Artsy, funky, stylish and colorful are all ways to describe design hotels and each of these hotels in France has a very distinctive modern style. If clean lines, bold colors and simplicity are design elements that suit your taste, then staying at any of these design hotels would be the perfect fit for you.
The Casa Honoré is located on 123, rue Sainte, 13007 in Marseille. It is equipped with all of the modern amenities one would need, including air-conditioning and wi-fi connection. Each room is situated around an outdoor patio. The rooms themselves are mainly decorated in white with several bold contrasting colors. This makes for a clean yet bold statement and a truly modern feel. The design here is so unique and dramatic that when checking out, you are given the option to purchase linens and other pieces that you might find to your liking. Breakfast is offered each morning, but for the rest of your meals you’re on your own. This should not prove too difficult because of the hotel’s location in the center of the city. There are plenty of fine dining options within walking distance and this gives you a chance to explore and take in the sights offered by Marseille.
Equally distinct in its design, but found in the city of Paris, is 9Hotel, located on 14, rue Papillon in the Opéra quarter. The interior is very modern and plays heavily upon whites, blacks and woods. While the décor is modern, none of the comforts are forgone in favor of design. Each room has free internet access along with the standard amenities. The hotel is known for commitment to service and for having such a personable and helpful staff. It is a newer hotel, built in 2000, and if modern comforts are something you crave in a hotel, along with pleasant reliable service, this would certainly be the place for you.
This hotel is a work of art in itself. Located in Nice, the Hi Hotel is more a work in design than a building. Each room has managed to meld the function of furniture into art. Its use of bright techno colors and sleek modern furniture create a décor that is both simplistic and modern. Staying here is almost like being inside a modern art museum. Along with its distinctive design, which was created by Matali Crasset, this hotel is eco-friendly. The hotel also houses the Happy Bar along with an eco-spa and the hotel’s own beachfront. All of your meals can be taken care of by the hotel and there is even a sushi bar, along with a variety of vegetarian options available. The hotel can be found on 3, avenue des Fleurs and is a standout in both modern design and thinking because it follows a philosophy of service based on free-thinking.
The KUBE Hotel takes form and shape in a new direction. Hidden down a side street in the Montmartre section of Paris, this hotel is initially not easy to find, but is hard to miss with its distinctive glass entrance. It carries the cube theme throughout its whole design. Mixed with the cubes are quirky elements of design such as bean bags and decorative pieces of faux-fur. It is also the site of the city’s first ice bar, the Ice Kube. It is part of a chain of Murano hotels but certainly has its own distinct style that makes it stand out in the city of Paris. This fact, along with its hidden location, adds to its charm and quirkiness, marking it as truly a unique boutique hotel.
Finally, there is the Five Hotel, which is decorated almost as if you were in a fantasy. It is located on 3, rue Flatters in the Latin Quartier of Paris. Whether you choose one of their decadent concept rooms or a standard room, staying in this hotel will truly be a unique and almost dreamlike experience. While the rooms themselves are not very big, the attention to detail and ability to create a certain vibe is truly amazing. Each room is given the scent of your choice to enhance your sleep and your relaxation. The walls are decorated with bright hues and photographs. The design also utilizes colored lights to give the effect of stars or add to the color and atmosphere of the rooms. The multilingual staff is happy to help you find restaurants or entertainment within the city. Its departure from traditional Parisian style rounds out this exploration of design hotels and identifies it as something special within the city.
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