France Dispatch: Mama Shelter Rolls Out Another Hotel
Created by the Trigano family (co-founders of Club Med) and French philosopher Cyril Aouizerate and designed by Philippe Starck, Mama Shelter now counts a second outpost. The hotel, located near the Port of Marseilles, is slightly smaller than its Paris counterpart. It has 127 lightly colored–pink, blue, and yellow–rooms, all equipped with iMacs.
Room rates begin at 69 Euro per night, with an average price of 100 Euros. Three more Mama Shelter openings are on the horizon for Istanbul, Lyon and Bordeaux. A second Paris address is said to be in the works and Stateside, a Hollywood location inside a twenties-era hotel, is reported to be underway for late 2013.
Tina Isaac is Travel + Leisure’s Paris correspondent.