just a short walk from the historic marais district and a stroll from the river seine, citizenM’s third paris location is perfectly placed for travelers in search of culture, commerce, or community. the dutch hotel brand recently opened its gare de lyon venue, promising the smart and design-savvy hospitality that has distinguished the brand since its inception. 338 rooms are organized within a former office tower block, tailor-made to fit inside the existing building, while art pieces, installations and bespoke design objects abound within a contemporary and charming environment. 

 

on the occasion of maison et objet spring 2018, designboom was invited to citizenM gare de lyon to experience the new hotel. 

citizenM gare de lyon
the property is just a short walk from the historic marais district and a stroll from the river seine

 

 

visitors and guests entering citizenM gare de lyon on ground level find themselves within a large, double height entrance area. this reception space houses an installation by artists jetske visser and michiel martens, titled ‘reflecting holons’ — a visually arresting spectacle that provides an immersive and playful atmosphere. elevators ascend to the second level where guests can self-check-in and experience citizenM’s renowned ‘living room’ spaces, where visitors can work, rest, meet or play. the first of these areas features a cozy, oversized fireplace and bespoke carpet that has been designed to mimic the ticking clock of the nearby gare de lyon station.

citizenM gare de lyon
citizenM’s third paris location is perfectly placed for travelers seeking culture, commerce, or community

 

 

a series of sub-divided living areas define the public areas of the hotel, designed a with the aesthetic of ‘chambre en suite’. signature black citizenM cabinets filled with a wunderkammer of accessories and objet d’art dot the space, while furniture from vitra is featured throughout. 

citizenM gare de lyon
the dutch hotel brand recently opened its gare de lyon venue

 

 

in the heart of the living rooms is canteenM — a vibrant space to eat and drink. keeping citizenM’s signature aesthetic in mind, the walls have been adorned with specially commissioned artworks including a bespoke mural by french street artist mast cora and a fresco from local artist romain froquet. furthermore, an open air patio divides the bar from the meeting rooms and brings natural illumination into the space. 

citizenM gare de lyon
keeping citizenM’s signature aesthetic in mind, the walls have been adorned with specially commissioned artworks

 

 

as with all its properties, citizenM has worked with design and architecture practice concrete to create a distinctive contemporary atmosphere. spacious guest rooms and suites feature large beds, powerful rain showers and tablet mood pads that control the temperature, lighting, blinds, alarm and entertainment in room

citizenM gare de lyon
a series of sub-divided living areas define the public areas of the hotel

 

 

moving up to the top floor of the hotel, guests can discover the cloudM sky bar, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the river seine and the city of paris. envisioned to evoke a parisian apartment, the bar features a palette of light colors with deep oak wooden cabinets and soft furniture to make visitors feel at home, away from home.

citizenM gare de lyon
in the heart of the living rooms is canteenM — a vibrant space to eat and drink

citizenM gare de lyon
a bespoke mural by french street artist mast cora and a fresco from local artist romain froquet feature in the space

citizenM gare de lyon
as with all its properties, citizenM has worked with concrete to create a distinctive contemporary atmosphere

citizenM gare de lyon
a wunderkammer of accessories and objet d’art dot the space

citizenM gare de lyon
spacious guest rooms and suites feature large beds, powerful rain showers and tablet mood pads

citizenM gare de lyon
temperature, lighting, blinds, alarm and entertainment can be controlled in room via a tablet

citizenM gare de lyon
objects chosen for the rooms support the creative atmosphere of the hotel environment 

citizenM gare de lyon
an open air patio divides the bar from the meeting rooms and brings natural illumination into the space