Conveniently located opposite Gare du Nord, 25hours Hotel, with its boutique Parisian boudoir feel, trendy cocktail bar and colourful restaurant, is a very welcome sanctuary of understated hipness in the vicinity of the French capital that craved it.
Discerning business and leisure travellers disembarking the Eurostar in the 10th arrondissement of Paris do not need to flee anymore: an “urban refuge” as colourful as an African bazaar oozing character and energy is there to welcome them for a rest, a drink or a foodie escape.
Brimming with vibrant ethnic and street art, courtesy of design agency Dreimeta in collaboration with the Parisian team Visto Images, the 25hours Hotel successfully captures the liveliness of its neighbourhood.
The rooms are imposing as Paris hotels go – spacious, replete with tan leathers, scarlet velvets, extra-large beds, comfortable sofas, brass accessories, all helping to evoke the romance and nostalgia of grand hotels from days gone by. And the African & Asian throws, cushions and sculptures add warmth and an exotic touch to spice things up.
25Hours Terminus Nord is also home to Neni. This Israeli-Mediterranean cuisine restaurant offers a (re)fine(d) and innovative take on this flavoursome cuisine. A wide variety of menu options allow guests to sample a rich and varied fare, including beetroot and horseradish hummus, tahini-laced falafel, sabich, burnt leek with feta, pulled beef and more.
Next door, the Sape Bar is an atmospheric cocktail jaunt with a vast array of exotic concoctions. With a large counter and leather armchairs, it forms the pulsing heart of the house. DJ sets grace the plush space with their beats at weekends.
25hours Hotel is a smart, culturally pertinent hotel concept part of the Ennismore portfolio, a creative hospitality company based in London in a joint venture with French hospitality giant Accor. Formed in 2021, this global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands are rooted in culture and community, with real purpose at their heart.
Overall, their Parisian base is a success, and I predict its newly opened 25hours Hotel One Central in Dubai will soon be joined by many more across the globe.
25hours Terminus Nord – Where and how?
12 Boulevard de Denain
Tel: +33 1 42 80 20 00, email: [email protected].
For more information on the hotel and its facilities, please visit their website www.25hours-hotels.com/en/hotels/paris/terminus-nord.
This review was written by Charlotte Kan.
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