It doesn’t take much persuading to get me on the Eurostar to Paris… so when one of my favourite hotel brands, The Hoxton, asked me along for the Paris launch I was more than happy to oblige!
The shiny new Hoxton Paris is found on Rue du Sentier in the 2nd arrondisement, perfectly placed for an action-packed weekend in Paris. This clever company have transformed a beautiful historic building with modern touches and stylish design features everywhere you look. It is their most ambitious project yet, with 172 guestrooms, a trendy all-day brasserie and a hidden-away cocktail bar upstairs for those in the know. The interiors in the public spaces have been taken care of by the Soho House team whilst the bedrooms have been beautifully designed by Humbert & Poyet.
Much like the other Hoxton hotels, the new Paris branch has lots of lovely places to sit and relax or work. I fell in love with the leafy covered courtyard, which is kitted out in bright mustard velvet. There is also a grand and spacious outdoor courtyard, which I imagine will be a hit for events in the summer months.
There are four categories of rooms to choose from: Shoebox, Cosy, Roomy and Biggy. The descriptions say it all, however thanks to the careful design, even the smallest rooms feel big enough for a luxurious citybreak. If you book in advance, on a weekday, you could get a shoebox room for as little at 99 euros! All the rooms have bespoke chevron timber floors, indulgent beds with striking checked sheets, glamorous thick curtains and very efficient bathrooms. For an extra special stay pick a room on the top floor, which comes with a roll-top bath and views of the Eiffel Tower.
A petite breakfast is delivered to the room in the morning – freshly squeezed juice, a piece of fruit and a yoghurt and granola pot. Head to the Rivie restaurant downstairs for a more comprehensive hot breakfast. We enjoyed dinner here, a feast of French classics from Steak Frites to Chocolate Mousse. Don’t leave without enjoying a nightcap at the intimate Jacques’ Bar where local cocktail experts Quixotic whip up creative drinks.
I can’t wait to see what’s next for The Hoxton brand… the Williamsburg hotel opens later this year, and it sounds like there are lots more exciting projects on the horizon!
Book a room at the Hoxton Paris here.