Uniting High Design With High Altitude
Designed by Philippe Starck and situated at the top of one of the tallest towers in Paris, TOO is the hottest new place to sleep, meet and party in the City of Lights
The much anticipated TOO Hotel Paris – MGallery Hotel Collection has officially opened, heralding a new hotel concept for Paris that unites for the first time the legendary design of Philippe Starck with breathtaking views from the summit of one of the French capital’s most iconic new landmarks.
Perched atop one of the Tours Duo – the acclaimed skyscrapers by architect Jean Nouvel which have become defining landmarks of the 13th arrondissement – TOO Hotel is the latest project from celebrated entrepreneur and hospitality visionary Laurent Taïeb. Taïeb is no stranger to award winning hotels, having opened the lauded Hotel Madame Reve in the heart of Paris in 2021. TOO aims to disrupt Paris’ hospitality offering by providing the ultimate city stay at an accessible price, with rooms from just 220 euros per night. In addition, every one of the 139 rooms and suites – set between the tower’s 17th and 24th floors, promises a bird’s eye views across the metropolis, bringing a fresh perspective to this legendary skyline.
SKY HIGH DESIGN
Philippe Starck has designed the hotel in its entirety, bringing to life his own take on modernity through the mixing of natural materials such as wicker and wood with the gleam of chrome and the latest cutting-edge technology. Starck’s playful and unexpected interiors explore the interplay between earth and sky and contrast strikingly with the angular precision of the Tours Duo. Capitalizing on the 360-degree vista, beds are precisely angled toward the best views, allowing guests to take in the city’s most celebrated landmarks from the moment they wake. Panoramic windows add a dash of cinematic drama, flooding the space with sky, while floor-to-ceiling mirrors play with the light as day turns to night. The accompanying colour palette draws on the ever-evolving colours of the sky, from soft, cloud-like cream to hints of sunset orange. Bathrooms feature wide sinks and tentacular lamps that twist and wind around themselves. Rainfall showers and baths offer the chance to relax amid the clouds, with all of Paris as a backdrop. With its endless panoramas, warm, stimulating interiors bursting with imaginative touches and elegant, timeless furniture, the maxim of ‘the sky is the limit’ perfectly encapsulates this new approach to classic Parisian hospitality.
“It’s the tale of a castle floating above Paris, not quite Earth-bound, a place where anything is possible. That floating sensation gives you a real buzz; when you’re inside the place, everything is amplified: you’re more beautiful, more in love, more creative. This castle is full of surprises, but its location is most stunning – it hangs in the clouds. It flies over the big cities. They say it’s currently on a stopover in Paris. But when the light fades in the evening, you get a glimpse of Tokyo, Los Angeles, and many other cities across the world.” Philippe Starck
SKY HIGH DINING
The eponymous TOO Restaurant, set within a glittering gold-ceilinged glass cube balanced above the hotel, provides patrons with a sky-high rendezvous point with views unlike any other in the city. Powder pink walls, sophisticated furniture and vibrant murals by Pierre Monestier enrich the space, setting the scene for a lively dining experience. Led by Executive Chef Benjamin Six, the cuisine takes inspiration from its cosmopolitan setting, bound by neither tradition nor borders, offering a variety of flavours from around the world. Highlight dishes include fragrant chicken tajine, lobster tempura and a signature smoky shakshuka.
SKY HIGH LIFESTYLE
Slicing through the clouds, TOO TacTac Skybar – one of the city’s highest rooftop bars at over 440 feet – allows guests to savour Paris in all its splendour as they sip a cocktail or enjoy a glass of wine. Open daily until 2 a.m. ; this buzzing hotspot takes guests from sundown drinks right through to a night among the stars, accompanied by live music and DJ sets. Designed as a place where cultures, populations, styles, and eras converge, its interiors feature an ever-evolving digital installation evoking the fantastical landscapes of Alice in Wonderland. The bar’s 150 square metre panoramic terrace is among the capital’s largest and allows guests to get even closer to the sights of the famous City of Lights.
“TOO Hotel offers a heavenly getaway, a feeling of being so high up that the whole of Paris is at your feet. That view is totally awe-inspiring, you feel as though you stepped into a magical adventure.” Laurent Taïeb, creator of TOO Hotel.
The hotel’s spa, TOO Chill – which will be open exclusively to hotel guests – is a nature-inspired oasis featuring three treatment rooms, a fully glass-walled gym, a custom-made cedarwood sauna and a 10-seater outdoor jacuzzi set on the tree-lined 17th floor terrace overlooking the River Seine.
Created as a defining new landmark in the heart of an exciting and rapidly changing neighbourhood, TOO Hotel embodies the contemporary urban dream of the latest generation of both Parisians and travellers alike. It is situated just a stone’s throw from the National Library (Bibliothèque François Mitterrand), Station F, the international business district, and a host of art galleries. At the same time, all of the major sights are just a short metro ride or 15-minute cycle away along the picturesque Left Bank.
EMBODYING THE MGALLERY COLLECTION
The MGallery Hotel Collection brand brings together a thoughtfully curated group of properties with unparalleled charm, where fascinating stories are lived and shared. The TOO Hotel Paris – MGallery joins a collection of boutique hotels in which guests live the most beautiful experiences, marked by exceptional interiors, mixology that awakens all the senses, and a wellness offering focused on balance in everyday life. The TOO Hôtel Paris – MGallery is the latest emblematic address of the 100+ MGallery hotels around the world. After key openings in Europe in recent months like those of the NIKO Seaside Resort MGallery in Crete and the 1932 Hotel & Spa Cap d’Antibes MGallery, the brand returns to the French capital to offer a new travel experience full of memorable moments.
“This opening extends our presence in Paris, a strategic city for Accor and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. With its emblematic Parisian addresses Le Molitor, L’Echiquier, Le Boutet and Le Stendhal, this inspiring fifth MGallery hotel is a wonderful opportunity for our guests, travellers, and Parisians, to (re)discover the capital and its changing 13th district. In addition, we are very pleased to work with Laurent Taïeb, a key figure and visionary in the world of hotels and restaurants,” said Maud Bailly, CEO of Accor Southern Europe.