NUMBER OF ROOMS: 80 rooms
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year
THE STORY: Two former employees at Accor have launched their own chain of hotels, with their firstborn located right in the center of Nantes. The concept? A 2.0 four-star hotel for urban travelers! The décor is all curved Scandinavian lines, and technology that rounds out the angles: no more check-in line, you reserve online and receive the key to your room via text. The services are all-inclusive, from the on-demand films to the iPod docks in the bedrooms, to access to the gym and sauna, and most of all, to the Club, which acts as a workspace, a reading room and a kitchen—where you can use the printer, have a snack or make a cup of coffee at any hour of the day or night. Rooms from €100 to €180 all-inclusive.
TOILETRIES: Shower and hair gels, Nuxe soap.
INTERNET: Wifi (free).
BREAKFAST: Buffet included, with hot drinks, Palais des Thés teas, cereals, breads, viennoiseries, crepes and salted butter caramel, chouquettes, organic fresh fruits, regional products (charcuterie, crémet nantais and yogurts from Beillevaire).
MINI-BAR: No, but there are unlimited soft drinks in the Club’s fridge.
LITTLE LUXURY: Every night at cocktail hour (7pm to 10pm), you’ll find a buffet full of good things in the Club’s kitchen—soups, savory tarts, fresh vegetables, charcuteries and cheeses. The soft drinks are unlimited, and your first glass of wine is free.