Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadéro
On May 11, 2021 was the opening of the Canopy Paris Trocadero, the first of the Canopy by Hilton collection in France, offering a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower. This new hotel reinforces the brand of Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel in the French capital (Hôtel Molitor, Le 5 Codet, Le Général, Le Belleval…), that of a contemporary style, impregnated with the cultures of the place and always in search of a symbiosis between architecture, design and site.
At 16 Avenue d'Eylau, stands the facade of the hotel, elegant and sober in its Art Deco style
“We arrive at the Place du Trocadero, a Parisian postcard par excellence since its creation for the 1878 Universal Exhibition. A decade later, the Eiffel Tower has found its place in this image and has since been enthroned in the axis of the Palais de Chaillot, captivating and lively whatever the time of day or the seasons of the year. If one deigns to turn around, one discovers the statue of Marshal Foch in the center of the space. Ignored by passers-by and tourists, the Marshal is rendered invisible by the power of attraction of the view offered on the opposite side; difficult to compete with the Eiffel Tower, even for a Marshal of France.
Just behind it, the arched buildings are pierced by large avenues that are as many open doors to the 16th Arrondissement. The most intimate one, however, just in the axis of the square, is called Avenue d’Eylau, named after the battle won by Napoleon I, far from Paris in the north of East Prussia.
Making the link between the building, the nearby surrounding museums (Musée des Monuments français, Musée de la Marine, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine) and the works of Le Corbusier or Mallet-Stevens, the central theme of the interior design of the Canopy Paris Trocadero is that of the architecture of the neighborhood.”
A new lifestyle address in the heart of the Trocadero district
“We were inspired by the effervescent and creative atmosphere of the Trocadero,” explains architect and interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. “We wanted the hotel to best reflect the refinement and modernity of this part of the 16th arrondissement and at the same time pay homage to the industrial and art deco style of this seven-story building.
We wanted the hotel to best reflect the refinement and modernity of this part of the 16th arrondissement and at the same time pay tribute to the industrial and art deco style of this seven-story building.
The 123 intimately comfortable rooms of the Hotel Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero, its restaurant that can be converted into a cocktail bar and its green terrace with a 360-degree view of the Eiffel Tower and the rooftops of Paris are an invitation to relax, reflect, party, meet, contemplate and dream.
La nature est l'invitée permanente de l'hôtel
A sculptural wall in white monochrome evokes the industrial history of the building and the contemporary art of the surrounding museums. Light is the main actor of this place. A glass roof, reminiscent of the past, floods the restaurant with color and transforms it, depending on the time of day, for breakfast, tea, a high-end meal or a cocktail creation. Nature is the permanent guest of this hotel, right down to the terrace, a veritable suspended garden.
Libraries abound with works of art, unusual objects and books. All of them reflect the history and the muffled atmosphere of this chic and wise Parisian neighborhood but also project it into a creative future. They are uninterrupted suites of abstract paintings, plaster studies, architects’ sketches, photographs of construction sites and works of art conducive to creation.
The rooms are marked by the presence of a canopy at the head of the bed, which not only expresses the identity of the brand but is also reinterpreted in each of the group’s hotels. Here, the link with the “liner architecture” of the 1930s takes on its full meaning.
A “home away from home” spirit emerges from the designer sofas and shelves decorated with books and objects. The soul of the most famous architect of the 1930s, Le Corbusier, is finally expressed in each of the hotel’s spaces in a palette of chrome colors.
Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel wanted to design a place of relaxation as well as work, available to visitors from afar and local residents, with the ambition of reconciling an industrial Paris with a world thirsty for color, nature and oxygen.