|Address||109 rue de Bagnolet; 75020 Paris|
|Neighbourhood||20th Arrondissement | See on map|
|Telephone||+33 1 43 48 48 48|
|Price||From EUR 79 per night.|
It’s a testament to the winning combination of Starck-design and Club Med alumnus Trigano’s caring/sharing ethos, that this former garage has got the hip kids coming back to one of Paris’ lesser frequented Arrondissements for more than the obligatory pilgrimage to Jim Morrison’s grave. Quirky interiors include graffiti walls, tree trunk stools and plastic mask lamp-shades, belying the simple, seven storey cream façade outside.
‘Yo Mama’s so fat’ jokes aside, the 172 rooms range in size from the simple Mama to the Mama Suite, all complete with requisite high-count linens, rain-head showers and state of the art i-tech. Live acts and international DJs frequent the bar at night, whilst guests are encouraged to interact around the communal dining table, made up of 6 glass encased TV screens. As they say; Mama knows best.
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17.0 of 20. It’s a motley crew behind this place: owners include some Club Med co-founders, as well as a French philosopher; the banlieue activist-architect Roland Castro reclaimed the space from a former life as a parking garage; and the one and only Philippe Starck lent his own inimitable brand of design sense to the interiors.