Crowne Plaza Paris, République
IHG
 
 
Business hotels don’t have to be boring
As part of a wider blueprint study for IHG, we have re-designed the Place de la Republique lobby for modern day business travel, while making it a new destination for locals.
Photography by Anna Stathaki
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As part of a wider blueprint study for IHG, we were asked to redesign of the lobby spaces at Crowne Plaza’s Paris hotel, Place de la Republique. Our concept aims to deliver a blueprint for the definitive guest experience, while consolidating IHG’s investment in the redevelopment of the Crowne Plaza brand.
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The design narrative has informed everything from the choice of furniture and accessories to the rug designs and the artwork selection, which seeks to reference the various key art movements and artists closely associated with Paris since the mid-nineteenth century.

Materiality and palette have been used to emphasise the drama of the various spaces through effective scene-setting and a cohesive lighting strategy.
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The spaces in Place de la Republique are tech savvy, while acknowledging the need to embed some humanity in the design to create a comfortable place in which to work and relax.

The narrative we created for Crowne Plaza is based on the concept of “new modern”. It seeks to demonstrate that business hotels can be exciting by offering guests kind, personal touches, while introducing new, meaningful experiences for them to share and – above all – to appeal to the senses as far as possible.
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The main signature bar is now in a more prominent position closer to the outside terrace along the hotel’s principal facade. We also added The Studio, a separately bookable meeting space, to cater to private meetings and events with its own bar counter and break-out lounge seating.
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We also completed the design of a guest room which will serve as the basis for the wider re-design of rooms and other non-public-facing areas of the hotel. Branded as a work-life room for business travellers, the design includes dedicated zones for restoring, relaxing or working and sleeping.
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'We have collaborated on this project with Conran and Partners, a best-in-class design firm, and I feel genuinely excited about how our new hotel spaces will enhance a guest’s stay with us.'
 
Libby Escolme | Global Vice President, Crowne Plaza
Awards
 
 
 
Mixology Awards
Hotel Interiors
 
2020
Crowne Plaza Paris, République
Shortlisted
 
 
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