The sixth of Renaissance Hotels has opened its doors in the neighbourhood of La Republique, Paris, and french designer Didier Gomez is the name behind the interiors. Known in the industry for his creations for Yves Saint Laurent and De Beers, among others – Gomez’s interiors give a contemporary feel, with exotic woods and tawny leather in the guestrooms and public spaces. The city is now richer, with this cooperation, and gives tourists an amazing answer to the problem that comes with every trip: where to stay in Paris?
Gomez’s design includes cross-cultural features, including a sculpture from Africa in the lobby, furnishings from Asia in the guestrooms and local Parisian street art throughout. In his design, Gomez has brought the outside in with tree motifs in the guestrooms, cloud shaped ceiling lights and a specular vegetation wall in the hotel’s expansive outdoor terrace.
A “Fearlessly Chic” design philosophy is now promoted bt Renaissance Hotels, meaning that indigenous touch points are infused into the design of each unique hotel. This captures a spirit of wanderlust that inspire guests to explore the neighbourhood and discover the unexpected.
“The hotel features a high-low design approach that harmoniously incorporates luxurious high-end finishes with raw, gritty, concrete surfaces. Bold, contemporary and locally-inspired elements are infused into the various spaces of the hotel to captivate locals and guests and create moments of discovery.”, explains Gomez.
In addition to its Parisian charm, guests can expect the signature touches found across Renaissance Hotels that a feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of guests, including complimentary vintage bicycles for guests to discover Paris and mixology kits in the guestrooms.
With six categories of rooms available, the Renaissance Republique offers some of the city’s largest hotel living space. The crowning glory of the hotel is the Penthouse Suite with a private terrace complete with Jacuzzi and outdoor cinema, with stunning views over northern Paris and the Sacré-Cœur basilica of Montmartre.
The 121 rooms, inspired by local artist workshops, feature natural wood and earth tones, which complement Tom Dixon’s “Art et Floritude” modern lighting, while vintage furniture by Jean Prouvet and Charlotte Perriand reflect the hotel’s unusual heritage.
Didier Gomez began his career as an opera singer before branching out into the world of interior and product design in 1985 and is now one of the most famous interior designers in France.