The Hoxton in Paris is a trendy hotel located in the 2nd arrondissement, close to Grands Boulevards which opened a few months ago. The edgy Hoxton group has opened this big trendy hotel in the heart of Paris following the same concept as in London or Amsterdam. No concierge or check-in at the entrance but a marble bar and sofas instead. The reception is in fact on the other side of the courtyard. The concept is for you to feel at home and navigate freely between the spaces of the hotel – restaurant, bar, courtyard, the Orangerie, the Jacque’s Bar etc.
The building it occupies is an 18th-century hôtel particulier, arranged around two picturesque courtyards: a grand city mansion built by architect Nicolas d’Orbay for Etienne Rivié, who was an advisor to Louis XV. The façade in particular is a noteworthy example of rococo architecture, enough so that it has been designated a monument historique.
The interiors, too, have a palpable historic atmosphere, engendered chiefly by the grand staircases, including two 300-year-old spiral staircases in both the lobby and bar, exposed timber beams in the fourth-floor bedrooms that date back to the 18th century, and a striking mosaic in the bar.
The Hoxton has 172 rooms spread over 4 floors, embracing the unique quirks, views and terraces of this beautiful building. There are several types of rooms to choose from: Shoebox, Cosy, Roomy and Biggy. These are spread over five floors, with those on the ground floor offering high ceilings and roll-top bathtubs, while those on the fourth come with views of the Eiffel Tower. All bedrooms feature bespoke chevron timber floors, elegant cornicing, bold feature walls and slick contemporary tiled bathrooms.
The Rivié restaurant, meanwhile, has been designed in classic French brasserie style with a modern twist. The menu presents a few French-inspired dishes which change frequently.