Paris, city of light.
As a birthday present from my girlfriend I got to travel on the Eurostar to visit Paris. On my hunt for design we selected this quirky hotel very close to the Eiffel Tower (in fact 10 min walk). One of my best birthday presents so far; yes I am that lucky.
Not only do I want to share this great hotel with you, but I strongly recommend it.
Designed by Vincent Bastie this boutique hotel is all about Marilyn. From the moment you step in there is a very nice and studied atmosphere. There is a very particular scent and it feels warm and cosy after walking around Paris in Autumn.
The best way of showing you what this hotel is about is with a good selection of images.
First let’s have a look at the different rooms:
Every room is different, carpeted in pink roses, dog-tooth and some patters. The wallpaper and the small objects create a contemporary 50’s bubble.
They have all the typical elements you might expect from any regular hotel room, but with a twist. The most significant, LED lights in the walls and the colour effect of the lights in the jacuzzi.
As you can imagine, Marilyn is everywhere. Even the lift has a screen that plays non-stop movies.
Finally the lobby and the front desk could be part of a movie set. It is very clean and cleverly designed; making you feel confortable but without looking like a typical hotel. It really feels like being in a cool movie set where enjoying a drink and some conversation is a must.
Overall this hotel is full of small details that show quality design; quirky and following a theme but nothing kitsch or tacky.
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