We push the doorways of SO/ Paris, a brand new beacon within the capital

The banks of the Seine are getting ready to welcome a brand new 162-room lodge, with a Paris Society restaurant and a Maison Codage spa. This would be the first French deal with within the SO/ assortment of the Ennismore lodge group. Gaelle Le Boulicault

EXCLUSIVE – On the banks of the Seine, which appears to the touch the sky, probably the most sensual new lodge deal with within the east of Paris has fallen in love with artwork, style and spirit. With a distinguished visitor, an unprecedented view of All-Paris. To find on September 6.

A shock wave. That of a pebble thrown into the Seine, proven on a big door, rue Agrippa-d’Aubigné (4th arrondissement). A monumental door on the top of the ambition of this loopy challenge, known as “La Félicité”. Since 2016, it’s right here that the Paris of tomorrow is taking form. The imposing H-shaped constructing, which as soon as housed the Cité administrative and the Path de l’Urbanisme, now has an artwork gallery the place rising abilities in pictures parade, a neighborhood market the place it’s stuffed with good merchandise and above all a lodge, which desires to be the beating coronary heart of this gigantic ocean. Your identify : SW/ Paristhe primary French deal with within the SO/ assortment of the Ennismore life-style lodge group (The Hoxton, 25hours, Mama Shelter…) with a well-anchored island spirit.

Think about… Within the time of the kings, we had been right here on an island! And never simply any island, Louviers Island, epicenter of river commerce. The little story within the large one got here to feed the work of Denis Montel and Julia Capp from the RDAI structure company (Hermes boutiques, Les Bains Paris…), accountable for the ornament. Within the foyer, eight tulip columns recall, by a play of supplies between concrete and terrazzo, the road of the distinctive flood of 1910. The cool supplies are enhanced by orange furnishings and huge amber mirrors. . On the ground, the normal Parisian cobblestone within the form of a peacock’s tail swaps granite for polished marble. However the look does not take lengthy to land the lighthouse of paris, a monumental work by Franco-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa, comprised of on a regular basis waste frozen in resin. Designed as an exhibition gallery, SO/Paris additionally presents an avant-garde picture of artwork, design and style, notably with workers uniforms created by Guillaume Henry.

Guided tour of SO/Paris

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Entrance row on the Seine

The 60s and 70s can be honored with smooth textures and heat colors, amplified with a 360° view of the capital. Gaelle Le Boulicault

The darkish corridors instantly invite exploration. Distributed from the seventh to the 14th flooring of the constructing, the 140 rooms and 22 suites they’re additionally a tribute to Paris… at night time. A palette that ranges from saffron yellow, the reflection of streetlights on the Seine, to coral, the final shade of twilight, by myriad shades of deep blue, echoing heat summer season evenings. No extra garish lighting, all of the lights have been built-in behind the partitions and ceiling for a glowing impact. The identical logic within the toilet, with reflective copper mosaics and oak screens that play with transparency so {that a} second facet isn’t misplaced from view. A panorama over the gardens of La Félicité for the “Capsule” class rooms, over the rooftops of Paris and the Bastille for the “Rooftop View” and a view of the Seine from the facet of the Eiffel Tower for the “View” rooms. of the horizon”. If they’re the entire similar floor, 28 m2, the suites attain as much as 125 m2. Our favorite: the “So Phare” and its 5 home windows, giving the impression of getting boarded an ocean liner.

walkway below the clouds

At a time when the solar is setting and the Seine ripples below golden reflections, one other spectacle unfolds on the roof of the constructing. Gaelle Le Boulicault

Because the solar units and the Seine ripples below golden reflections, one other spectacle unfolds on the fifteenth and sixteenth flooring of the constructing. the of Bonnie, the brand new icon of the Paris Society group (Gigi, Maison Russe, Mun…), free, sensual and sulphurous. A “house age” ambiance below the baton of Jordane Arrive from the Notoire company: the panoramic ambiance right here takes on a psychedelic attract. An ode to the Cardin fashion, to her inordinate love for curves, to the attraction of transparency and to her futuristic wishes. On the bar’s menu, iconic cocktails from the Fifties are revealed towards an unprecedented view of Parisian rooftops and the Republican Guard operating. On the plates, we discover the stylish brasserie spirit of the group with stunning cuts of meat and festive dishes to share. Night time lastly arrives, bewitching and disconcerting. Bonnie’s electro-disco sounds float across the illuminated bar, as if suspended within the sky. “The Seeing Metropolis” then exhibits off her finest outfit. Like a kaleidoscope of dazzling mirrors, this work by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Benham displays the beauties of Paris, the Seine, the Ile de la Cité and Saint-Louis in 360°.

The spa, operated by Maison Codage. A miniature format with its two cabins. Gaelle Le Boulicault

Nonetheless just a little vitality? Head to the basement for theafter the occasion, earlier than Bonnie’s lifesaving breakfast. The lodge guarantees its visitors direct entry to the Ô Zenhit sports activities membership (1700 mtwo) and its 20 meter lengthy swimming pool. Large inconvenience nevertheless: the basin can be privatized 4 mornings every week, from 9 am to 11 am, by the district colleges. It’s good to know earlier than dreaming about your morning tub. There stays the choice of a spa, operated by the home coding. A miniature format with its two remedy cabins, however no much less a lifesaver for a real break from on a regular basis life. As a result of that’s the purpose of Denis Montel and Julia Capp. Opposite to the present pattern of “identical to residence”, SO/ Paris has chosen a brand new expertise. For a lodge with sensual waves… that guarantees to offer us wings.

SW/ Paris, 10 rue Agrippa d’Aubigné, 75004 Paris. From €500 per night time. The Bonnie restaurant is open day by day of the week, from 12:00 to 17:00 and from 19:00 to 24:00. Night time owls will have the ability to entry the Membership till 3 within the morning. Valet service out there.

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