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May 2015
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C2 Hotel

Hotel C2 © Adrien Bargin

The latest hot spot for just a lucky few, the C2 presents a mix of design and conservatism. A year ago, this ultra designer 5 star hotel set itself up in a beautiful 19th century building, enriched by bas-relief, frescos and Paulo Rizatto chandeliers, marble and old wooden floors. Entirely reinvented with a contemporary edge, the décor juggles its old foundations and daring new additions in terms of art, design and architecture. Because, behind the initials “C2” are the first names of two architects with modern taste: Claire Fantoche and Christian Lefevre. They added an extra floor to the building, and lent their support to standout pieces, such as the enormous chandelier with synthetic lenses/bulbs, Charles Eames chairs and a Saarien table that gives the place a little twist. On each landing, an armchair pays homage to a famous architect: Franck Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh…
The bedrooms are super sophisticated, with wall sections of the original brickwork as bedheads, based around Corian blue furniture, graphic carpeting inspired by the map of the city and designer pieces…In communal areas, the walls are adorned with street art, conveying the desire to regularly recognise these kind of artists. Musicians often come to liven up the Lounge bar, which gathers together the city’s golden youth after dark. In the daytime, lounge about on the terrace or swim in Filorga spa pool with its green mosaic tiles or in the private waters surrounding Degaby island, so near and yet so far from the hubbub of the city.

48 rue Roux de Brignoles , 13006 Marseille, France

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