HOY Paris: a hotel that takes care of you inside and out
Contact: +33 1 7737 8720 · Restaurante MESA: +33 1 7737 8721
Address: 68 Rue des Martyrs, París (Francia)
A partir de 146 € (cambia en función de la habitación y de la temporada)
The HOY Hotel was recently opened on 68 Rue des Martyrs in the 9th district of Paris. The truth is that it is a beautiful haven of peace, ideal for reconnecting with life and discovering or rediscovering this beautiful city.
Every little detail matters here
HOY, besides being a cosy designer hotel of just 22 rooms that combines feng shui arrangements in the most Parisian style, is also a restaurant inspired by latinamerican roots, that has an entirely plant based menu (MESA). It has a Japanese florist shop by the artist Chiaki Kokami (@lesintimes) and a large air-conditioned yoga studio (@yujyoga), where they hold several well-being workshops for body and mind.
“At HOY they want to inspire new attitudes and perspectives while we are travelling. The idea is to open our mind, spark our curiosity and listen to our body.”
That’s why, at HOY, every day is a new experience, for both hotel guests and Parisians alike. They have workshops in which we can learn to cook healthy nutritious recipes; yoga sessions under a full moon or master classes in mixology, to name but a few.
A hotel of consciousness
“HOY has created a complete experience, that helps us to focus on the present, eat delicious and healthy food and adopt habits that are respectful with the environment.”
For that reason, HOY includes daily practices of Conscious Waste such as reducing waste by choosing organic and sustainable products, facilitating reusable bottles in the guest rooms or avoiding plastic, among many other practices.
Better than home!
Similarly, all the members of staff are focused on making us feel better than in our own homes and, believe me, they do. That’s why they have used natural tones, hand painted by artists in every room and each of them is full of details such as organic beauty products made in France so that our stay is unique, relaxing, rebalancing and excellent.
Another of the things we like most about this hotel is that there are no televisions in the rooms. Instead, there are bars for stretching. And if your back tends to be your weak spot, don’t forget to ask for the Aerial Fly Yogahammock to improve your body posture.
MESA: HOY hotel’s holistic cuisine restaurant
MESA is only suitable for vegetable lovers, and for those who like to look after themselves both inside and out. As it is a fairly new but innovative concept in Paris, this restaurant tends to surprise people due to its uniqueness. Cooking here is performed without eggs, meat, fish and no cream or milk either. Even so, each dish is a small feast, delicious and healthy at the same time.
The project is being developed together with Sabrina Goldin, co-founder of the famous Carbon restaurant in Paris, who brings her Latinamerican roots to the plant-based menu developed in association with Lauren Lovatt and Carolina R. Chinea, British Vegan Chefs, founders of the Plant Academy in London and the Feed your Mind Candy company.
Here you can enjoy delicacies such as Spicy Socca, purple corn pancakes, the marinaded salad, tacos, even sautéed chickpeas. At MESA, they only cook with local produce that is in season and has been produced in a sustainable manner. And for drinks, homemade refreshments, barrel Kombucha and an excellent selection of natural wines.
Charlotte Gómez de Orozco
The founder of HOY hotel is Charlotte Gómez de Orozco who, at the age of 26 and thanks to her roots within the industry due to the family business for many generations and her vast experience travelling the world since she was a young child, as well as her French-Mexican culture, her deep yoga practice and her awareness of all health related matters, decided to develop her own vision of a holistic refuge in the centre of the city of Paris.
“Charlotte’s true purpose creating HOY was to build a community with a greater awareness of the world and the environment, together with a need to look after oneself and to be at peace.”
(*) Photos: Sophia Van dek Hoek and Valerio Geraci.