Concrete designs citizenM’s third Paris hotel

Dutch hotel company citizenM opened its third Paris location, the citizenM Paris Gare de Lyon Hotel. Housed in a former office block and designed by Amsterdam-based design firm Concrete, the 338-guestroom hotel is located near the Gare de Lyon train station.

At the double-height entrance, there is an art installation called “Reflecting Holons,” done by artists Michiel Martens and Jetske Visser. The check-in is located on the second floor, with the citizenM living room that has a fireplace and bespoke carpeting.

The living room also has the dining and bar concept called canteenM, which has custom artwork from French street artist Mast Cora and a bespoke fresco from Parisian artist Romain Froquet. The open-air patio also has suspended lanterns that divide the bar and meeting rooms. Public areas have partitioned enclaves that come with modern furniture and black cabinets.


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Rooms have pendant lights, rain showers, and a “mood tablet” that controls to the room’s temperature and lighting. The headboard converts the bed into a sofa.

Five meeting rooms with smart TVs and whiteboard walls are located on the top floor of the property. The cloudM sky bar is also located here, offering views of the Seine and the city below. Evoking a Parisian apartment, the bar uses a light color palette, and has oak cabinets and soft furniture. The marble bar top and glass shelves also add a Parisian touch.

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