“The architect-designer Ora Ito and the artist Daniel Buren collaborated on the 106-room Yooma Urban Lodge, a colorful, retro-futuristic hotel that opened last year. In addition to a restaurant, bar and gym, the hotel provides many family-friendly bonuses, from six-person rooms to special baby washrooms and bottle warmers.”
Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Paris on the Seine.
Yooma Urban Lodge is a three-star hotel located in Paris’s 15h arrondissement opposite to Maison de la Radio and is one kilometer from the Eiffel Tower on Seine River’s banks. Renowned French designer Ora Ïto, in artistic collaboration with French conceptual artist Daniel Buren, designed the hotel. The hotel was designed keeping an eye on the surrounding architecture, with its historical and heritage buildings with contemporary sculptures.
This hotel is exceptional compared to other hotels as it has 106 rooms starting for two, four, five, and six people to accommodate families, friends, groups, professionals, and businesspeople. The factors that make the rooms unique are that they are part of an ecosystem of services as well as creative, artistic, and recreational activities. The hotel is the perfect example of style meets substance.
The hotel has an extensive lobby that comes with its bar lounge designed as a living space, and it has a permanent video wall that showcases photographic creations, contemporary video, and temporary exhibitions. The lobby and various other areas inside the hotel are enhanced by a sculpted effect of solids and voids.
The hotel also has a 130 seating restaurant, a fitness room with a sauna, a cooking school, reception rooms that can be reserved privately for seminars or family celebrations, a garden on the rooftop growing fruit, an authentic living museum of chair craftsmanship, and herbs and vegetables for seasonal freshness throughout the year. The hotel provides a child monitoring system, nurseries with changing tables, and tubs for families with babies.