Mother House dedicated a room to coworking and events.
A fireplace to welcome them once they have passed through the door, the view of the clients escaping to the bar in the distance, to the left to the lounge, to the right to a room where the inhabitants of the neighbourhood come to sit down for free to work for a few hours: from the moment they enter, the Maison Mère hotel sets the tone of a welcoming establishment, open to others and to the life around it, where the spaces designed by Alexandre Danan blend together in a very fluid way. ” You feel at home here, like in a Parisian apartment
“, describes Aziz Temimi, the founder of Maison Mère, who comes from a family of hoteliers that spans three generations and whose sense of hospitality is also illustrated at the Belmont, in the 8th arrondissement.
Opened at the beginning of September on rue Mayran, this ” hybrid place with flexible contours ” is the result of the metamorphosis of a former three-star hotel located a stone’s throw from Square Montholon into a high-end hotel. Its location is ideal for business travellers, situated between the Gare du Nord and St Lazare stations
, in the 9th arrondissement, which is home to a large number of company headquarters. Companies to which the hotel dedicates corporate contracts offering fixed prices for the year, at 169 euros and 199 euros depending on the category of room and which include, in addition to breakfast, the ironing of a garment and a welcome drink. Room at the Maison Mère hotel.
Everything is designed to welcome professionals in the 51 rooms, including two suites, that the hotel has. Starting with the sockets and USB ports placed everywhere or, above all, this small bench and bedside table installed next to the bed, which allow you to work at a good distance from the smart TV. Palace quality bedding, complete darkness guaranteed by thick curtains, coffee machine, NUXE products, interactive tablet, ultra-fast WiFi: relatively small in size, between 15m2 and 18m2, for the standard and superior categories, the rooms have all the necessary comforts for a relaxed and productive stay. At lunchtime, the hotel also offers business lunches with a starter, main course and dessert at a reasonable price, around 25 euros.
That’s it for the day, because come evening, the hotel allows itself more roguish side steps with its locavore-minded Hey Honey bar and restaurant, where cocktails are chosen according to mood through tarot cards, where on Friday nights local guests and hotel residents can attend a burlesque striptease in the style of Dita von Teese.
<Hip hop yoga sessions in the morning, tattoo workshops on weekends, Drag Bingo Aperitivo on Saturdays: Maison Mère is not just a functional establishment. It is also at the heart of the life of its neighborhood, leaving the doors open to local artisans for exhibitions and meetings. While six artists are invited every six months to present their works on the six floors, the hotel has found a way to ensure its constant contemporaneity: its decoration is as much to look at as to buy.
Everything or almost everything is for sale and what hasn’t been sold will be at the end of the year,” says Aziz Temimi. While in the hotel industry, a refresh usually takes place every six-seven years before a complete renovation every 20 years, this allows us to always be in the trend.” After this first one, the founder of Maison Mère admits to having already three other projects and does not hide his ambition to develop the brand abroad, in London, Porto or Amsterdam, or even further, in Montreal or Delhi.
I’m Michelle, and I love to travel. As a former hotel expert for one of the world’s largest hotel chains, I’ve stayed in nearly every type of room imaginable (including many that were not so desirable!). Nowadays, I am fortunate enough to be able to explore the world on my own terms. From international flights to learning different languages, there is nothing too far out of reach!