The colourful Hi Matic Hotel is the latest venutre from French design guru Matali Crasset, protegee of Philippe Starck and creator of Le Nouvel Odeon cinema in Paris and the Hi Hotel in Nice. Five minutes from Bastille, in an area PR types are trying to dub EsBa (East of Bastille), the 5 floor hotel is in a slightly down at heel, residential area full of organic bakeries, highly rated restaurants and creative types.
|Hi Matic Creator and Designer, Matali Crasset|
The 42 room hotel is part futuristic hostel, part Japanese Riokan. The cosy bedrooms feature comfy futons cocooned in wooden structures, in a bright palette of colours that you would expect from Crasset. The self check-in in the lobby, the designer vending machine selling travel guides and the self service breakfast room give the guest total autonomy and keep the hotel fuss free and simple. The hotel throughout is eco-friendly, with organic paint on the walls, recyclable coat hangers, REN bath products and organic food in the breakfast room (incidently breakfast is included in all room rates).
Hi Matic Hotel
71 rue de Charonne
tel: +33 1 43 67 56 56
Rooms start from around €114
photos copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey