Pullman Hotels & Resorts has unveiled Pullman Paris Montparnasse after a four-year renovation. This 115m skyscraper was designed by Pierre Dufau in 1972 and is considered a landmark of modern architecture in Paris.
The flagship property is part of a larger project that will see the Montparnasse station and Montparnasse Tower transformed.
Founders of CUT Architectures, Benjamin Clarens and Yann Martin, were commissioned to reimagine Pullman Paris Montparnasse as a modern, innovation-oriented venue. They have created an open-plan environment that offers a distinct contrast from the straight, linear architecture of the Montparnasse neighbourhood.
Spanning the 8th-32nd floors, the hotel’s 957 bedrooms, suites and apartments offer a weightless feeling of freedom and fluidity. Bespoke furniture combines terrazzo with walnut veneer, while a yellow and ochre colour scheme creates an earthy feel.
In terms of F&B, the hotel features Umami Burger and Fi’lia, headed up by Chef Rafael Casas. Umami Burger is situated on the second floor, with an interior that takes inspiration from Japanese street art, while Fi’lia offers honest, authentic and generous Italian dishes.
The Skybar at Pullman Paris Montparnasse is said to be the “highest open-air rooftop bar in Paris”. At 115m, the bar offers 180-degree panoramic views of Paris, which guests can enjoy whilst lounging on electric green couches.
The 200 square metre Power Fitness room, meanwhile, is a collaboration with London-based Bergman Interiors, and in partnership with Les Mills. Kitted out with high-tech urban equipment, the studio is layed out as a crossfit studio with a mini athletics circuit, racks of weights, skipping ropes, punching bags and stationary bikes. To complete the concept, a spa is due to open in 2023.