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Hôtel Odyssey by Ora Ïto

Hôtel Odyssey by Ora Ïto

Hôtel Odyssey by Ora Ïto

L'Hôtel O by Ora Ïto

Hôtel Odyssey by Ora Ïto

Hôtel Odyssey by Ora Ïto

Hôtel Odyssey by Ora Ïto

Hôtel Odyssey by Ora Ïto

Hôtel Odyssey by Ora Ïto

Address 19 rue Hérold; 75001 Paris
between rues Étienne Marcel and Coquillière
Neighbourhood 1st Arrondissement – Les Halles, Étienne Marcel | See on map
Metro Les Halles [M4], Louvre-Rivoli [M1]
Telephone +33 1 42 36 04 02
Website http://www.hotelodysseyparis.com/
https://www.facebook.com/hotelOparis
Price From EUR 189

The story of Odyssey, in this case, is that of a boutique hotel in the very centre of Paris’s 1st. And the author of this tale is Ora-Ïto, the French it-boy industrial designer whose faux concept designs of futuristic Louis Vuitton and Gucci products brought him fame as a precocious 20-year old.

Futuristic is also the concept for Hôtel Odyssey, where the use of rounded corners, glass partitions and composites like Corian® surfaces – Marc Newson should be flattered – lend a certain 2001: A Space Odyssey air to the place. More cynically, anybody familiar with the Priestmangoode-designed Yotels should feel right at home; the 29 rooms aren’t unlike a slightly plusher version of that chain’s sleep cabins.

The pod-like rooms, each splashed in a unique colour, come in three variations of compact – cOcoon (smallest), Odyssey, and galileO (largest, with a separate lounge area) – but make neat and efficient use of the limited space. All come with comfortable queen-sized beds (and a pillow menu), large flat screen TVs, and rainfall showers (but no privacy), as well as free Wi-Fi, fluffy towels and crisp linens. Creativity, however, is required if you need some work space.

There’s no gym, nor restaurant – a buffet breakfast (EUR 16) is offered in the morning and room service is available at night – but there’s a wealth of options on your doorstep with Les Halles and the trendy rue Étienne Marcel around the corner. What you do have in-house, however, is a fabulous bar, open daily until 2am. Nonetheless, as for its cheaper sister hotel, the nearby Hôtel Crayon, stay here for the design and location rather than the facilities.