Hotel Designer - Hotel Architect – Maidenberg Architecture

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May

Internet Press CELEBHOMES

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Philadelphia Magazine

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Hotel Business Design

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CONDENAST TRAVELLER UK 2014

Mad about the movies

May 2014

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Condé Nast Traveller

Nouvelle Vogue

September 2010

The Hotel Designer: Philippe Maidenberg.

Architect Philippe Maidenberg has emerged as the hotel designer du jour, stamping his distinctive style on a number of Parisian hotels. “My parents had a travel company so the hotel environment has always fascinated me”, he says. And the adventurous designer clearly has a thing about cars, too: headlamps form a tarantula-like chandelier at Hôtel Le Six in Montparnasse; car seats line the glazed breakfast room at Hôtel Joyce, both of which opened last year. Maidenberg’s next project marks a new direction as he collaborates with musicians including singer Rickie Lee Jones and rapper MC Solaar to bring their inspirations and memories to life in the Triangle d’Or hotel, due to open at the end of the month near the Olympia concert hall.

 

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Interior Design

Stay to play

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Interior Design – 2010

Military industrial complex

Like a small conservatory, its steel frame impeccably lacquered green, the hôtel Windsor Opéra’s single-story entry pops up unexpectedly on a street not far from the tatty hubbub of the Paris garment district. “It was an old, small hotel, like so many that still exist here,” Maidenberg Architecture’s Philippe Maidenberg says. “Almost everything was redone. Except the classic Parisian spirit.”

In the part of the lobby housed in the conservatory structure, Maidenberg replaced glass in the roof, an 1850 original, and redesigned the facade’s windows to align with the roof’s struts. He also lowered the floor 16½ inches, truly to ground level, to allow for wheelchair access to the lobby and two guest rooms. To provide a counterpoint the ground level’s anthracite-gray ceramic floor tile he chose vivid colors: plum for walls, hot orange and molten yellow for upholstery and curtains. The guest rooms come in quiet two-color combinations of pale or dark gray with pea green, blush pink, or Iilac. Wonderfully old-fashioned wardrobes are painted in coordinating colors.

Much more modern is the segment of a Boeing 747 cabin that Maidenberg installed in the reception area. That single item inspired the hotel’s owner, Vincent Haen, to acquire from designer and antiques dealer Pierre Farman a handful of furnishings and sculptures made from the highly polished aluminum of vintage aircraft. Suspended from the breakfast room’s ceiling, the propeller of a cargo plane is flanked by cloudlike pendant fixtures. A pair of rocket-shape sentinels, actually the fuel reservoirs of fighter gets, stand guard in the lobby, where the sconces are jet sidelights. In a niche, a propeller blade from a fighter-pilot training plane reaches upward, referencing Constantin Brancusi’s Bird in Space.

Farman just happens to belong to a famed aviation family. His grandfather Dick Farman was one of the founders of Air France. —Judy Foyard

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ELLE Décoration

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Architectural Digest

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Vogue

L’hôtel Grand Amour à Paris

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Fashion Times

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WWD Tuesday

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In the heart of the 18th arrondissement, Philippe Maidenberg designed the quirkily decorated and comfortable 44-room Hôtel Joyce. It boasts a glass-roofed breakfast room equipped with Fifties furniture and airplane-style seats. Hôtel Joyce offers organic breakfast and bath products from the N-Ki brand. Rooms run from 160 euros, or $217, for a single room to 380 euros, or $514, for a suite.

17
Nov

Guide Vuitton 2012

TRIANGLE D’OR HOTEL

Musical Boutique hotel

Rickie Lee Jones. Archie Shepp. Jacques Higelin. Manu Katché. MC Solaar. It could be the poster for a summer festival. Here, it is the reverse guest book of a decoration idea created by interior designer Philippe Maidenberg, who is behind numerous Parisian hotels, including Le Six, rue Stanislas, le 123, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré and the Joyce. Boldly, Philippe went to ask these artists, singers and jazzmen to get involved in the decoration of this 3-star hotel judiciously situated at voice range of the Olympia concert hall. Everything from the furniture to the ambiance, reminds the stage atmosphere, the backstage, the gigs, the dressing rooms or the studios. Up to the point where Maidenberg drew a stage tool as requested by saxophonist Archie Shepp, manufactured by the Pleyel workshops. No wrong note in the decor: the melodious graphics have been designed by his brother Michel Maidenberg, Creative Director of the Faux Q magazine.

JOYCE HOTEL

Amusing charm

With seventeen hotels in Paris, The Astotel Group is one of the most enterprising of the space, targeting the convenient market of the 3-star hotels, for which the group expands the category in three levels to better distinguish its concepts. The Joyce, inaugurated in 2009, is in the “prestige” category, on paper at least, while its decor and services make it an amusing address full of malicious decoration ideas signed by Philippe Maidenberg, who already accounts for several hotels for this very chain. Common themes: Paris, with an Eiffel tower upside-down, and the trompe-l’œil with its headboards drawn on the walls. Fasten your seat belt for breakfast time, in your car seat that includes the headrest. Just opposite, the Monterosa (30, rue La Bruyère. IXth. Tél.: 01 48 74 87 90), 36 bedroom hotel by Astotel also designed by the architect.

LANGLOIS HOTEL

Charm

Charming Langlois, ex-Hôtel des Croisés. How many times have we walked passed it swearing to walk in one day. It was not until the new VU gallery opened, in the former private mansion of the painter Paul Delaroche, just opposite, that we decided. And right there we experienced the delicious shock of time travel: a decorative mix of all Belle époques — the hotel opened in 1896 —, the inside appeals to the visitor with its passé charm, its ambiance of another era, kept with a smile. The “Nouvelle Athènes” revived.

The lady at the entrance gladly shows us around: the elevator, the corridors, the pastel 1930’s and 1950’s in the large bathrooms, the lamps… Which button did we push to find ourselves in 1955? Just add Françoise Arnoul in her nightie and you are reenacting a part of  La chatte sort ses griffes. Plan to sleep there and bring with you a book by Léo Malet. Boulevard… bones, for instance. The plot of these “New Mysteries of Paris” is taking place in the 9th arrondissement. Very suitable.

16
Nov

La Parisienne

Philippe Maidenborg, the decoration expert

April 2010

BIG CHILD. The latest hotel everyone is talking about in Paris, the Joyce Hotel: that’s him. Le Six in the 6th arrondissement: him again. The next hotel to be built in the Parisian “Gold Triangle” with music as its theme and concept will also be designed by Philippe Maidenberg. And on top of that he creates furniture…

He is a designer, he builds hotels, he creates furniture  – among which beautiful office desks he will deliver you for 450 € a piece – and he is an architect. His mother once suggested he became one: “Why not? Nothing wrong with becoming an architect!” His older brother chose photography and he chose to have a bit of fun. He wandered into the world of design without suffering the pressure of any diktat and now works on hotel projects with an almost juvenile perspective that can help conceive absolute treasures such as the Joyce Hotel in the 9th arrondissement.

It took a long time to do the building, fourteen months of both complicated and exciting work for the hotel’s owners he knows well and who had been following him for some time. Philippe Maidenberg is passionate about everything: music, design, fabrics, bedheads have no secret for him and of course the stage. It is something to see him talk about his latest conversation with Riche Lee Jones for his next Parisian project, close to the famous Olympia Concert Hall, where a musical artist will inspire each room.  He thinks the project over, turns every idea upside down in his head, talks about his life as an architect with a constant and delicate smile on his face. He is very straightforward and talks about the “Parigot” (typical Parisian) side of his personality, with a Russian and Polish father and a Turkish mother. His grandparents were in Israel and he has childhood memories from these times that mean a lot to him.  “When I’d go to the beach, my cousins would go to the army”, those were strong visions that built his convictions as well as his destiny.

Everybody in his line of work agrees on saying that his greatest strength is his loyalty to the people he works with. They are mostly the same from one project to another, thus offering a genuine guarantee to his clients. There is no “army” in his head office but only four people who help him with his projects as he has more and more of them. Philippe Maidenberg is very much in demand because he is audacious where some designers are enclosed in more repetitive schemes and would never try anything different. Or wouldn’t anymore. He doesn’t bother with those kinds of questions. He feels the need to put himself entirely into a project like he does when he designs furniture. The office desks he created have a strong visual design also showing a playful approach.

It even gets a bit crazy sometimes. He can mix up, add up, work up the lamps, his seats are very amusing and his leather chairs “Flower Leather” seem to play with time. He does a few houses every now and then but it’s not a “quest” of his. “What I prefer in the end are the common areas of a hotel. That’s where the fun is. There is no limit. Apart from the budget of course. In the bedrooms, people are meant to sleep in them so it’s more restricted.” Let’s be honest, he had a pretty good time working on the Joyce Hotel because he followed every step of the construction with much precision but also a sense of improvisation “because you discover a place differently time after time”. Just like him…

His best achievement in our opinion is the Joyce Hotel in the Pigalle area of Paris. He manages to fit his creativity into busy areas, into the common quarters of hotels and tries to keep things surprising by mixing up his choices in furniture. And when it seems that all the elements can’t fit together… well they do.

16
Nov

Guide Vuitton 2011

JOYCE HOTEL

Amusing charm

With seventeen hotels in Paris, The Astotel Group is one of the most enterprising of the space, targeting the convenient market of the 3-star hotels, for which the group expands the category in three levels to better distinguish its concepts. The Joyce, inaugurated in 2009, is in the “prestige” category, on paper at least, while its decor and services make it an amusing address full of malicious decoration ideas signed by Philippe Maidenberg, who already accounts for several hotels for this very chain. Common themes: Paris, with an Eiffel tower upside-down, and the trompe-l’œil with its headboards drawn on the walls. Fasten your seat belt for breakfast time, in your car seat that includes the headrest. Just opposite, the Monterosa (30, rue La Bruyère. IXth. Tél.: 01 48 74 87 90), 36 bedroom hotel by Astotel also designed by the architect.

15
Nov

Le Monde supplément

The Night of Design

Between hotel chains’ standards and luxury hotels, small charming hotels flourish everywhere in Europe. Their rooms are design gems that feel homely… Just more beautiful. Follow us for a Parisian tour. 

Their names? Joyce, Jules, Recamier, Fontaines du Luxembourg, Petit Paris. Their addresses? Given through word-of-mouth. Their customers? Those for which a hotel is above all a house that cannot be conceived without a soul. And this new phenomenon bears fruit as discreet stars, provincial notables or high net worth people from the Emirates, tired of the flamboyant abundance from the grandest luxury hotels, attend them more and more. It says it all. Of course here, the service is not the one of a 5-star. So what? Other criteria compensate this apparent lack – charm, discretion, intimacy, and a way to make you believe that you are somewhere else while being home once you passed the front door.

The reasons of this delicious change of scene? A familiar object, a singular fragrance, a light, a hearth fire, a designer’s piece of furniture, the color of a fabric. Farewell then to the tasteful monochrome, the perpetual beige-grege-white triptych, the minimalist, clinical and functional furniture, the aseptic lights of the big hotel chains. Welcome to color, psychedelic patterns and designers furniture. Here, emotions prevails over the hype, the detail over the cliché, the Bohemian feel over the politically correct.

To follow this new philosophy, the decoration has been entrusted to the the flower of today’s interior design. Not necessarily Jacques Garcia, Pierre-Yves Rochon, Ed Tuttle, Didier Gomez, Alberto Pinto… But the others, the rising stars – Sybille de Margerie, Tristan Auer, Fabrice Ausset, Jean-Louis Demot… The relief, in a way! These young and trendy designers bank on other criteria – poetry, memory, nerve… To attract new customers without turning off the regulars. “The idea is to offer a sort of discovery, another type of stay, an experience without pretension” says Fabrice Ausset, decorator of the Fontaines du Luxembourg, in Paris.

Up to the decorators then to give meaning to the patina of a wall, the texture of a material, a fabric, to work with the best artisans, to bargain-hunt the objects or draw furniture that fit into an epoch. In a word, to avoid the total look. “I favored a private feel for the place”,says Jean-Louis Deniot, decorator of the Racamier in Paris. “The hotel is designed like a private city house.” In a nutshell, decorators put in as much passion as if they created a 5-star hotel. Even better, their own house. “The danger is to fall in the historical reconstitution and the pastiche”, says Sybille de Margerie, decorator of the Petit Paris, a hotel in the 5th arrondissement where the latest creations of Lehevre or Pierre Frey stand alongside the bespoke contemporary furniture and pictures of Paris by Roman.

In most of these new hotels, the rooms are often confined and the bathrooms drawned perfectly straight. For this, there is no alternative – demolish and rebuild entirely. In concrete terms, it means to change the volumes, rework the lights, add a small breakfast room where there is not often a restaurant room – a secondary detail considering these hotels are mostly located in neighborhoods with lots of good restaurants. However, all of today’s high tech paraphernalia is there. They may have a few stars less than luxury hotels, the services are top-notch – air conditioning, wifi access, room service, gym and sometimes massage, and an attention to energy savings, like the Joyce Hotel, in Paris, which uses low consumption light bulbs, equips its taps with devices that limit the flow of water, and offers organic breakfasts.

But the secret of these new places also lies in the very particular relation between owner and decorator, to whom they generally give carte blanche. And Philippe Maidenberg, decorator of the Joyce, confirms it: “It is undoubtedly the most personal hotel I have designed” he says. “I have always had a very strong complicity with my client. We have worked together for fifteen years.” So it is normal then that there are good vibes on these establishments that are treated as personal stories. “Each project is different”, says Sybille de Margerie. “Each site is unique. It is all a bit like haute couture.”

[…] [One finds a] sense of cross-breeding in the Joyce Hotel (Astotel group) situated rue La Bruyère in the 9th arrondissement. Facing the reception desk made of Eiffel towers designed by the hotel’s architect Philippe Maidenberg – who studied with Ieoh Ming Pei for the Grand Louvre renovation), a long padded seat in white leather stands alongside a 1960’s clock by George Nelson manufactured by Vitra, an African armchair by Cheick Diallo, a parquet lighted with fiber optics. “It was a complete refurbishment” admits the decorator. “The decoration however, I would say it is made on the inspiration of the moment.”

Despite that, harmony is at the heart of the subtle demonstration where nothing is trivial. In the breakfast room lightened by a glass roof, old cars’ seats face totally new Thonet armchairs, the walls are decorated with leaning mirrors, just to lose balance, and the great cloud-shaped chandelier -by Vialuce- adorns the whole with an opalescent light. Same sense of detail for the 44 rooms on which blows the spirit of Fornaseti and whose furniture is made by Patricia Urquiola or Philippe Starck. Passionate with couture, music and theater, Philippe Maidenberg even took inspiration from one of his Prince of Wales-patterned trousers to design the carpet. […]

14
Nov

Elle Deco

123 Sebastopol Hotel

November 2013

Located near the Grand Rex, this new hotel pays tribute to cinema and its artists. Each floor is named after one of the famous comedians and directors who participated in the design of the bedrooms, under the direction of designer Philippe Maidenberg: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claude Lelouch, Agnès Jaoui, Danièle Thompson, Elsa Zylberstein, to name a few… And under the glass ceiling, enjoy the restaurant modeled after a film set. Action!

123, bd de Sébastopol, Paris 2nd, +33 (0)1 40 39 61 23

13
Nov

Elle Deco

There is joy in the Joyce Hotel

April 2010

The Architect and Designer Philippe Maidenberg disseminated numerous good decoration ideas in this freshly inaugurated hotel. 3 pieces of evidence – Ancient luxury car leather seats as breakfast room chairs, a black and white drawing to represent a library on the walls of a room and the bespoke carpet, inspired by the Prince of Wales’ own trousers pattern! From 160€ per night.

Hôtel Joyce, 29 rue la Bruyère, Paris 9e

12
Nov

L’Hôtellerie Restauration

Interior Designer, Renovation’s keystone

March 2010. “Our job could be compared to what a film director does” says interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. His colleague Philippe Maidenberg then adds “a form of staging indeed but always within technical regulations”.  Nevertheless, creativity remains their first quality. They truly are today’s trend makers in the hotel business. “Nothing is ever that definite, says Laurent Moreau, but it seems like light colours are the trend at the moment in renovation work”. Some recent works were designed by Carole Picard for the Asset Management Group, such as “Le BLC” in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, where everything is white.

Organising Space

Beyond the question of colours and material, some would rather talk about space and organisation. “The real trend at the moment in renovation work is reorganising space Jean-Philippe Nuel claims. There is a parallel between daily life and life in a hotel so I try to transpose it when I work on the layout of a building”.  On the other hand, the aesthetic aspect of our work is important but it is only the tip of the iceberg: “20% of our work, Laurent Moreau reckons”. Regulations are more and more important whether environmental or related to security or accessibility. Moreover, communication between different administrations makes the architect’s work even more difficult. “Regulations regarding the environment – such as the HQE – is something we all follow and respect and all buildings are supposed to be carbon free, underlines Jean-Philippe Nuel. But it can get tricky when we don’t renovate the entire building to take into account certain aspects of those regulations such as saving water, energy, garbage…”.

Dealing with constraints

The most important constraints are the accessibility requirements as we’re often asked to go beyond regulation” says Philippe Maidenberg. How is it possible to open 90 cm doors in a concrete building to follow regulation?
Special dispensations can be granted but there are no guarantees. The insurance policies architects subscribe to often keep them away from such problems and architects often ask for advice from independent control boards. Another frustration point for interior designers is the question of lights. Because of the new regulations, hotels need a certain amount of lux, light power, per square meter. Once again, some will do the testing by themselves with the use of specific tools where others will prefer an expert’s opinion. But all agree with Christine Gero when she claims that “hotels are all about the atmosphere and too much light can spoil that atmosphere”. And even though LED lights are everywhere now, they have two weak points: they don’t have enough light power and are still expensive. And that’s without considering the difficulty of recycling these energy-saving lamps.

Renovation Costs

But in the end what is more daring for an architect than refurbishing an old building to give it another function? When an old prison, empty courthouse or abandoned hospital is turned into a hotel, the architects from Bâtiments de France (Buildings of France) are the ones to contact.

In Nantes for the transformation of the old courthouse into a Radisson hotel “there weren’t that many problems, says Jean-Philippe Nuel, because the building was from the 19th century whereas for the Hôtel-Dieu in Marseilles, built during the 18th century, we had to keep the staircase and the front of the building.” These renovations are often very costly but “the important part is to know what we will put inside, acknowledges Laurent Moreau.” For a 3 or 4 star hotel with a 50 to 100 bedroom capacity, a complete renovation – including the plumbing, bathrooms, space organisation, interior design, security, accessibility and decoration – would cost between 70.000 and 100.000 euros per room (120.000 € for a 4 star hotel) the five architects agree. Without their fees.

Of course, it’s a lot less when it’s eco-chic. “The worst uncertainty for us as far as renovation is concerned says Jean-Philippe Nuel, are the floors and the floor surfaces. We must always anticipate with another specific cost estimation we might have to use.” Interior designers are all about adjustments as well as creating living spaces. Their purpose is to sublimate the hotel’s wishes while sticking to its needs and respecting the establishment’s vocation. They are also the necessary guarantors to avoid any catastrophe due to heavy works.

11
Nov

Maison Française

The Taste of others

By Cécile Pivot. Photos: Anne-Emmanuelle Thion

Philippe Maidenberg headed the refurbishment, architecture and interior design of the 123 Sébastopol****, a true anthem to cinema. At every floor, one can find beautiful tricks to seize. Action!

Not far from the Gaîté Lyrique concert hall, the rue Montorgueil and the Marais area, the 123 Sébastopol barely open its doors but it already has its aficionados. Only the outside signs and the 20-seat private cinema room remain to be done before the hotel is finished. Each of the six floors is dedicated to a leading figure of the cinema world. In the credits: Elsa Zylberstein, Danièle Thompson, Claude Lelouch, Ennio Morricone, Jean-Paul Belmondo and the Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri couple.

All of them more or less committed, their own way. Jean-Pierre Bacri gave his consent but let Agnès Jaoui handle the project. Some gave rolls of films, decoration items, film scripts, pictures taken on film sets that have then been enlarged to become wallpapers. Others greatly participated in the choice of colors, patterns, furniture…

Soon, the hotel architect and designer Philippe Maidenberg will start a project dear to his heart, a new hotel with music as a main theme (the first of its kind was the Triangle d’Or, completed in 2011),  rue Sainte-Anne in Paris. He hopes that Peter Gabriel, Youssou N’Dour, Sting, Iggy Pop, Izia Higelin and Kate Bush will join the project.

10
Nov

Voyage de Luxe

Panache and lightness

At the time, the painter Jean-Jacques Henner took as a model a young girl nicknamed Joyce, Georges Sand and Frédéric Chopin were lovers and Alexandre Dumas wrote in an appartment decorated by Eugène Delacroix. This neighborhood was the one of the “Nouvelle Athènes”, a name chosen by journalist Dureau de la Malle, as the place was filled with references to the Greek Antiquity and art in general. It is this bohemian and artsy spirit, not without a hint of modernity, that architect and designer Philippe Maidenberg injected into the latest project of the Astotel Group, the Joyce Hôtel.

The reception desk is made of an assembly of tiny lacquered Eiffel Towers, 3 clocks designed by George Nelson in the 50’s give the time you want – Paris, Somewhere, Moon – and an African armchair by Cheick Diallo, that’s the preface. A glimmering parquet leads to a parlor and a shiny room overhung by a gigantic glass roof where a fortune cloud lords it over… In this room adorned with salvaged Rover leather seats, screens showing passing clouds, walls of soliflores and leaning mirrors, the impression clarifies and it is exquisite. The designer evidently enjoyed it. It is the amusement of a creative who would look at the world through the lenses of entertainment and stageplay.

For the rooms, the spirit is the same: on the walls, the headboards and the book-filled shelves have been made to measure on the computer and most of the furniture has been designed by Philippe Maidenberg, notably the impeccable desks and the carpet created from a scanned Prince of Wales pattern suit. Let’s not forget the prestigious signatures: beautifully incongruous mirrors by Mosh-Umbra, poetic tiles in the bathrooms by Fornasetti, bedside tables by Conran… If it is a joke it is very inspired! It is all of good taste, the one of accurate mixes and subtle balance of tones and colors. Enter a room with a view on the Parisian rooftops, certainly small but cosy, and relive with panache and lightness, in a malicious blink of an eye, the Paris of today and yesterday.

Fabienne Dupuis

9
Nov

IDEAT

Paris at the beach

December-January 2009-2010

At the entrance, the 200 miniature Eiffel towers that constitute the desk set the humorous tone imagined by Philippe Maidenberg, an architect already known for several hotels with the same group. Then, the ipe parquet and the carpet, sprinkled with fiber optics, the Designers Guild sofas and the big Jieldé in chrome sow a bit of excentricity all the way to the amusing breakfast room beneath a glass roof: armchairs made of 4×4 seats saved from the junkyard, mirrors, a fake plant-covered wall and a huge winding cotton wool cloud. With the starred staircase, the bedrooms covered up with trompe-l’oeils, Fornasetti tiles, Prince de Galles carpet… Humor sets the tone of these 44 rooms. From 139 € to 229 €.

8
Nov

Hôtel & Lodge

Maisons éphémères

Trois horloges au design 1950 rythment l’heure du Joyce Hôtel la première indique celle de Paris, la deuxième marque le temps de Somewhere. La dernière, Moon, est dans la lune. Bienvenue dans le monde de Philippe Maidenberg.

Petit garçon, Philippe Maidenberg a beaucoup voyagé, entre le Brésil, les Etats-Unis, le Portugal, Israël… Depuis, ce fils de tour-opérateur considère les hôtels comme « des maisons éphémères », des lieux où le confort doit tutoyer l’intimité sans se prendre au sérieux, où l’on se sent immédiatement bien. Pour lui, l’architecture est devenue une évidence, un outil passionnel, car « elle me permet de tout faire : un bar qui ressemble à une robe, un siège en forme de selle d’équitation. Je peux faire converser design vintage, meubles sur mesure et coups de cœur décoratifs, jouer avec la lumière ». Dans l’univers de ce créatif invétéré, l’humour n’est jamais bien loin.

« Il se passe des choses bizarres dans ma tête », reconnaît-il. Bizarres ? Comprenez : élégantes et vraiment nouvelles, comme cette idée de scanner son pantalon prince-de-galles qui deviendra moquette ! Ou imaginer une banquette faite d’une succession de sièges automobiles (anglais, s’il-vous-plaît !) courant sur huit mètres de long sous la verrière de l’hôtel. C’est ce foisonnement d’idées qui lui vaut la confiance de sa clientèle. Et sa formidable faculté à concevoir un monde confortable et familier qui l’a tout naturellement amené à se spécialiser dans la rénovation hôtelière depuis 1995.

Le bilan ? Onze hôtels à Paris, des chantiers en cours de réalisation et, bien sûr, des idées d’architecture joyeuse plein la tête. Depuis novembre, au Joyce Hôtel il nous régale de son subtil mélange d’émotions croisées et d’esprit. Un bel hommage a ce quartier de Saint-Lazare, historiquement connu pour sa profusion artistique.

Philippe Maldenberg en trois questions

Dans votre travail, avez-vous des maîtres ?

«  Sydney Pollack pour le spectacle et Frank Gehry pour l’architecture. Leur ouvre est pour moi une merveilleuse leçon, un cap à suivre. Ce sont aussi deux copains curieux du travail de l’autre, ils initient l’idée d’interactivité dans la création. »

Votre famille a-t-elle aidé votre parcours ?

« Certainement, consciemment ou pas. J’ai un grand-père russe, l’une de mes grands-mères est polonaise, l’autre turco-libanaise. Mon histoire est celle d’un juif errant qui s’intéresse à tout ce qu’il voit. Quant à ries frères, ils sont photographe, directeur artistique et inventeur… Imaginer, faire, c’est une histoire de famille I »

Quelles sont vos sources d’inspiration ?

«J’aime beaucoup l’univers de la couture : Paco Rabanne, lssey Miyake, les années 70, Paul Smith et Jean-Paul Gaultier. Ils sont libres, en dehors de toute tendance. »

L’univers de Philippe Maidenberg

Ludique, élégant, le monde décoratif de Philippe Maidenberg est tout à la fois. Confort douillet, design et humour s’associent pour créer une ambiance unique, intersidérale.

Joyce Hotel

Poétique, élégant et plein d’humour, le Joyce Hotel est un joyeux mélange de confort et d’esprit qui vient d’ouvrir dans le IXe arrondissement de Paris. Une banquette de 8m de long imaginée par l’architecte Philippe Maidenberg, composée de sièges automobiles, des carreaux de ciment anciens dans la grande verrière où l’on se retrouve pour les petits déjeuners ou pour boire un thé, un mur saturé de soliflores, un autre entièrement recouvert d’un tapis simulant le buis, des pois rouges accrochés à la façade, du design vintage, des pièces  uniques créations de l’architecte… C’est un voyage autour d’une déco inventive et décontractée. Chaque chambre a son habillage d’armoire en flanelle, têtes de lit dessinées. Un subtil métissage donne de l’allure au dernier-né du groupe Astotel. Un bel hommage à Joyce, modèle du peintre Jean-Jacques Henner, et à la fantaisie XIXe du quartier Saint-Lazare.

7
Nov

Hotel & Lodge

Lights, camera, action!

To decorate the 123 Sebastopol, new 4-star hotel on the Grands Boulevards in Paris, Philippe Maidenberg, architect and interior designer, played with the complicity of leading cinema figures: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claude Lelouch, Danièle Thompson, Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Elsa Zylberstein and Ennio Morricone. Each projected their own world on their own floor, writing the script of their lives. To ‘Bébel’, the macho thing, boxing. To Elsa, the mirrors, the furs… As for the public areas, bar, lobby, restaurant, they remind of a cinema hall, the stair with its red carpet covered in laurels reminds of the Cannes Festival. 63 bedrooms, from 280€.

6
Nov

Grazia

A traditional-hype stay in Paris

July 2010

The latest Parisian hype: the Joyce Hotel. Enjoy this atypical address for fashionistas, with an Eiffel style glass roof and cute black and white bedrooms, all of them unique.

Le Joyce Hôtel. From 160 € / night. 29, rue La Bruyère.
Paris 9th. Tel: 01 57 07 00 01. www.astotel.corn/hotel-joyce-paris.php

5
Nov

Air France Madame

Stylish stays

Élisabeth Cranck-Dumas, August-September 2010

IN A DECIDEDLY different but equally creative style, the Joyce is the newest fashionable place to stay in northern central Paris. The nerve center of the hotel is its spacious, airy breakfast room that juxtaposes fifties-inspired chairs with cushy automobile seats under a glass roof reminiscent of Gustave Eiffel. The quiet, mostly white rooms are filled with witty details, like photographic “bookcases” and decorative figurines from the Wooden Dolls series by Alexander Girard. The overall effect is simple, original and undeniably captivating.

4
Nov

L’Express Styles

The discreet charm of the Joyce Hotel

June 2010

Quietly nested in the theater area around the place Saint-Georges, there is a 44-room boutique hotel designed by architect Philippe Maidenberg: scarlet lamps, delicate trompe-l’œils around the beds, and lots of other poetic ideas that make you want to redecorate your home! To enjoy this 3-star charming hotel without sleeping there, try the breakfast (15€) under the glass roof, sitting on recycled Land Rover seats.

4
Nov

Intramuros

Joyce Hôtel

With a name inspired by the artistic gaiety which since the eighteenth century has been associated with the arts, the Joyce Hotel pays homage to the painter J-J Henner and Joyce, the model who inspired him. Owned by the Astotel group, the 44 rooms are the work of the designer and architect Philippe Maidenberg and each exudes a retro-futurist look while being eco-friendly and making use of renewable energy sources. The bed-heads are replaced by architectural drawings, the wardrobe doors covered in flannel designed by Jasper Conran for Designee’s Guild, the searing by Thonet and Lavenham is designed by Patricia Urquiola, while Fornasetti’s side tables will send you into the arms of Morpheus.

3
Nov

L’Officiel Voyage

The Joyce, France

March 2010

Where? In Paris, in the 9th arrondissement, Saint-Georges neighborhood, 29 rue la Bruyère.

Project completion? Fall 2009.

What’s inside? Designer furniture (Starck, Dharma, Thonet), organic products by N Ki in the bathrooms.

We like? The committment to the environment, the breakfast room and its Eiffel style glass roof. The bedroom carpet created from a scan of the prince-of-wales pattern on the architect’s trousers.

The architect? Interior designer Philippe Maidenberg for the Astotel group. In the entrance, tiny Eiffel towers lacquered in white set the tone. Playful.

How many bedrooms? 44, all different.

Price? From 160 to 280 euros.

2
Nov

L’Industrie Hôtelière

Joyce Hôtel, a model of committment for the environment

October 2010

The Joyce Hotel opened its gates in November 2009 in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. The management agreed with architect Philippe Maidenberg to think of environment-friendly solutions. The Astotel Group wanted to open a new hotel in a spirit of environment-friendliness, by involving its teams. The reflection then started with Sophie Cortese, the group’s Director of Quality and Sustainable Development. The 44-room hotel should be granted the eco-label. 

Respect and aesthetics 

Thanks to a contract signed with EDF, the hotel contributes to the development of renewable energy sources with up to 50% of its electricity consumption, while all the light bulbs are low consumption. In the bathrooms for instance, where the light bulbs took quite some time to reach their maximum power, more efficient lightbulbs had to be found. “The most difficult part is to commit to sustainable development while keeping our aesthetical expectations.” said Sophie Cortese. In that spirit, IT devices have been granted the European label Energy Star and the TVs are also among those which consume the smallest energy resources.

Green products

The Joyce Hotel offers its clientele the range of N Ki organic products whose formulas have been labelled Ecocert and Cosmebio, with the preoccupation to replace packaged products by refillable soap and shower gel dispensers. All the hotel taps include foamers, and the toilet paper is made from recycled paper.

Awareness

The monitoring of the electricity and water consumption will be established, as well as a waste reduction plan that will apply to the rooms, which will get several dustbins for sorting waste. This, as well as the laundry and towels on-demand change are measures that involve both the client and the staff. The three employees in charge of housekeeping have been trained and use Ecocert-labelled environment-friendly products. Thus, a poster information campaign on these daily acts will be set in motion as soon as the hotel is granted its “Eco label”.

Organic breakfasts

For breakfasts, organic products are preferred, with bread and pastries from the organic baker Moisan and fair trade coffees and teas. Step by step, everything is put in place. For now, the clientele is very French but foreigners, especially Spaniards and Italians, also appreciate this little Parisian place whose rooms are priced from 160 to 280 euros. The Astotel Group wishes to continue on the environmental path for all of its hotels.

1
Nov

Cote Paris

Joyce Hotel: chic design

April-May 2010

This 44-room 3-star boutique hotel just opened. Distinguishing features? A cheerful mix of comfort, elegance an wry allusions. As you walk in, the tone is set by the reception desk designed by Philippe Maidenberg with a montage of mini Eiffel Towers. There’s a superb seat inspired by a riding saddle, three clocks designed by George Nelsons in the 1950s and an African armchair by Cheick Diallo made especially for the hotel. You’ll find the same decidedly creative approach in the bedrooms. Very bright, they are all different in colors and furniture.

30
Oct

Belles Demeures

The Cinema Hotel

by Francis Blaise

A hotel like no other has just opened between the Grand Boulevards and the Marais in Paris. In that area close to the legendary Grand Rex Theatre, 123 Sebastopol is dedicated to cinema, films and artists that took part in making the Seventh Art what it is today.

Philippe Maidenberg conceived the whole rehabilitating, interior architecture and design of the building with the complicity of Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claude Lelouch, Daniele Thompson, Agnes Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Elsa Zylberstein and Ennio Morricone.

A single step into the main entrance (1, 2 & 3) will set the tone as the entire place is dedicated to cinema. Under the glass roof is an actual film set with natural light reflecting on mirror tables with adjustable camera-stand like legs, the bar is embellished with furniture and items from a shooting set or a theatre.

Philippe Maidenberg also designed the famous “Director” chair as a homage to Claude Lelouch after whom he named it. It has all the classic features such as the side pocket in which one can slip the screenplay, the director’s name embroidered with gold thread in the back and the same overstitching as the inside finish of a Ford Mustang.

Comfortably sat, life passes by before our eyes as if one had just given the “Action” signal also suggested in letraset on the great light board facing the staircase leading to the projection room, fitness center and meeting rooms.

A Star for each floor

The sixth floor is dedicated to “L’As des As” (the Aces’ Ace), Jean-Paul Belmondo (4 & 8), overlooking the whole city of Paris the same way the actor did with the French box-office. Emblematic and unforgettable pictures of films he was in immediately transport the visitor into the atmosphere of Jean-Luc Godard’s A Bout de Souffle (Breathless), Claude Lelouch’s Itinéraire d’un Enfant Gâté or Henri Verneuil’s A Monkey in Winter (Un Singe en Hiver).

Below is the Claude Lelouch area (5 & 9) with numerous subtle references to the director’s world. A large backlit board displays authentic pieces of celluloid film from the director’s feature films right above the bedhead for Technicolor dreams.  The most legendary sequences of films such as Un Homme et Une Femme (A Man and A Woman), L’Aventure C’est l’Aventure or La Bonne Année (Happy New Year) with Lino Ventura and Françoise Fabian decorate the entire wall.

As for Daniele Thompson (6 & 10), she chose the rather vivid and bright colours of lightwood. Known for her generosity, she offers a warm and luminous atmosphere in her “quarters”. In the bedrooms, one can either find a patchwork of photographs or large pictures of scenes from her most famous films. There are also personal comments of hers about her father Gerard Oury, her friend Sydney Pollack and other cinema legends. The high-end and soft fabrics underline the feminine elegance of the setting, so does the herringbone parquet flooring made with whitened ash wood or the velvet cushions and bedspreads.

The design furniture is both recreational and colourful with – as its centrepiece – an office table with its top filled with pink fuchsia pigments as a tribute to Klein. The chairs come from Daniele Thompson’s latest feature film.

For the part of the hotel dedicated to Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri, Philippe Maidenberg has worked on numerous documents and conversations with Agnes Jaoui in order to imagine the area he would design after them. The bed looks as if it is being set in motion by the pictures covering the wall: photographs, handwritten notes on a story-board, drawings that put us right in the middle of the duo’s creativity. The red and gold curtains are a reference to the theatre, the large presence of wood, parquet, the kilim carpet and warm colours of the bedrooms are here to remind us of a stage. Philippe Maidenberg also made small allusions to Jaoui and Bacri’s films by displaying unlikely ties or a moustache, framed as if they were paintings, referring to Jean-Pierre Bacri’s character in the very popular film Le Goût des Autres (The Taste of Others).

Both dramatic and lively, Elsa Zylberstein has built her identity as an actress after having worked as a dancer. The decorator’s imagination for her was drawn towards her peculiar womanhood along with punctual personal references to her artistic work. It is like entering a quiet nest with touches of pink and grey, the two main make-up powder colours used by dancers, another key dance element in the room is the training bar on the wall.

A large bedhead with classical carvings overlooks the bedroom with – on each side – a baroque inspired chandelier and rugs made of faux fur that remind us of the more glamorous side of the cinema industry we’ve all dreamed of. Right above the office and dressing table is a Venetian mirror that reflects natural light into the room under the eyes of Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes whose portraits were chosen by Elsa Zylberstein who is a great admirer of their work.

And finally, one of the most important and influential figures in cinema around the world: maestro Ennio Morricone who gave Philippe Maidenberg his trust to transpose his world. A meeting, conversations between the two men helped them build an environment associating music and cinema. Centrepiece of this collaboration: an original handwritten film score sent by fax as a contribution to the hotel’s conception that was reproduced in a giant format to cover the bedroom wall. Above the bed is a moulding of the maestro’s hands around a screen showing one of his concerts with headphones at disposal to escape instantly into one of these great cinema classics. On each side of the bed are snare drums with a lamp on top – the same that are used with music stands – assembled as night tables. The general design is very refined. The centrepiece is the office desk that was conceived as a black varnished upright piano with a concert stool. The velvet, the dark wooden parquet and the carpet represent a score in photonegative thus creating a quiet atmosphere, ideal for listening to some music.

The hotel is a surprising and elegant place that puts you under the spotlights as if you were a film star and will help you discover the world of amazing personalities for a night or longer.

HÔTEL 123 SÉBASTOPOL 123, boulevard de Sébastopol. Paris

29
Oct

Artravel

Hôtel particulier

Text by Lime Mistral. Photos by CP.

If our capital cruelly lacks ambitious projects, it has loads of little treasures that just need to be discovered. Evidently the Hotel Joyce is one of them. Designed and renovated by Architect and Interior Designer Philippe Maidenberg, the hotel establishment is an audacious mix of comfort, elegance and decoration winks.

If you need to be convinced, just have a look at the three clocks designed by George Nelson and manufactured by Vitra or the African armchair by Cheick Diallo. As for the optic fiber that illuminates the parquet floor, it takes you to a parlor curled up next to a stone wall – Designer Guild sofas and Polspotten ceiling lights. All the originality lies in the Eiffel style dining room. Located under a vast glass roof, it contains Thonet 50s armchairs, leather seats from old cars and Girard wooden dolls… The 44 rooms of the hotel including a junior suite are each different in colors and furniture and express a cozy comfort always in the spirit of the hotel.

Bright and poetic, the Joyce Hotel is a setting protected from the heated Parisian life, away from the noise. Evenings are soft and quiet for moments of serenity not far from the theaters of the 9th district of Paris. A hundred meters away only, don’t hesitate to walk in the restaurant Les Comédiens… not very Artravel style, but no problem, we love it! And Charly the boss will know how to welcome you with class…

21
Oct

Stroytelstvo

21
Oct

Madame Figaro Japan

21
Oct

Elle Japan

21
Oct

Figaroscope

What’s up?

Here is a new “gem hotel” nested at the heart of the 9th arrondissement, with 44 rooms including a suite (nights from €180 to €380), all decorated in a joyful and colorful tone by Philippe Maidenberg. The architect winks to classic design (clocks by George Nelson, seats by Thonet…) but also contemporary (chairs by Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola…). On the walls and floors, one can find the impertinent drawings by Fornasetti. toutes décorées dans un esprit gai et coloré par Philippe Maidenberg.

29, rue la Bruyère (9e). Tel. : 01 55 07 00 01.

17
Oct

Le Point

1, 2, 3… Action!

November 2013

Philippe Maidenberg is not a first-timer. After having staged the music world (with Rickie Lee Jones, Manu Katché, Jacques Higelin…) at the Triangle d’Or Hôtel, the architect gets on with cinema. And what cinema! Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claude Lelouch, Danièle Thompson, Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Elsa Zylberstein, Ennio Morricone: all gave their time -and soul- for the decoration of the place, conceding sketches, photos, scripts, film rolls, handwritten notes, storyboards, film set decoration and personal items.

One will notably remember the red poly carbonate transparent chairs straight from the latest Thompson film “Des gens qui s’embrassent“. Or, even more iconic, the ties and the famous moustache of Bacri immortalized in “The Taste of Others”. A collection of details that bare witness of the part played by the stars involved, and give a real authenticity to the project, like the numerous winks to cinema: director’s armchairs, camera tripods as table legs, hanging projector lamps, pillows with a camera lens, flight case for the bathroom bowls… And the highlight of the hotel is a cinema room in the basement. Just book your ticket… for the night.

■ MARION TOURS Hôtel 123 Sébastopol, 123, bd de Sébastopol, Paris 2nd. From 280€ per night. 01.40.39.61.23, www.astotel.com.

17
Oct

Le Point

Joyful stop in Paris

Philippe Maidenberg is one of these architects who transport you in the blink of an eye in a world of their own, far from the chichis and hotel concepts that take themselves too seriously. Opened in December 2009 in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the Joyce Hotel is in his image – inventive, warm and witty. “I wanted a fun and light place”, Philippe said. Target met.

As shows, from the entrance, the astonishing breakfast room situated under an Eiffel style glass roof, well of light magnified by countless mirrors reflecting the sky, the vegetation wall and the large animated cloud suspended in the air. A permanent show that one can enjoy even more once sitting on the Thonet chairs or the long leather seat made of luxury car seats. In the same audacious vein, the 44 rooms (including 1 suite) are accessible by an elevator or a starred staircase.

All the rooms have a muted atmosphere, with, for some, a terrasse or a nice view on the rooftops. Dominant black and white, window-dessing bookshelves, pillows with colors high in vitamins, flannel on the wardrobe doors, prince-de-galles printed patterns (scanned from the architect’s pants) on the carpets… From design pieces to ingenious ideas, the Joyce Hotel is a must, a whiff of gaiety and fresh air in the capital.

■ MARION TOURS

17
Oct

Spain Travel and Business Magazine

“Breakfast with diamonds” in Hôtel 123

There’s something impalpable in the Hotel 123 that reminds you of the chic and youthful universe of Audrey Hepburn comedies. The hall sets the scene for this happy bijou hotel situated in the heart of the famous Faubourg Saint-Honoré: warm caramel colors, ethereal lamps made of white feathers or hearts of red crystal, a floor smothered with twinkling stars and a bar lined with silver lame. The same freshness and fantasy (the signature of architect Philippe Maidenberg) impregnates the 41 rooms and suites, giving them a homey and somewhat female atmosphere that, from what the hotel staff report, are particularly attractive to businessmen…

17
Oct

Nouvel Observateur

Close-up : The Joyce Hôtel

Situated at the heart of Paris, this chic and charming 3-star hotel firmly claims its environmental-friendliness and multiplies environmental initiatives: waste sorting, 50% renewable energies, eco and recycled equipment… The very elegant breakfast room lines recycled BMW seats, facing Thonet armchairs. Superb! Furniture by Starck and Patricia Urquiola, flannel by Jasper Conran and tiles by Fornasetti, iPod bases and open soft drink bar… M.A

17
Oct

Résidences Décoration

Paris moves

Crisis or not, new venues abound. From the good deal bistrot to the street corner hotel and the hidden chic places, the French capital is still full of surprises. By Virginie Seguin.

[…] Surprising […], the Joyce takes its inspiration from the arty atmosphere of the 9th arrondissement, between cabarets and artists’ workshops (29 rue la Bruyère. For this relooking for the Astotel Group, Philippe Maidenberg mixed his own furniture design to winks, like the reception desk ornamented with Eiffel towers or the headboards replaced by bookshelf-like wallpaper, a reminder of the literary history of the area where Georges Sand and Victor Hugo used to live. The Parisians who are not looking for a 4 start bedroom can enjoy tea time there to discover the organic products served for breakfast under a zenithal glass roof. […]
16
Oct

Vivre Côté Paris

Hotel from outer space

With a first name borrowed from painter Henner’s muse, a palette where azure blue sketches the mood of the day, a setting with solid character, the Joyce Hotel is the antitode to gloominess. By Noémie Barré. Photos Claude Weber.

As you enter, a counter with interlocked Eiffel towers sets the tone, like a welcome wink or a decompression chamber. Freshly hatched out at the heart of the Nouvelle Athènes, this halt is worth the stay! From the lobby to the 6th floor, the architect Philippe Maidenberg juggles with the symbols, using the hotel design and travel codes like a real playground. The tempo is set, the mood too. In the entrance hall, the clocks give the time in Paris, the Moon, and ‘Somewhere’ else…

Bright Earth globes and leds embedded in the floor delineate the walk of the globe-trotters floating in the Parisian weightlessness; suspended to the metallic framework, a cloud echoes the aerial films shown on the screens. Under the glass roof, pieces of atmosphere reflect on the mirror trays of the tables. And car seats, 1950’s armchairs by Thonet and low chairs without arms welcome the clients for breakfast. An outer space travel that unfolds in the open sky.

To continue the visit, follow the stars that stud the chair, the elevator and the corridors. Then, behind the bedrooms’ doors, discover a few masculine notes: Prince of Wales carpet, banded wardrobes, bicolor bedspreads. And to awaken these grey shades: pillows and bedside lamps by Jieldé are colored in pink, blue or acidulous green. Invigorating as you wake up, the bathrooms propel you at the speed of yellow or red light, at the heart of a busy day, hailed on the way by Fornasetti’s earthenware suns.

A graphic game this time: the white walls are used as paper leaves. Architect drawings drawn in black firmly plant the setting. Padded headboards, molding or bookshelves, frames or wall lamps with carefully drawn jewelry reinvent themselves in each room. This hotel chose the way of the stars to dream… But also engaged on the environment-friendly way by choosing energy sources, equipment and cleaning products that help protect the planet. A supplement of saoul that echoes the daily cares: Moisan bread and organic fruits for breakfast, Cosmebio N Ki range at bathing time. Humor, spirit, environment-friendliness… for a positive stay.

44 bedrooms (3 for disabled people) and 1 junior suite.

16
Oct

Zepros Restauration

The chosen dishes of Christophe Hay

Chief executive of the Bessé Signature Group, Christophe Hay takes hold of the urban and colorful design of architect Philippe Maidenberg to launch the new restaurant of the Hôtel Bel-Ami, Les Mots passants*. There, assisted by Christian Mve Sho, he offers a short and fresh menu that changes 4 times a year, to the rhythm of seasons. It is made from carefully selected quality ingredients, like Annie Bertin of the Ferme de Biot, in Vende, between Fougères and Rennes, for the organic season vegetables; Vincent Doucet, Breton fisherman or the Sicaba co-op at the heart of the bourbonnais bocage for the organic meats. Lunch menus 21 and 29 €, wines from 28 € to 90 €. Brunch from 11 A.M to 3 P.M Saturdays and Sundays.

*The Passing Words, 7-11, rue Saint-Bene 75006 Paris

15
Oct

Univers Luxe

A 5th star for the Bel Ami Hotel, in Saint Germain des Pres.

A flagship of the Besse Signature Group, The Bel Ami Hotel, which opened its doors in 2005, has managed to conquer the heart of the Parisians as well as of their international clients to become in incomparable location in Saint Germain des Prés. Text – Florence Bernardin. Photos – Frédéric Delmas.

Designed in an ancient printing house where the first novel from Guy de Maupassant, “Good Friend”, was edited, the Bel Ami Hotel distinguishes itself from other hotels with its diversity and originality of its rooms, notably the ones autographed by the architect Philippe Maidenberg. Cheerful, warm, and featuring beautiful materials, the new rooms composed of pink and green tones are rather surprising with their contemporary look and their understated luxury. “The clients who frequent the hotels want to have a new experience and enjoy the colors and materials which you can’t find everywhere”, explains Laurence Guinebretière, General Director of the hotel. These rooms provide a different setting and concept where one quickly finds oneself at ease and where each seemingly minute detail is unforgettable.

Crowned a five star hotel several months ago, the hotel is located two steps from the mythical cafes “Le Flore” and “Les Deux Magots”, two locations which are also distinguished by their high class services. The bar at the Bel Ami which is both intimate and lively at the same time, serves delicious cocktails as well as a menu by Christophe Hay, offerint dishes created with a base of natural products. “Our wish is to put the Bel Ami at the center of Saint Germain des Prés, says Laurence Guinebretière. “We therefore regularly organize events and literary evenings to bring together known actors and artists.”

With the goal to also host business meetings and seminars, the Bel Ami offers a variety of conference rooms furnished with ultra modern equipment as well as a VIP area to welcome important guests. With the recent opening of the well-being spa Esthederm, which provides face and body treatments for both men and women, the Bel Ami aims to be a hotel which is both full of life and serene, at the heart of one of the most popular Parisian neighborhoods.

15
Oct

Demeures et Châteaux

Hollywood Version

The 123 Sébastopol, a new 4-star hotel in Paris, chose a decoration style inspired by cinema.

This hotel should please the film-lovers! Inside the 123 Sébastopol, all the decoration has been thought to remind the inside of a cinema or a film set. This establishment is the work of architect Philippe Maidenberg and all the artists that have accepted to join in and give him their personal vision of their art. As a result, the 123 Sebastopol is an anthem to culture and Parisian art de vivre, thanks to an ideal location between the Opera house, the Grands Boulevards, the Sentier, the Beaubourg and Marais areas. This part of the center of Paris is historically tied to cinema, with the mythical Grand Rex cinema in its core since the thirties, and the old Sebastopol cinema, whose imposing facade marked the boulevard until 1986 before it was shut down. Located opposite the Gaîeté Lyrique theater, this new establishment wishes to create a bond between the various neighborhoods of the center of Paris. Lights!

Inside, the lobby pays tribute to cinema. To French and European cinema, to the myth of American cinemas. Just help yourself with a cup of pop corn at the machine left at the disposal of visitors and the visit can start! The glass roof has been designed like a film set. Mostly lighted by natural light and reflected by mirror tables whose legs are the ones of an adjustable camera leg, the bar is decorated with furniture and objects that remind a film set or a cinema. The ‘The Director’ armchair, designed by Philippe Maidenberg in tribute to Claude Lelouch is manufactured and sold by Silvera. It takes after the film directors’ armchair style, with a pocket to leave a script in, the name of the director embroidered on the back with golden thread, and the topstitching reminds the interior of a Mustang. Comfortably seating, one gazes at the life set in motion as if someone had just shouted “Action!”… as suggested by a large illuminated sign.

11
Oct

Paris Capitale

123 Sebastopol Hotel – Like in the movies!

Just opposite the Gaite Lyrique, this new 4 star hotel in the Boulevard Sebastopol declares its love for cinema. The reception desk reminds an American box office, the entrance wall with its hand casts – a wink at the Hollywood stars – set the tone wanted by hotel architect and interior designer Philippe Maidenberg. Over 6 floors, the sixty three rooms have been refurbished with the complicity of leading actors. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claude Lelouch, Danièle Thompson, the Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri duo, Elsa Zylberstein and Ennio Morricone have all played the game and given a bit of their intimacy. A punching ball next to an espalier stands as a headboard and a bedspread reminds of a boxer’s robe in the Belmondo bedrooms. In the Lelouch bedrooms, the scenery is made of black and white film roll, and a reel as a bedside table. Chairs from Danièle Thompson’s latest film, Des gens qui s’embrassent, can be found in one of her rooms. Special mention for the 424, dedicated to La Boom! In a hotel where cinema is in every floor, there is of course a screening room, as an extra to all services expected in a 4 star hotel: lobby, bar, fitness room.

123 Sébastopol. 123, boulevard Sébastopol, V. Tél. 01 40 39 61 23. www.astotel.com

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Apr

HOME RALLY

3
Apr

Qual Viagem

5 mars 2015

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3
Apr

Challenges

Les 10 meilleurs hôtels français selon TripAdvisor

Le 123 Sébastopol à Paris (75002)- Prix moyen en 2015 sur TripAdvisor : 343 € – 693 avis dont “Nous avons vraiment apprécié notre séjour dans cet hôtel, notamment pour l’accueil exceptionnel de tout le personnel”.

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3
Apr

Telegraph Travel

Hôtel Joyce 7/10

Architect Philippe Maidenberg has been gradually making his mark on Paris hotels, combining all you need in the way of air conditioning and i-pod docks with quirky details. The reception desk is made of stacked-up Eiffel Towers and fibre optics sparkle in the parquet. The 44 rooms wittily rework Haussmannian style so that they are contemporary yet distinctly Parisian. Buffet breakfast served in the lovely glazed conservatory/lounge; much of the produce is organic. The hotel is not licensed but you can help yourself to free coffee, tea and soft drinks all day.
Price: from £95, including breakfast
Address: 29 rue La Bruyère, 75009

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3
Apr

Paris-is-beautiful.com

Hôtel 123 Sébastopol****

Lights, camera, action! The Hôtel 123 Sébastopol celebrates cinema from the lobby to the upper floors where stars of the silver screen have contributed to the decoration of the spaces. Lovers of cinema are sure to be won over.

A cinematic décor

The lobby has a ticket booth, a popcorn machine and a projection room: the stage is set right here on the ground floor. Upstairs, the spirit of the cinema continues. Each floor bears the name of a personality who has contributed to decorating the space. Jean-Paul Belmondo chose themes from cinema, theatre and boxing that are dear to him, Claude Lelouche chose to play with black and white, Danièle Thompson offered some documents to perfect the souvenir-filled décor, Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri dressed the walls with images, Elsa Zylberstein evokes dance and Ennio Morricone puts music in the spotlight. In this way, each room is filled with the story of the personality who inspired it for a real trip through the world of cinema. After some visiting, why not enjoy the peacefulness of this hotel, in the lobby/conservatory or on the outside terrace, enjoying a hot drink and little cakes or sweets (open bar). In the evening, you can enjoy a marvellous cocktail, concocted by the resident mixologist. The attentive hotel staff will watch over you with professionalism, rigour and friendliness to ensure that your stay is as successful as possible: comfort, visits, transport, restaurants… they will take care of everything!

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3
Apr

Silencio

Le Bar de l’Hôtel Bel-Ami (Paris 6e)

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C’est le bar d’hôtel idéal pour ronronner de plaisir dans ses nouveaux fauteuils en profitant de la douceur des lieux (mais pas trop fort, vous êtes tout de même dans un hôtel 5 étoiles).

Avec un design signé Philippe Maidenberg, des fauteuils cosy à souhait de chez Desio, et deux fauteuils « Bubble Chair » de Silvera, on ne saurait trop quand vous conseiller d’y aller: l’après-midi pour bouquiner ou travailler, le soir pour quelques cocktails en amoureux ou entre potes.

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3
Apr

Paris Match

Les 15 meilleurs hôtels français en 2015 selon Tripadvisor

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L’année commence de la meilleure des manières pour certains hôtels français. Le site participatif Tripadvisor a dévoilé le nom des 25 d’entre eux qui ont marqué les internautes et qui font figurent de référence pour cette année 2015. Sur le podium, on retrouve le Royal Monceau sur la plus haute marche suivi du 123 Sébastopol et enfin le Saint James Relais & Châteaux qui figure à la troisième place. Dans cette liste, la plupart des hôtels préférés des internautes sont situés dans la capitale même s’il reste quelques surprises avec par exemple le Royal Riviera de Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat qui vient jouer les troubles-faits dans ce classement. Paris Match vous fait découvrir en images les 15 meilleurs hôtels français selon les internautes. Peut-être le moment idéal pour vous de réserver dans ces établissements qui offrent le charme à la française.

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Galding

Top ten hostels in EuropeGalding

October 2010

Meininger, London, United Kingdom. The Meininger chain of hostels can be found mostly in big cities across Germany and Austria. The London outpost, though not particularly British in spirit, is a welcome, well-scrubbed addition to London’s dreary hostel scene.Oops! Hostel, Paris, France. Far more stylish than your average hostel, Oops! injects a blast of fun energy in Paris’ Latin Quarter. Hotel interiors wizard Philippe Maidenberg is responsible for Oops!’s fresh interior design […]

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Maison Française

Le triomphe des 3 étoiles parisiens

Décembre/Janvier 2010/2011

2
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Site Rickie Lee Jones

2
Apr

Site Zildjian

Manu Katché Honoured at newly renovated Paris hotel

December 2010

2
Apr

Air France Magazine

Hôtel du triangle d’or

Septembre 2010

2
Apr

Vivre Paris

Triangle d’or

Printemps 2012

2
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Le nouvel OBS

Hôtel du triangle d’or

2
Apr

ELLE Déco

Hôtel du triangle d’or

Octobre 2010

2
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ELLE Déco

Hôtel du triangle d’or

Février-Mars 2011

2
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Interni

Janvier 2012

2
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HôtelRestau

L’architecte designer Philippe Maidenberg signe deux hôtels parisiens

Mars 2009

On devait déjà à Philippe Maidenberg l’Hotel 123 dans le VIIIème et
l’Hotel Lorette dans le IXe, deux adresses remarquées pour le style original
et tendance. Il faut dire que l’architecte puise dans sa passion pour
le design, la mode, la musique et la scène pour créer des environnements très personnels.
Refusant toute forme d’ostentation, il introduit toutefois systématiquement
des éléments poétiques, décalés et même surprenants, en créant sur mesure un
mobilier et des luminaires propres au lieu.
Dans cet esprit, il vient de signer coup sur coup deux nouvelles adresses : L’Hotel
Le Six, un quatre étoiles situé rue Stanislas dans leVIe arrondissement, où il a articulé
tout un univers autour du thème de la lune (lampes, découpes des plafonds…).
Et l’hôtel Windsor Opéra 3étoiles dans le Xème, où l’on retrouve une nouvelle fois
sa touche résolument moderne autant que son goût pour la mise en scène.

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Elle Oriental

Misez sur le Six

Juillet 2009

2
Apr

Maison Française

Mélodie du bonheur

Février-Mars 2012

2
Apr

Beaux Arts

Philippe Maidenberg pour Pleyel

Avril 2012

2
Apr

Paris Capitale

Lever de rideau sur le Joyce Hôtel

2009

2
Apr

Hôtels de Paris

Hôtel Joyce

2
Apr

Interni

Janvier 2012

2
Apr

Interni

Janvier 2010

2
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Désir de voyage

Fil rouge à South Pigalle

Hiver 2010

2
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Crok Paris

Hôtel Joyce

Novembre 2010

2
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Vivre Paris

Joyce hotel

Printemps 2010

2
Apr

Design Home

Paris s’éveille

2
Apr

Stiletto

Hiver 2009-2010

2
Apr

La Parisienne

2
Apr

Nelly Rodi

Janvier 2010

2
Apr

Le moniteur

L’hôtel Joyce vise un Ecolabel

Novembre 2010

2
Apr

Departures.com

The Joyce

2
Apr

Architecture intérieure cree

Février-Mars 2012

2
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ELLE Oriental

Hôtel Joyce

Mars 2010

2
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ELLE

Hôtel Joyce

Juin 2010

2
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Figaro madame

Interviews à l’hôtel 123 Sébastopol

2
Apr

Le nouvel OBS

123 Sébastopol, Moteur !

2014

2
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GALA

Sur l’écran noir de vos nuits blanches

2
Apr

ELLE ORIENTAL

Elle découvre à Paris, 123 Sébastopol

2014

2
Apr

Archistorm

Hôtels sous influences

2
Apr

Pariscope

Quand la musique est bonne

Septembre 2010

2
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Le courrier de l’architecte

L’Hôtel du Triangle d’Or mis en musique par Philippe Maidenberg

Mars 2011

2
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Interni

Le Triangle d’Or

Janvier 2012

2
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Gala

2
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Figaroscope

Musique à l’Hôtel du Triangle d’Or

Mai 2010