Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mama Shelter Opens Today in Lyon

The owners of the Mama Shelter hotel in Paris (opened late 2008) and Marseille (opened in 2012), have done it again: the 156-room Mama Shelter Lyon opens today. It comes right on the heels of the March 15th opening of Mama Shelter Istanbul, the first Mama Shelter outside France. 

In Lyon, the hotel has once again been designed by Philippe Starck, a partner in the company. And once again former Michelin starred superchef Alain Senderens is overseeing the food, along with Jérôme Banctel. The restaurant is French and ''Lyon inspired.''

Mama Shelter Lyon is at #13, Rue Domer, a stone's throw from the Place Jean Macé district.  I love what the press materials say about the location: ''the city’s urban epicentre exudes an energy that reflects the Brooklyn of our dreams.''

Amenities at Mama Shelter Lyon include free WiFi throughout, a huge bar, six meeting rooms (some with table soccer, bars, and darts), DJs, live music and cabaret on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and occasional lectures and forums.

Rates normally begin at 79€ but special 49€ rates on certain rooms are being offered until August 31st.  For more info or to reserve, click here. Meanwhile, look out for the next Mama Shelter, launching in Bordeaux, probably in October. 

Mama Shelter Lyon
13, rue Domer 
69007 Lyon, France
Tel 04 78 02 58 00 

Photos: Mama Shelter logo; a room in the new Lyon hotel; the hotel company's founders: Benjamin Trigano, Serge Trigano, Philippe Starck, Cyril Aouizerate and Jeremie Trigano. 

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  1. When I saw the headline I thought it was referring to a shelter for homeless women!

    Not quite, finalement... :)

  2. Lyon is one of the places I haven't visited yet, but is on my bucket list - will keep this hotel in mind. Thanks Julie.

  3. This looks like a perfect night away from Tarascon, have wanted to visit Lyon for ages, meant to have fabulous restaurants and the train just takes an hour or so.....



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