The French channel with the innovative concept of the four-star all inclusive, continues its development at a frantic pace. Since its appearance in Nantes in 2014, the openings of Grenoble, Lyon, Cannes, Rueil-Malmaison, Bayonne and Paris Porte-de-Versailles have been chained.
Designed by a former manager of the Accor group, Olivier Devys, Okko invented the concept of four-star all-inclusive rate , which includes room and access to a private lounge with soft at will and “apéritivo” dinner (between 19h and 22h). A boon for singles on the mop or businessmen tired of a day’s work. Visiting tourists also find their account. Since its appearance in Nantes in 2014, the formula has been emulated. The openings of Grenoble, Lyon, Cannes, Rueil-Malmaison, Bayonne and Paris-Porte-de-Versailles were chained together.
For its eighth address, in Strasbourg, Solenne Deyvis, in charge of development, chose the new district of the peninsula Malraux, 10 minutes from downtown. In this former brownfield backed by a shopping center, a group of buildings called Black Swann houses student residence, offices, and the 125 rooms of the hotel Okko.
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The reception of this glass and raw concrete building is located on the first floor. An originality. The rooms are all identical: 17 m², a design shell houses the ultra compact bathroom. And then a double bed, a small flat screen, two orange boxes, one for the bottle of water, the other for the Nespresso machine, summarize with a small office an efficient but fancy layout.
Winks to Alsatian culture
However sobriety rhymes here with quality. An example: the linen fabric and crumpled cotton duvet. Very comfortable. It can be purchased on a dedicated website as well as all the furniture and accessories of the hotel. To distract his retina, head to the living room. It is a “lounge” in the spirit of those airlines: soft at will, snack and “apéritivo” dinner at the end of the day. Local products are severely selected from the city’s finest craftsmen.
On the decorative side, the living room with cathedral dimensions (heating to be reviewed) was imagined by the interior designer, Norguet-Design studio. Furniture from the best publishers (Pedrali chairs, Cassina sofa, Artek armchair etc …) takes its place in cozy little corners specially designed to isolate itself. On shelves, old photos of Strasbourg reworked, ceramics and mussels of kouglof are as many winks to the Alsatian culture. The set is accessible at an all inclusive rate that changes each day in a range of 99 to 250 euros.
The Strasbourg hotel is the last Okko aligned with a semi-standard decoration. The next long-awaited opening at the Gare de l’Est in Paris in 2019 should break with this first generation. A sign of growth as well as success for this 100% French brand.