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Mama Shelter Marseille

Following their success in Paris, Mama Shelter have teamed up with international award winning duet Philippe Starck (designer) and Trigano (co-founder of Club Med), and created glamour and luxury by providing a new concept of apartment-hotel linked with a self styled restaurant-bar in the centre of Marseille.

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© Mama Shelter Marseille, Philippe Starck

Ideally situated at the heart of the Mediterranean coast, Marseille combines the wealth of its natural and historical heritage while unravelling its leading cosmopolitan culture. Predominantly the second largest city in France, Marseille is thriving with beautiful architecture and modern 21st century designs and MAMA SHELTER intends to become the hotspot of this Phocean Town.

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© Mama Shelter Marseille, Philippe Starck

Location:

Mama Shelter Marseille is ideally located right in the city centre at the 64, rue de la Loubière 13006 Marseille, near the Cours Julien district, an epicentre for urban art, a mix of concert halls, young designers and sunny terraces.

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© Mama Shelter Marseille, Philippe Starck

Rooms:

MAMA:

MAMA is MAMA in all its glory! A room with a human face is designed especially for you with its comfortable bed, 27″ iMac with TV, radio, internet and free WiFi access and on-demand movies, minibar and a desk where you can pen the love letter you’ve always dreamed of writing or preferably receiving.

MAMA LUXE:

Because luxury is the opposite of modern-day tackiness, MAMA LUXE is about what matters: a calming 17 to 21 m² refuge where you can dream under the Marseille sky, laugh and enjoy yourself. It has everything you need to be comfortable such as a 27″ iMac, with TV, radio, internet and free WiFi access and on-demand movies and a minibar… and there’s even a desk for those boring diehards who work late.

MAMA DELUXE:

In Mama Deluxe you’ll be delighted with the space of its 21 to 27m², equipped with a 27″ iMac, with TV, radio, internet and free WiFi access and on-demand movies, a minibar and a desk where you can play computer games or simply unpack your latest purchases. Mama has also thought about those of us with reduced mobility, offering the Mama Luxe Handicap.

MAMA FAMILY:

Mama Loves Families, so it has designed a comfortable family room (a 27″ iMac with TV, radio, internet and free WiFi access and on-demand movies and a minibar).
There’s no problem if the kids squabble, they have the space to play while you relax as a couple in this bed which is so comfortable you’ll never want to leave.

MAMA SUITE:

With its 45 m², this is one “Big Mama” that will make you feel like a superstar rapper from New York or Los Angeles. Stretch out on the comfortable bed to watch a movie on one of its 2 27” Imac, relax in the lounge coach doing nothing at all in the best possible way, or sit at the desk to write or daydream.

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© Mama Shelter Marseille, Philippe Starck

RESTAURANT:

Mama Shelter features a simple cuisine created by the famous chef, Alain Senderens who celebrates Mediterranean cooking in the city without resorting to the cliché of traditional Marseille dishes.

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© Mama Shelter Marseille, Philippe Starck

BAR:

A Raki, a Pastis or a Bouhka with sardines are just some of the ways to escape the turmoil of modern life for a moment and take the time to simply do nothing.

A hotel concept which should appeal to fans of arty and casual establishments, at a time when Marseille is about to endorse its status as European Capital of Culture in 2013.

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© Mama Shelter Marseille, Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck:

Starck did not just utilized his own trademark for the design of this boutique hotel he also added visual overload to create an overwhelming experience to the senses by combining too much of the design, color, prints and furniture in this new beautiful hotel. In fact, there is more than enough to the hotel interiors than my senses could follow. Other people might call this a mess and really unorganized but to someone who has an eye for art and the ‘messy’ kind of look abstraction creates this amazing hotel is a masterpiece.

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© Mama Shelter Marseille, Philippe Starck


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© Mama Shelter Marseille, Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck has design a hotel that defies everything related to ‘standard and tradition’ and it has created a new level of hotel experience that’s very unique and authentic. Looking at the individual rooms and the restaurant areas, they are indeed very pleasing to look at and the meeting rooms would stand out if we’re talking about the hotel features alone.

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© Mama Shelter Marseille, Philippe Starck

The hotel interior design by Philippe Starck gave rise to unpredictable encounters. Every inch of the room allows you to explore and discover a little something in return. Mama Shelter is more than just a hotel – it has become the core of life where people gather for a simple meal and probably enjoy defining moments with a live band.

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© Mama Shelter Marseille, Philippe Starck

Project Data:

Project name: Mama Shelter Marseille
Location: 64 Rue de la Loubière, 13006 Marseille, France
Coordinates: 43.290515, 5.388937
Type: Hotel Interior
Rooms Size:

  • MAMA SUITE – 1 unit / 45m2
  • MAMA FAMILY – 5 units / 21 – 27m2
  • MAMA DELUXE DOUBLE – 15 units / 21 – 27m2
  • MAMA DELUXE TWIN – 5 units / 21 – 27m2
  • MAMA LUXE DOUBLE – 86 units / 17 – 21m2
  • MAMA DOUBLE – 15 units / 15 – 17m2

Project Year: 2011
Completion Year: 2012

The people:

Client / Owner / Developer: L’hotel
Interior Designer: Philippe Starck
Text Description: © Courtesy of Philippe Starck
Images: © Philippe Starck, Mama Shelter Marseille

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