Sipping cocktails during a screening in the Private Cinema by mk2, taking time for yourself at the Pamper Bar, discovering the arts program at the Artist Playground in the lobby, being inspired by novel business experiences… the new Pullman Paris Centre Bercy hotel amazes and surprises its guests by delivering a refreshing experience through its unique approach to hospitality.
With its vibrant personality and standout services, 1 Rue de Libourne has become the place for visitors and locals alike to meet in Paris and the Junction at Pullman concept found at the Paris- Bercy property aims to break down barriers by opening up spaces, transforming the lobby into a living environment.
Tom Dixon was the obvious choice to work on the major overhaul of Pullman Paris Centre-Bercy. His unconventional background, his love for all artistic styles, his fascination with outsider art and cultural encounters all made him the ideal designer for this new multifaceted, surprising, and daring property. These spaces, connected with the world of today, combine unusual and eclectic services that make this location a destination in its own right, a creative and recreative space for Parisians, neighbours, and travellers alike. Dixon was Creative Director of Habitat for 10 years before founding his own firm, known for designing and manufacturing sleek and streamlined lighting and furniture, bringing a breath of fresh air to industrial concepts that reflect his passion for raw materials, craftsmanship, and industrial design.
Tom Dixon said of redesign of the new Pullman Paris Centre Bercy: “We were invited to contribute to this project in order to redesign the guest experience upon arrival at the hotel through the transformation of public areas, including the lobby and reception, as well as working and relaxation spaces. Pullman is a brand driven by a strong heritage, benefiting from an exciting history and which is particularly committed to the future… We hope that this contemporary project will
represent another major step in that direction!”
This concept was recently introduced in Asia and has now been rolled out for the first time in Europe at Pullman Paris Centre-Bercy. Junction at Pullman is a meeting place for friends, colleagues, and travellers, as well as an ideal location for business meetings. With this concept, Pullman is offering modern, nomadic and connected travellers a relaxed, open and trendy place in which to work and play.
At Pullman Paris Centre-Bercy, the Junction concept has been extended under the name LIVE. for real. Located in the heart of the bustling, up-and-coming neighbourhood of the 12th
arrondissement, this space blends seamlessly into the vibrant local entertainment and living art scene. Directly influenced by venues such as the AccorHotels Arena, the City of Fashion and Design or the Cinémathèque, innovative and unique services are offered in spaces featuring sleek and modern lines. The hotel is alive and, in keeping with Parisian life, a place where guests are the centre of all attention.
In regard to the concept, Dixon added:
“We enjoy working on the design of hotels and we like working in France! Hotels are places for vacations, business, rest and relaxation, conducive to recharging your batteries. For many years, the hotel business has been relatively static and conservative. Today, the sector is undergoing rapid transformations that are breaking with established practices and are completely shaking up and rewriting the rules for the industry. It is precisely at this moment that design becomes exciting. At Pullman Paris Centre-Bercy, we wanted to offer both travellers and employees a functional, multifaceted and stylish space that works just as well during the day as it does by night. Its totally modular spaces can be altered according to requirements, tastes and events. We focused on the details, with more wooden and natural finishes, using materials such as oak and cork, and a softer colour palette.
INNOVATIVE LIVING SPACES – A FUSION OF PASSION AND COMMITMENT
Sweet treats, bespoke sandwiches, reinterpreted Parisian patisserie and colourful sharing platters are all on the menu of the Live Corner. They can be enjoyed on the premises or to go! The icing on the cake? The Corner also features a concept store, The Box By, offering a curated selection of items and accessories chosen from the fields of design, entertainment, and nomadic working, as well as Tom Dixon brand products.
L’Esprit du 12e
The ground floor restaurant L’Esprit du 12e showcases bistro food. Committed to the quality and savoir-faire of his partners, the Chef has chosen to work with local producers offering regional produce. He reinterprets simple and traditional dishes, always in line with “what’s available at the market”. ‘Wholesome’ and ‘fun’ are the watchwords here.
A BLEND OF RELAXATION AND DISCONNECTION
The Pamper Bar offers express beauty treatments that change from one week to the next. You can enjoy them before a meeting, while awaiting your spa treatment wearing a robe, or as you sip a cocktail. By day or by night, whenever the mood takes you.
This exquisite 400m2 wellness centre, bathed in sunlight, is waiting to be explored on the first floor. It includes a pool, sauna, steam room, and spa with 4 treatment rooms, and is managed in
partnership with the exclusive brand Sothys. The Wellness Lounge offers healthy food and provides a deep sense of relaxation. It’s not afraid to rewrite the rule book and offers unparalleled sensory experiences in a stimulating and unique setting.
WHERE FICTION MEETS INSPIRATION
With 19 seats, the Private Cinema by mk2 offers a premium movie-going experience, giving you the opportunity to create a cinema club that reflects your own personality by hosting a private screening. Snacks are available, and even breakfast for early-rising film buffs.
Open to both established and emerging talents, the Artist Playground initiative puts contemporary art in the spotlight, with collections being rotated every three months. Painters, sculptors, videographers, photographers, illustrators and designers all invite you to explore their world. Art also interacts with travellers and visitors through live performances and workshops.
CREATION AND CONCENTRATION
Modular spaces that can be reserved right up until the last minute, the Club Cabins can host up to 20 people and be reserved for private use according to individual preferences. Whether for a business meeting or a private drink with friends at the end of the day, you decide!
In this open space where you can rehearse a speech, perfect a presentation, or unleash your creativity away from hustle and bustle, your brainstorming sessions will never be interrupted! The Backstage can also be turned into a games room at the guests’ request.
At the collaborative and modular Co-Table, guests can work and enjoy a moment of fun – because it converts into a ping pong table. Comparing scores after comparing ideas – now there’s a fun way
to end the day!
A conference facility spanning 1,500m2 with a lush 350m2 terrace, the Event Centre can be reserved for professional and private events. Totally modular, it can be transformed according to customer preferences. Whether you need to add or remove partitions, adjust the lighting, customize arrangements or simply make the most of its haven of greenery in the very heart of Paris, this event venue with cutting-edge decor makes it all possible.