Okko Hotel Grenoble

Grenoble (FR)
Patrick Norguet
Photo Credits: Jérôme Galland

New opening for Okko Hotels, innovative hotel chain dedicated to people who love design and who are looking for top quality services at a reasonable price. After Nantes, a new hotel has been recently opened in Grenoble, near to the Hoche Gardens, in the centre of the Bonne district, the first European eco-district. Designed by Patrick Norguet, the hotel has 138 rooms, an area, called Le Club, entirely dedicated to leisure, with a dining area, book shelves, a business corner, a store selling local products, a fitness area and a terrace affording stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

As in the Nantes hotel, the surfaces of rooms and common areas feature Lea Ceramiche products. Basaltina Stone Project, stone-effect porcelain stoneware and Metropolis, with its texture that brings concrete to mind, have been chosen for most of the floors. The rounded shape of furniture and the natural effect of the tiling give life to a contemporary atmosphere, especially created to offer a comfortable environment where one can relax or work.

The wall tiling of the rooms and bathrooms is particularly striking: a pattern of vertical lines runs over the ultra slim slabs of Lines Slimtech by Lea Ceramiche. The imposing modules (size 3m x 1m, with a thickness of only 3.5 mm) cover the entire wall to create a pattern of tones and shades that make the environment particularly modern and elegant. Slimtech laminated stoneware is the result of leading-edge technology for compacting porcelain stoneware. This version features a digitally printed pattern, especially designed for the Okko Hotel by the French designer, in two colours line blue and line grey.

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