The working relationship between Okko Hotels and Patrick Norguet has been such a success, the Paris-based designer has unveiled his eighth property in as many years, this time in Strasbourg.

Set in a slender new building designed by architect Anne Demians for the Black Swans development in the city’s picturesque André Malroux peninsula, the 120-room hotel draws in natural light through the lobby’s double-height ceilings, while a creamy palette alongside unobtrusive streamlined furniture – such as Artemide wall lamps, Pedrali chairs by Norguet and light ceramics – render a spaciousness to even the smaller bedrooms.

The lack of any substantial in-house facilities, besides a gym and compact meeting rooms, is made up for with the club lounge which offers, every evening, pre-prandial nibbles and beverages sourced from a sweep of blue-chip regional suppliers – to wit, Fromagerie Haxaire cheeses, Brasserie Perle beer, and freshly baked sweets from Maison Alsacienne de Biscuiterie.