The debut of the 237 room 25hours Hotel Terminus Nord marks the beginning of a new chapter in the relatively young history of the 25hours Hotel Company and represents the first time that it has opened a hotel in a non-German speaking country. The thirteenth hotel extends the brand internationally beyond other locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
CEO Christoph Hoffmann comments, “I love Paris, so the opening of our hotel near the Gare du Nord is a real dream come true for me. The neighborhood is very attractive as a hotel location and popular with guests from all over the world.” Hoffmann adds, “We wrote a story that was practically made for the Terminus Nord, underlining its character as a hotel and giving it an even greater appeal.”
Architect Axel Schoenert and his team ensured the historical building retained its traditional charm and blended seamlessly with the vibrant Parisian neighborhood. Armin Fischer, Andrea Kraft Hammerschall and their creative design team at DREIMETA in Augsburg were responsible for redesigning the 237 rooms. They were also supported by the Parisian art consultancy agency VISTO IMAGES that curate art collections for hotels, companies and private residences all over the world. Co-founder Alex Toledano knows every facet of Paris’s 10th arrondissement. He wrote his dissertation on the people and history of the district. With his team of artists, historians and storytellers, Toledano developed a custom-made artistic concept for the 25hours Hotel Terminus Nord – including impressive wall art and the large-format “Neighborhood Heroes” portrait series that immortalized the people who characterize the district from hairdressers to mechanics, train station announcers to musicians and artists. Their images hang in the corridors, and their life stories are told in an illustrated book that lies open on the beds in the rooms, inviting guests to browse through its pages. Together, the various teams developed a kaleidoscope of stories about Paris, the hotel surroundings and the comings and goings at the Gare du Nord, the busiest train station in Europe. Local references and inspiration from Africa, Asia and the East are reflected in many details, materials and accessories.
At the heart of the 25hours Hotel Terminus Nord is NENI, where guests gather over Israeli-Mediterranean dishes for lunch or dinner. The warm, elegant design style by DREIMETA lends NENI the perfect setting. The upholstered benches and chairs weave an easy and new interpretation of the legendary French savoir-vivre, while the large community table is the ideal spot to meet new friends. The stylish SAPE BAR with a large counter made of bronze-colored mosaic glass is a central element. Dark oak flooring, heavy green curtains and comfortable leather chairs create a gentlemen’s club atmosphere. The bar offers the ideal location for both easy after work drinks or relaxed evenings out with friends. The adjacent Speakeasy Bar is a real insider tip. In this hidden snug, up to ten guests can enjoy sophisticated drinks in a private setting. In addition, the business offerings located adjacent to the restaurant, offers two multifunctional rooms for small events or meetings, with space for up to eight or 14 persons respectively.
There are 237 rooms in a variety of categories with an eclectic mix of African and Asian influenced design elements in five different color schemes. Carpets with Asian-inspired patterns, African fabrics and strong wall colors or wallpapers with floral motifs ensure a vibrant but cozy atmosphere. Ceramic washbasins give the bathrooms an exotic touch and brass colored metal filigree lamps bathe the rooms in a warm light. Instead of wardrobes, mobile stands are provided for guests for hanging and storing their clothes, inspired by the classic hotel trolleys on which garment bags were transported to the catwalks in Paris. Furnished with the standards that urban nomads appreciate at 25hours such as exquisitely comfy beds, air conditioning, sustainable bathroom product amenities, flat-screen TVs, minibars, UE Boom Bluetooth speaker and free high-speed WiFi.