the floating OFF hotel docks by the riverbank of the seine in paris

 

 

 

with the plethora of hotels, hostels and accommodation available for visitors to paris, the recently opened OFF hotel offers people a different experience due to its unique location and concept. based on the seine – 21st arrondissement – the floating craft is docked at the foot of the fare d’austerlitz between the charles de gaulle bridge.

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the plunge pool sits at the same level as the river
all images © céline demoux

 

 

 

the OFF paris seine is designed by gèrard ronzatti / seine design; comprised of 58 rooms including four suites, a tapa and cocktail bar, a plunge pool and summer terrace area. the vessel-like structure is topped with a slanting zinc roof that opens the façades outwards to the water, while a central glass ceiling invites natural light into the interior. set 10 meters out from the riverbank via walkways and a marina, sections of the façade can be accessed by the public; this celebrates the transparency of volumes, while the areas belonging to the hotel is marked with a silver-­wood finish which blends naturally into the environment.

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58 rooms including four suites, a tapa and cocktail bar, a plunge pool and summer terrace area

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moored at the foot of the austerlitz station, off is the first hotel and bar on water in paris

 

 

 

 

the rooms are oriented from atypical view of the seine riverbanks to the historic paris austerlitz railway station. two of the suites feature a double panoramic view of the water, while the two monochromatic designer suites were realized by designers maurizio galante and tal lancman.

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OFF was designed by gérard ronzatti from seine design

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the vessel is docked on the seine, paris’ 21st arrondissement

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rooms face onto the water or into the city

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the sunset suite is completely painted in orange

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the copper reception area

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zinc roofs slant skywards opening the façades outwards

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a glass ceiling runs the length of the vessel, inviting natural light into the core space

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