I have a love/hate relationship with the city of Paris and it’s partially due to visiting a few too many times over the years. Or maybe it’s the considerable time spent over in Japan that has drilled into me a sense of love, honour and community that I feel is lost in some parts (maybe loads of parts) of the capital city. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy visiting Paris, as there is lots to do here if you’re a lover of beautiful architecture, high fashion, world class art and fine dining. But for those of us that do not perhaps have the same palate needed to really appreciate Parisian life to the fullest, it could seem quite daunting. It comes as a surprise when something as simple as a bottle of water could cost upwards of £4-5 sometimes depending on where you’re located in the city. And of course everything will be much more costly the closer you are to the city centre. So this begs the question… where do you stay if you’re looking for a nice balance of both worlds? A place that doesn’t break the bank but offers all those necessary wow moments? What more fitting being a Londoner than a stay at the newly opened Hoxton hotel!
Everything that made the London branches of The Hoxton a great atmosphere for work and play has been seamlessly reinterpreted in this hotel based in an 18th century hotel particulier in the 2nd arrondissement. Each of it’s 172 rooms are meticulously designed featuring bespoke chevron timber floors, masculine leather bed frames, wire-caged wardrobes and brass-clad bathrooms designed by Parisian design studio Humbert & Poyet. Also a great touch with the full length mirrors! Whilst the public spaces house mid century velvet furniture and earthy floral accents incased in a glass double-height lobby and restored 18th century staircase, with the help of Hoxton partner Soho House. It definitely gave me a feeling of familiarity as London’s cool is very much present in this space.