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SERVICESBuilding Renovation, Interiors

LOCATIONParis

SIZE11 300 m² / 121,630 sq ft (249 rooms)

STATUSCompleted 2018

CERTIFICATIONNF HQE™ Renovation

STUDIOS converted a high-rise office building into a contemporary flagship hotel for Courtyard by Marriott. 

Obsolete in many ways, the twenty-floor building underwent complete structural renovation. STUDIOS’ vision also expresses itself in the interior design of the hotel’s 249 rooms overlooking Paris and its common areas, which include a lobby, a bar, a restaurant and a conference center.

The rebirth and transformation of a 1970s high-rise into a four-star hotel overlooking the city.

The building and its surroundings
The building and its surroundings
View from the Gare de Lyon
View from the Gare de Lyon
View of the facade
View of the facade
Entrance and lobby
Entrance and lobby
Building before/after renovation
Building before/after renovation
View of the facade
View of the facade

Based on the idea of a building seen from inside and out, STUDIOS created a new identity for the building; understated and contemporary, it fosters dialogue with the site’s surroundings.

Corridor, close-up
Corridor, close-up

The nearby Gare de Lyon inspired the building’s architectural language: profiles and curves recall railroad tracks and the mobility of users.

The sober facade is decorated with mesh lighting that is also reminiscent of train tracks, a pervasive element throughout.

Immersive hallway leading to the bar
Immersive hallway leading to the bar

An immersive corridor from the light-filled lobby leads guests to the hotel’s bar and restaurant and away from the bustle of the city streets.

The restaurant were designed like a glassed-in industrial workshop around Etienne Rey’s “Vortex” installation, which creates a transition with the conference center on the second floor.

Hotel lobby, seen from reception
Hotel lobby, seen from reception
Restaurant
Restaurant
Lounge and bar
Lounge and bar
Glass roof with Etienne Rey installation
Glass roof with Etienne Rey installation
Access to the conference center
Access to the conference center
Conference center – flexible space
Conference center – flexible space

Inspired by innovations in the workplace, the site offers multiple types of workspaces. The restaurant’s capacity can be increased on weekends to accommodate families for brunch.

Conference center – glass roof
Conference center – glass roof
Room with views of Paris
Room with views of Paris
Room
Room
Room
Room
Room
Room

With their lowered window sills and views of Paris, the bright, light-filled rooms seem to float in the skies, inviting guests to experience the city in a new fashion.

All the decorative elements within, from the carpets to the headboards, were custom-designed. STUDIOS’ interior design concept has since become the reference for other Courtyard by Marriott hotels.

Carpet and footstool, close-up
Carpet and footstool, close-up

Rooms with Cenemascopic views of Paris, in which every element was custom designed.

"A magnificent example of teamwork driven by creativity and passion."

Petra Maluck, Marriott International

Awards and Press

  • SIMI Award, Hospitality - 2018 —

PHOTOGRAPHYBaptiste Lobjoy and Paul Bowyer