THE MORNING LIST
The ambient uncertainty makes weekend projects more complicated. So if we don’t go on vacation, it is the vacation spirit that will come to us… by going to sleep elsewhere, but in his city.
The principle, launched by Staycation in 2017, is on the rise. “People are discovering how exhilarating it is to bring the unknown back to a familiar city, explains Kevin Hutchings, one of the site’s founders. But more than a night in a hotel, it is above all an experience that we offer. “ A private spa, a mixology course, a starred dinner … The offer (valid every evening) concerns 250 hotels around Paris, but also recently establishments in Lyon and in the Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne region, and around the Riviera, from Nice to Marseille. Here are five Parisian parentheses offered by the Staycation site or by the hotels themselves (and a great idea for a gift voucher, in these gloomy times).
Hens, bricks and chips
One of the rooms at the Mob Hotel, in Saint-Ouen. MOB HOTEL
After the large wooden door, the impression of being cut off from the world is striking, but that’s just a sensation – very pleasant, moreover – because, in reality, the Mob Hotel is anything but cut off from Saint-Ouen , in Seine-Saint-Denis, where Cyril Aouizerate, its founder, has chosen to install it. Because in addition to the 100 rooms and a few chickens installed on one of the two terraces overlooking the courtyard, this huge L-shaped building covered with a red brick facade houses some forty vegetable gardens placed under the benevolence of the inhabitants of the district.
Like hotel guests, they can also (when the Covid-19 is not in the game), after a yoga class or a cinema session, sit down at a restaurant to enjoy a homemade pizza – special mention for the Vegetables & burrata. Note, here, vegetarians will be spoiled for choice. Including a Mob vegan burger, “Original Brooklyn recipe”. The icing on the cake, everything is organic! Breakfast is not to be outdone with, in addition to the great classics, goji berries, cranberries, small spelled bread … there is something for everyone. As in the rooms. Pale pink walls, purple ottoman, gray armchairs, red headboard in a theater stage style, as in everything else in the hotel, the vintage modern decoration is very pleasantly eclectic. Reference to the flea market which is literally around the corner and a good reason, despite everything, to get out of this urban cocoon.
Mob Hôtel, 6, rue Gambetta 93400 Saint-Ouen. Phone. : 01-47-00-70-70. Room with terrace for two people, “take away” breakfast, bottle of wine and fitness access from 119 €. Staycation.co/en
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