The anecdote attracted several curious people at that time: it was in one of the rooms of this hotel, number 13.e The district of Paris that Michel Welbeck locked himself in to write serotonin. Then he will put his character there. Hotel Rosalie was then an anonymous Mercury, slumbering in 1990s glass and concrete architecture off Piazza Italia. It is not certain that the writer can now recognize the completely redesigned spaces that bear the signature of the architect Marion Maylander, the rising star of French interiors.
But perhaps he would have seen some irony in the location of his book, presented by its publisher as ” A novel about the destruction of the world without kindness, without solidarity” It has now become a hotel imbued with a local, sustainable and… unified approach. “We are more optimistic here! », Comments Joris Brunel, seasoned hotelier and founder of Rosalie, steps away from the rooftop raspberries, hops and pickled vegetables that will soon introduce local schoolchildren to the cycle of the seasons.
Become a local resource
Opened six months ago, Hotel Rosalie will place its 60 rooms in recycled fishing nets in a post-industrial environment that combines urban nature, floral prints and galvanized steel, and is preparing for recognition. “Mission Based Company”. or company A “goal” carried out by “Social and environmental goals” (According to Bersi’s website). And Rosalie’s reason for being “Put roots in your neighborhood, develop a responsible and sustainable model, give back to nature, in an ultra-urban environment”, summarizes its creator, who already owes us the Hotel Babel, which was installed last year in the popular area of Belleville (Paris 20e).
Modeled after its cousin Babel, its influence has been taken care of at an address on the Left Bank that features four stars: staff recruited in close collaboration with the Pôle emploi and the district town hall, local delivery of coffee with croissants, a game on offer. Neighboring artists, including students from the Estienne School (art and graphic industry)… and a room “suspended”, thought as caffè sospeso A Neapolitan tradition of reciprocity, which involves leaving the coffee for a customer less spoiled by life.
This room, which changes according to the booking schedule, is available for municipalities and associations to respond to emergency situations. “It’s just a little thing, a link. A major part of the job was to channel with City Hall and the neighborhood police department to get them to recognize that a high-end hotel could also be a local resource…” Joris Brunel in detail. Taking advantage of empty rooms, the principle is tempting even at Accor: the global group with 5,300 hotels recently launched a platform with the Women’s Foundation. “Giving abused women and children room access in France”. An echo of the formula that is already activated at the lock height.
Source: Le Monde
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