Designed by Philippe Starck of Royalton (New York) and Delano (Miami) fame, the Mama Shelter rocks funky. The ceilings are grafittied blackboards, the walls are exposed or waxed concrete, and the light fixtures are made from birdcages. On the first floor is a hip restaurant overseen by Chef Alain Senderens, who has created a menu that highlights the best of French regional cuisine. Before dinner, check out the rooftop bar and enjoy a mean cocktail…or three.
Stylish & trendy, this hotel is located in the offbeat Charonne, a colorful neighborhood of art galleries, bookshops, tattoo parlors, and vintage boutiques on the edge of Paris. It is indeed hip Paris at its best.