More than a decade since its launch in 2008, in December, Mum’s shelter returns to where the journey began – opening its second property in Paris and its 12th hotel in the group’s global portfolio.
Located in the 15th arrondissement, Mama Shelter brings its unique brand of accessible hospitality to the southwest of Paris. This eclectic neighborhood has a neighborhood feel, where Parisians eat, work and play – the bustling avenues and romantic side streets are lined with shops, restaurants, markets, and bakeries. One of the greenest areas of the city, guests of Mama Paris West are a short walk from Parc André Citroën and Parc George Brassens, with its famous aromatic garden.
The hotel is also a few minutes from the lively Porte de Versailles exhibition center. Known as a city within a city, Porte de Versailles is the largest exhibition center in Europe, hosting hundreds of events each year. Just twenty minutes from the city center – the hotel is off the beaten track enough to escape the hustle and bustle, but close enough to the action – giving guests a budget-friendly option for exploring the city.
Mama Paris West is an affordable boutique hotel with a serious design pedigree: the hotel’s architecture by world-renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and cutting-edge design elements by future French designer Dion & Arles, with a playful design and vibrant color palettes.
Mama Paris West is home to 207 guest rooms, where the emphasis on simplicity meets style, with king beds, luxury linens, and 43-inch televisions with in-room entertainment systems. Each room is equipped with free movies (including XXX), WiFi and a selection of products from the MAMA SKIN range of organic products, designed in partnership with the French skin care brand Absolution, and available at the purchase in the store on the ground floor.
With 4000 square feet of space dedicated to common areas including 9 workshops and a lounge area, there is plenty of space to work, relax and get together over a drink. You can relax in front of the open fireplace in the all-day restaurant or dine al fresco on the terrace, with its own half-size basketball court – please soak responsibly!
The lobby will switch throughout the day from meeting and work spaces to destination drinks and dancing, while the hotel’s rooftop will offer 360-degree views of the city – to be enjoyed while sipping a cocktail , working out in the hotel gym or relaxing in the sauna. Guests can also create personal keepsakes of their Mama Shelter experience by designing and printing their own t-shirts and handbags in the hotel boutique.
The Mama Shelter adventure began in 2008 with the launch of Mama Paris East. Founded by the Trigano family – co-founders of Club Med – and world-renowned designer Philippe Starck, Mama Shelter believed in launching in lesser-known and “excluded” areas of iconic cities, allowing customers to discover new creative corners with Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Belgrade, Prague, Toulouse, Lille and London. Today, Mama Shelter’s international presence continues to grow with properties in Luxembourg, Bahrain, Dubai, Santiago de Chile, Lisbon and many more slated to open by 2022.
As with all Mama Shelter properties, Mama Paris West aims to be the meeting place for visitors and locals, offering a witty and welcoming “home” in the west of Paris. As much for her neighbors as for visitors from afar, Mama is delighted to welcome her new family this winter.