Louvre Hotels has unveiled its Hosho capsule hotel concept in the south of Paris, near the Porte d’Italie.
With its new Hosho accommodation concept, Louvre Hotels
claims to be mainly targeting small budgets, families or tribes. But the formula, organized around capsule beds, could just as well suit the many employees of Parisian companies who have left to live in the provinces and are looking for a very affordable accommodation solution during their stay in the office.
Located in Kremlin Bicêtre, a stone’s throw from the Porte d’Italie metro station, the Hotel Hosho Paris Sud offers 236 beds at the unbeatable price of 20 euros per night. Nicknamed “dream-station”, these all-in-one beds include good bedding, a reading lamp, a mirror, a secure individual locker, various electrical outlets and a 100% blackout curtain.
This urban variation of the Première Classe hotels goes back in a way to the genesis of the capsule hotels, initially intended for Japanese salary men who had missed the last train or had extended their evening a little too much to go home. In total, the Hosho Paris Sud offers 39 rooms with 4, 6 or 8 beds, which can be privatized for groups. All have private shower rooms and separate toilets. Although the concept will undoubtedly be less popular
While other groups are moving towards revisited versions of youth hostels, such as Jo&Joe at Accor, the Louvre Hotels concept focuses more on the practical and functional side, without neglecting the design aspect. Designed by the Louvre Hotels Group teams in partnership with the London studio B3 Designers, the decoration described as ” both pop and urban
” highlights contemporary artists with a large fresco of Paris signed by Giulia Carlicchi in the lobby, a series of silk-screen prints signed by the Parisian artist Lucas Jacquinet and a street-art wall on the rooftop of the establishment.
In addition, there are practical services for
Hosho’s services are designed to meet the needs of mobile professionals, including a coworking space and a laundry room around a bar, as well as microwave ovens and vending machines for light meals, and additional lockers. ” If our customers are enthusiastic about this new experience adapted to their new expectations, we intend to develop Hosho in European capitals and medium-sized cities,” said Françoise Houdebine, VP Marketing Louvre Hotels Group.
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