Okko Hotel, Nantes, France
This fast-expanding hotel concept was the vision of three men, Accor Group co-founder Paul Dubrule, ex-Suitehotel CEO Oliver Devys and designer Patrick Norguet. This idea is to eschew the traditional hotel attributes - there is no reception desk, no breakfast room, no lounge, just one living space, the Club, which is staffed 24/7. A kitchen offers snacks and refreshments throughout the day, and a business corner houses two computers and a printer. Selected items are on sale in an in-house shop, and a curated selection of newspapers, books and magazines are available.
Opening Date: January 2014; Rates: From €125
Address: 15 Rue de Strasbourg; tel: 33.2 52 20 00 70; www.okkohotels.com