Wednesday, August 6, 2014

STYLISH HOTELS - PARIS

By Eva Fydrych

Hotel Joséphine
The Real Parisian Experience

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine



PARIS - Hotel Joséphine is a perfect choice for everyone looking for a true Parisian experience. This four star boutique hotel, inspired by a cabaret artist Josephine Baker, offers comfortable and calm atmosphere with an early 20th century vibe.

Created by interior designer Julie Gauthron, all rooms at Hotel Joséphine are uniquely-decorated, combining vintage and classic furnishings with ultra-modern design. 

Central location - in the 9th arrondissement also known as the Opera district - makes Hotel Joséphine the perfect destination for your next Paris trip! The area is well-known for its Belle-Epoque department stores (Galeries Lafayette and Printemps), popular theatres, restaurants, cafés, and quiet residential streets.

For our exclusive photo diary of Paris shopping scene, please click here and here.



Colourful Lobby

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Eclectic decor

Fashion magazines available in the lobby

Perfect place to relax

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine



Hotel Services

Hotel Joséphine provides everything from the laundry service and wake-up calls to 24-hour Honesty Bar and complimentary umbrellas for guests use. For the full list of available services, please click here.

The hotel offers useful information about nearby attractions and the reception staff will be happy to assist you with restaurants bookings, shopping recommendations, car rental, tickets for shows, and beauty & hairdressing services.




Photos courtesy of Josephine Baker Estate



About Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. She sashayed onto a Paris stage during the 1920s with a comic, yet sensual appeal that took Europe by storm. Famous for barely-there dresses and no-holds-barred dance routines, her exotic beauty generated nicknames "Black Venus," "Black Pearl" and "Creole Goddess." Admirers bestowed a plethora of gifts, including diamonds and cars, and she received approximately 1,500 marriage proposals. She maintained energetic performances and a celebrity status for 50 years until her death in 1975.

Josephine Baker has continued to intrigue and inspire people throughout the world. In 1991, HBO released The Josephine Baker Story. The film garnered five Emmy Awards. Beyoncé Knowles has portrayed Baker on various accounts throughout her career. In 2011, Sonia Rolland portrayed Baker in the film Midnight in Paris. In July 2013, Cush Jumbo's debut play Josephine and I premieres at the Bush Theatre, London. For more information about Josephine as a style icon, please click here and here.
Source: Josephine Baker Estate & Wikipedia



Room with a View

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine



Spacious rooms at Hotel Joséphine feature ultra-modern colour block design and stylish fabrics. If you are a business traveller, you will be happy with a comfortable desk, stylish stationary, and fast internet access. All rooms are non-smoking, soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning.

There is a wide selection of TV and radio channels in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic.

For guests convenience and pleasure many rooms (including room 603) offer mini-bar and a Philips Senseo coffee maker. Every cup is freshly brewed so that you get coffee with a pure, smooth taste and aroma, topped with a rich layer of foam. You can enjoy your coffee on the private balcony overlooking the rooftops of Paris. It is hard to imagine a better way to start your day!

Staying at Hotel Joséphine feels like living in a Parisian apartment. The hotel offers friendly, home away from home atmosphere and excellent customer service. The only problem is that the room is so comfortable... you don't feel like leaving it at all ;)



Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Information about the hotel

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Room 603

Room 603

Stylish fabrics

The 9th arrondissement is great for shopping ;)

Black and white cabaret pictures

Bright accents create cheerful and positive atmosphere

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Wardrobe in room 603


Dining in Style

Make sure you don't miss breakfast at Hotel Joséphine as it is served in the beautifully decorated cellar (every day from 6.30 a.m. until 10.30 a.m.) For additional €4.00 you can also enjoy it in the comfort of your own room. Or on the balcony if you are staying in room 603!



Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine



Elegant Bathroom

Comfortable bathtub and plenty of natural light



Natural light and a lot of space - that's the best description of a stylish bathroom in room 603. The bathroom comes with a separate toilet, hairdresser, and a selection of toiletries. Additional items, such as toothbrushes, razor kits or slippers are available on request at the reception, so don't worry if you didn't remember to take everything with you.

Pleasant colour palette with bright yellow accents, soft towels, and comfortable bathtub turn taking a bath into a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience.



Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine


What We Like:

  • Spacious bedroom (603) with lots of light (thanks to having three windows)
  • Nice view from the balcony
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Colourful hotel design, bright accents, interesting fabrics and wallpapers
  • Black & white cabaret posters
  • Stylish elevator featuring big mirror and vibrant red and silver colour combination
  • Beautifully designed bathroom with natural light and comfortable layout
  • Tasty buffet breakfast
  • Excellent location (close to Blanche station, Moulin Rouge, Montmartre)
  • Real Parisian atmosphere
  • Music in the lobby
  • Friendly customer service

Eva Fydrych



Discover Hotel Joséphine:

Video courtesy of Hotel Joséphine


Location

Ideally situated in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, also known as the Opera district, bordering the most beautiful districts, the Hotel Joséphine Paris near Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge is in close proximity of Palais Garnier opera house, the greatest entertainment venues such as the Casino de Paris music hall, the theatres and the Musée Grévin wax museum, the Drouot outlet as well as famous squares including Place de l’Opéra square and Place de la Madeleine square.

By underground: Blanche (line 2), Place de Clichy underground station (lines 13 and 2), Trinité-D’Estienne D’Orves underground station (line 12)

By bus: Blanche-Calais stop (line 74), Blanche stop (lines 30, 54, 68), Liège stop (line 68)



Map courtesy of travelpod.com (Click to enlarge)




67, rue Blanche
75009 Paris

Tel: +33 (0)1 55 31 90 75
Fax: +33 (0)1 53 20 05 48


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*Special thank you to Hotel Joséphine for hosting Fashion Studio Magazine in July 2014.


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