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Architecture May, 8 2012

Mama Shelter Marseille by Philippe Starck

The Mama Shelter hotel in Paris has fast become one of the most popular design hotels of the city. A unique approach to interior design, decent prices and just an overall great atmosphere have helped the hotel to keep its charm and image up on top. In April 2012 the second Mama Shelter has opened its doors in Marseille.

Philippe Starck did the interior design for the hotel and that means some people will love it and the more minimalist fans among you, will probably hate it. As expected, Starck did not only use mostly his own brand collaborations in the hotel, overall he applied a visual overload on the new Mama Shelter – prints, furniture, color, design – there is more than enough of all that. Some might call it a mess, others a great visual journey, resulting in yet another very unique hotel experience. The rooms and restaurant areas look very nice and the meeting rooms are certainly a stand out feature in a hotel of this category.

“27 rooms between 15 to 45 m2, spread over six floors with the option of five categories and colours and with prices starting at €69. Rooms similar to those at MAMA PARIS, but drawing on a new energy through the colours of the Mediterranean. Cool in the summer, they are also warm during rare cold snaps. So much more than a place to sleep, Mama Shelter is the heart of life, a place where people gather around a shared meal, a live band, unpredictable encounters !

The restaurant features a simple cuisine created by famous chefs, Alain Senderens and Jerome Banctel who celebrate Mediterranean cooking in the city without resorting to the cliché of traditional Marseille dishes.

Mama Shelter Marseille
64, rue de la Loubiere
13006 Marseille
France

Photography: Francis Amiand & Mama Shelter

Take a tour of Mama Shelter Marseille after the jump.

(Via Flodeau)

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