The new luxury of Barbès: First boutique-hotel in a newly wooed Parisian district, Maison Barbès.
In 2020, the booming district of Barbès, located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, will host its first luxury hotel, Maison Barbès.
Located rue Bervic, Maison Barbès is perfectly located, a few steps from the Gare du Nord, Montmartre, the Sacré Coeur and the Moulin Rouge. The hotel's sophisticated design, which embodies lush colors, bold patterns and glamorous vintage furnishings, also pays homage to the neighborhood's past and has been influenced by its surroundings, such as the Luxor Cinema, a masterpiece of Art Deco.
Formerly the historic site of the Commune uprising, the Barbes district (and its gentrification), which has been the subject of many debates and discussions, is today one of the liveliest and most Bourgeois Bohemians in Paris (or "BOBO"), as the French describe it.
Local and visiting Sartorialists peruse Vogue-endorsed vintage boutiques, explore local markets and colorful cuisine, and dine with the fashion-pack in local bistros and the cultural melting pot for which Barbès is famous.
When the two entrepreneurs behind the hotel, Gaetan Chebrou and Jonathan Anguelov, saw the potential of the rapidly developing district, they also wanted to ensure that the design and philosophy of the hotel were strongly imbued with rich history, while embracing the vibrant culture that exists today.
The hotel exudes the same classic elegance and the same sophistication that one might expect from a palace, but with a design inspired by the history of Barbès and more broadly of Paris. The hotel has sourced some of its furniture from the local flea market and will offer products from local food markets and catering from surrounding producers.