My favorite neighborhoods in Paris are the 11th and the Marais- they’re the best for strolling, eating, and shopping. Hotel Fabric is situated in the perfect location to explore both, so when they reached out to me and invited me to a little Flower Power event in partnership with Desirée Fleurs and Matthieu & Pauline, and to have a little staycation at the hotel afterwards, I jumped at the chance.
The hotel is housed in a former textile factory on the rue de la Folie Mericourt, just off of rue Oberkampf. The modern, functional decor kept the brick walls and metal aspects of the original building, while sourcing a lot of the most distinctive decorative pieces from local vendors. The result is a modern yet cozy mix ambiance where you can be equally comfortable curling up with a book or having a glass of wine with a friend. I even got to benefit from it spending a little time after the event bonding with a new friend before checking into my room.
My room had high ceilings and modern decor, decorated with bright colors (which I loved!). The bathroom was well stocked with L’Occitane products and a waterfall shower adorned with cool black-and-white printed tiles. Another plus- killer water pressure, and great air conditioning in the rooms, which was a godsend for this little staycation given that apartments in Paris generally don’t have air conditioning.
Downstairs, there’s a fully equipped gym for those for whom walking around Paris isn’t enough exercise. There’s also a hammam (a steam room traditionally used for cleansing rituals), which you can reserve at the front desk, for a moment of what the French call détente. While I tried to take photos of it, my lens kept fogging up, so you’ll just have to go visit the hotel to check it out! Find out all of their current booking deals here.
My favorite area, however, is the lobby, where the flower event was held. Some of the hotel guests joined in and were able to make their own bouquets with florist Desirée Fleurs, whose café/flower shop is just down the street, and enjoy a floral cocktail made by Matthieu from Matthieu & Pauline, a food and cocktail-creating duo who do special events around Paris. If you’re a guest of the hotel and they’re having this kind of event, you’ll be able to join in too! They also keep a coffee station for you to enjoy at your leisure anytime of the day, and you can order wine or champagne from the hotel staff.
Have you stayed at Hotel Fabric? I hope my experience has inspired you to check it out for your next trip to Paris!
I was invited by Hotel Fabric for this staycation. All opinions are, as always, my own.