plush velvet bar stools. A central glass skylight void provides an abundance of natural light, whilst glass orb pendant lights provide plenty of ambience come evening.
Additionally, the hotel’s Jacques bar serves apéritifs and digestifs. Drawing inspiration from the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, vibrant coloured velvets and decadent leathers are upholstered onto sumptuous armchairs and ottomans. All of this is neatly teamed with lush indoor plants and ornaments to match.
Bedrooms celebrate the buildings 18th-century roots through oak timber parquetry floors, wood panelling, mahogany leather headboards and intricate skirting and cornice details. This historical homage is nicely paired with modern bright coloured feature walls, printed bed linens and sleek contemporary bathrooms. Each room is perfectly finished with classic furniture, predominately designed from the French icons, Jean Prouvé and Mathieu Matégo.
Room sizes for all, ranging from Shoebox, Cosy, Roomy and Biggy with offerings of high ceilings, roll-top bathtubs or extensive views of the Eiffel Tower.
In all, a perfect place to stop and enjoy a cocktail or a luxurious evening whilst mesmerising over the idyllic view. If we needed another reason to visit Paris, we’ve found it.