After London and Amsterdam, the iconic The Hoxton has come to the vibrant Sentier neighbourhood of Paris. It took four years of Herculean labours to bring this old mansion, founded in the 18th century by Etienne Rivié and a listed historic building, back to its former glory. As in its earlier incarnations, The Hoxton has established itself in a neighbourhood and steeped itself in its essence to create a place that is open and welcoming, to both the local population and visitors passing through the city. The challenge has been taken up con brio. As soon as you enter the lobby you find the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere that is the hallmark of The Hoxton, making it much more than a simple hotel, where there are many things to be discovered. An intimate bar, cosy terrace and winter garden plunge us into a haven of peace and greenery, far from the unceasing hustle and bustle of Paris. The Hoxton pulled out all the stops to share its world and mindset with us, a refinement free of unnecessary flourishes, where you feel right at home. The shared spaces are as cosy as could be and were designed by Ennismore’s Creative – from The Hoxton group – along with Soho House teams. As for the 172 rooms, they were designed by the French studio Humbert & Poyet and lend a Parisian classicism to the mouldings and the cutting-edge flooring from Hungary, punctuated by industrial references or placed as an ode to the fifties. To that has been added a brasserie, Rivié, that offers delicious gourmet food, giving star billing to French culinary traditions, and a cultural programme featuring a wide range of activities such as yoga, conferences, exhibitions and masterclasses. The Hoxton is a living space and, above all, a creative whirlpool where you can just wander for hours. And it’s Sharan Pasricha, the man behind this fantastic place, who is our host and explains the art of living Hoxton-style, or how to drink well, eat well and sleep well. That’s all there is to it.
The Hoxton, 30-32 rue du Sentier – 75003 Paris. Phone: (+33) 1 85 65 75 00.
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