A flying visit to Paris

Hyatt Regency Paris – Charles de Gaulle is 388-room airport hotel with substantial conferencing space constructed around a six-storey glazed-roof atrium that accommodates the large open-plan public areas. In refurbishing the property, design is being used to help manage the ground floor spaces as well as to introduce a greater sense of place – a taste of Paris for travellers passing through.

In the public areas, warm timber, organic forms, the creation of intimate niches for dining and wine tasting as well as a chic colour palette, interior planting and subtle lighting will together bring human scale. Specially designed elements, such as carpets and feature lighting, have been inspired by French cubism, in particular Parisian Francis Picabia, and by the Matisse cut-outs. An exterior terrace is being recreated as an “outdoor room” while inside, the restaurant perimeter will be redesigned as an indoor terrace and curved banquette seating will serve to break up the raised restaurant area into different seating arrangements.