One hardly needs an excuse to visit Paris with the plethora of fabulous chic hotels popping up there; Hotel Gabriel, Philipe Starck’s Mama Shelter and now… The BLC design Hotel.
The BLC Design Hotel
Nestled in a quiet street close to the Palais de la Femme and a few steps from the Place de la Bastille, is the newly renovated modern BLC Design Hotel. Take a stroll to appreciate this old, historic Parisian quarter, from Place des Vosges, to Notre Dame & Opera Bastille, the bars, restaurants, theatres and fashion boutiques in the surrounding area. The Gare de Lyon and Bercy are just a few metro stations from the hotel.
This modern property has recently been entirely renovated and equipped with contemporary & refined furniture and details. The boutique hotel offers 29 very white, contemporary and feminine rooms designed by Carole Picard (who also decorated the Color Design Hotel in Paris), with special lighting effects to create the perfect mood for memorable stays.
The hotel’s 29 white-on-white rooms are equipped not only with light-blocking window shades, but also a Night Cove, a combination lighting and sound system, that, based on a French hospital’s sleep research, promises to put you to sleep or wake you up gradually with special light and sound sequences that act on the body’s production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.
On each floor is a large photo of an ordinary woman by photographer Lise Laura Batifol, with a detail from the photo (an eye, for example as shown above) blown up in each room on that particular floor.
The only touch of color in the hotel comes from the Patrick Jouin Night Cove lamps (shown above), which give off orange or red light when it’s time to go to sleep and blue light when it’s time to wake up.
Each room is decorated with a very high level of comfort: individual air-conditioning, flat screen TV with satellite, direct dial telephone, internet connection, bathroom (bath or shower). The buffet breakfast is served in a particularly attractive setting.
Guests can also help themselves at any time to drinks on the honor system or fill one of the attractive water bottles provided for free at faucets dispensing the hotel’s own eco-friendly bubbly or flat water.
Some of the unusual and artful details:
all images courtesy of BLC Design Hotel and Hoosta Magazine
Other Posts On Hip Paris Hotels:
•Philipe Starck’s Mama Shelter
•Hotel Gabriel Paris Marais (The “Detox” Hotel)