district: 10th Arrondissement Entrepôt
25hours has celebrated its arrival in the French market last month with the 25hours Hotel Terminus Nord opposite the Gare du Nord in Paris’ vibrant 10th arrondissement. Augsburg, Germany-based design firm Dreimeta worked on the design.
Parisian art consultancy Visto Images curated the hotel’s artful flair, which includes the large-format Neighborhood Heroes portrait series, which depicts a variety of local residents.
The hotel’s signature eatery NENI boasts a large communal table and upholstered benches and chairs that reinterpret traditional French savoir-vivre while serving cuisine with Persian, Arab, French and Russian influences. The focal point of SAPE Bar is a large counter made from bronze-toned mosaic glass, while dark floors, green curtains, and leather chairs recall a gentlemen’s club. Guests can enjoy cocktails created by Jorg Meyer, an internationally renowned bartender from Hamburg. Also, a coffee corner and a vintage coffee truck are also open to everyone.
The 25hours Hotel Company was founded in 2005 by Stephan Gerhard, Ardi Goldman, Christoph Hoffmann and Kai Hollmann, and now operates eleven hotels in German-speaking countries. The 25hours Hotel Firenze and 25hours Hotel Dubai will open in 2020. In 2006, the company formed a strategic alliance with AccorHotels (the Parisian outpost is a former Mercure Hotel) and now pursues hotel projects around the globe.
Spread across six floors, the 237 guestrooms feature African and Asian influences across five color schemes, including Asian-inspired carpet patterns and African fabrics and floral wallpaper. From the Small Room to Extra Large+, urban nomads will appreciate exquisitely comfy beds, air conditioning, minibars, Bluetooth speakers and free high-speed WIFI.
For guests looking to explore and discover the surroundings, Schindelhauer bicycles are available and a small map is offered, showing the most picturesque routes of the city on 2 wheels. For those who prefer a little more power in their hands, they can look forward to the hotel’s collaboration with MINI. Moreover, to keep in shape, a Jogging Corner before conquering Paris with small steps.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 237 rooms (12-33m2) (129-355 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 (previously Hotel Mercure) • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk