A luxurious Eurostar Lounge in Paris – Studio Softroom Re imagined the striking architecture of Paris Gare du Nord station into a cozy parisian apartment for business travelers
Softroom is a London based studio that is internationally recognized for is architecture and interior design portfolio that includes restaurants, hotels, lounges and bridges. Recently, the team came up with a stunning Eurostar Lounge for business-class passengers at Paris Gare du Nord that instantly gave a new meaning for luxury.
Located on the top floor of the 19th century Parisian Station, the mission is to cater the Eurostar‘s growing business-class clientele, who were said to chose high-speed rail over plane. In order to create a more comfortable environment whether for business and leisure travelers, Softroom opt out for a Parisian apartment rather than a departure lounge.
“Moving the Business Premier lounge to a new location within Paris Gare du Nord has enabled us to transform the travellers journey,” said Softroom director Christopher Bagot.
Marble fireplaces, a cocktail bar, a dining area and soft seating areas that face into the main station make the interior design of the space. The project features a dazzling circular cocktail bar and velvet upholstery that makes relaxation and well-being possible. The space is topped with a sophisticated color pallet that includes pastels and whites.
Set in the top floor of the station, Softroom fully re-imagined the striking architecture of the original building, and created a series of different spaces to suit all occasions. The lounge offers a flexible environment whether in the working area or the relaxing cocktail bar, suiting the clientele’s needs.
To enjoy the outstanding cuisine of Michelin Star chef and Eurostar culinary director Raymond Blanc, maroon velvet chairs are stationed around the edge of a circular black and gold bar. The menu was especially set for the space and it offers a range of dishes that fuse British and French cuisines as well as a bespoke tea blend designed for the lounge by Tregothnan.
Contemporary French artworks that are available for purchase, are hanged in the walls of the space. Plug sockets, Wi-Fi and wireless chargers cater to those working while awaiting their train. Sofas and armchairs in a variety of upholstery styles are grouped in living-room-like clusters around the bar.
“With its elegant design, calm environment and digital connectivity, the lounge will provide an unrivaled level of style and comfort for our business customers,” said Eurostar chief executive Nicolas Petrovic.
Written by: Bruno Fernandes