Room Mate Hotels continues to expand on its 25-strong portfolio with the opening of its first hotel in France, Room Mate Alain.

Located in one of the most elegant Parisian neighborhoods, between La Défense, Porte Maillot, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées, Room Mate Alain features interiors by renowned designer, Lorenzo Castillo.

Lorenzo was inspired by the story of Coco Chanel, who spent the last years of her life living in a hotel in Paris. The select ambience, full of Chinese panels, and the colors that dominate in Le Bar d’Alain are Chanel’s characteristic pink, black and gold.

High-quality antiques have been used throughout, including a great Dutch lamp from the 17th Century which welcomes guests at the reception, Louis XV wall lamps lighting the corridors, magnificent print collections of French kings and rich Napoleon III and Louis XV chairs, upholstered in silver embroidered velvet.

"I am especially happy with our arrival in Paris," comments Kike Sarasola, Room Mate Hotel’s President and Founder. "Room Mate Alain is the first of many hotels we’ll have in France, which is a key market for us and a country I love. Alain is proof of our international expansion plan with which we will be doubling the size of the company in the next months”.

Room Mate Alain also features a cocktail bar on its ground floor, Le Bar d’Alain, as well as a fitness centre and a fully-equipped spa.