Bedroom in pale, neutral tones, with a chair and table, suitcase and shoes
(Image credit: Jérôme Galland)

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.

Seating area featuring two navy, wing-back chairs, circular coffee table and a blue stool

(Image credit: Jérôme Galland)

Breakfast table with a padded leather bench opposite two red, leather chairs.

(Image credit: Jérôme Galland)

Dining area featuring a long table with stools on one side and tables and chairs on the other. Three gold, hanging lights

(Image credit: Jérôme Galland)

Workspace with table and four red leather chairs. There is a briefcase on the floor and the horizontal blinds are angled downwards

(Image credit: Jérôme Galland)

Workspace with a dark corner-sofa, two wing-back chairs and a coffee table, and a desk with two laptops in the background

(Image credit: Jérôme Galland)


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Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.