The Hoxton, Paris by Humbert & Poyet

September 5, 2017

The Hoxton, Paris is opening its doors on rue du Sentier in Paris’ second arrondissement. The new location follows on from London and Amsterdam (with Williamsburg, New York to come) and boasts 171 rooms in the magnificent Hôtel Rivié, built in the 18th century by architect Nicolas d’Orbay for Etienne Rivié, advisor to Louis XV. This jewel in the crown of Parisian history had been converted into a clothing factory before being abandoned for about ten years. After four years of construction, it is being brought back to life.

The Hoxton, Paris was designed as a collaboration between local Parisian design studio, Humbert & Poyet (bedrooms), long-time Hoxton partner, Soho House (public spaces) and Ennismore’s creative team (bringing it all together).

The Hoxton is a series of open house hotels inspired by the diversity and originality of the streets and scenes that surround them. It is providing a place where guests can hangout alongside the locals and submerse themselves in them neighbourhood with vibrant, welcoming public spaces.

The public spaces – including the restaurant and the lobby – were designed by Soho House, preserving the major historical architectural features and using them as a guide for the site’s renovation. The 18th-century spiral staircase and cobblestone floor connect the lobby to the lattice of inner courtyards that surround the hotel.

This cohesive look is further pulled together by greenery decorating the lobby and the stone ornaments in the outdoor areas. Wood and marble panels complement the French-inspired furniture and lighting in the restaurant and bar, creating a contemporary, intimate ambiance, heightened by the wide couches and upholstered walls. Upstairs, Jacques’ Bar extends the theme of comfort with parquet flooring, leather armchairs, and vintage ceilings in the signature Hoxton style.

Interior designers Humbert & Poyet were entrusted with the 171 rooms, mixing a classic Parisian feel with a 1950s-atmosphere reminiscent of small industrial workshops. The cornices, wainscoting, and herringbone parquet evoke the building’s original grandeur. The Lampe Gras lamps, woven metallic partitions, classic 1950s materials like Formica, and references to designers such as Jean Prouvé and Mathieu Matégo connect these spaces to their history.

This dialogue across time is reflected in how the bathrooms are designed as independent units: multifunctional boxes framed by metalwork that can be used as a wardrobe or desk. As the decorators emphasise, “the room decor pays homage to French artisanal expertise from two very important periods in Parisian history: the late 19th century and the 1950s”.

The Hoxton, Holborn opened in 2014, followed by The Hoxton, Amsterdam in 2015. The Hoxton, Paris and The Hoxton, Williamsburg will be opening 2017, and Southwark, Chicago and LA are all coming soon. Whilst each hotel has its own character, no matter where we open you can be sure to find the familiar Hoxton Hustle.

Project title:              The Hoxton,

Location:                   Paris

Design firm:             Humbert & Poyet

Architects:                Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet

Year (opening):      2017


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