France: Mama Shelter will open its ninth hotel in France next March 2023, with a site in Rennes, Brittany, which will become home to the first Mama Skin Spa.
Marking the 17th hotel worldwide for Mama Shelter, the Rennes property is housed in a former bank and will feature 119 bedrooms. Benjamin El Doghaïli, head of the Mama Shelter design studio, is lead architect on the project.
Amenities include a brasserie restaurant, a rooftop bar, karaoke rooms in the basement, and the brand’s first Mama Skin Spa. Absolution, a French organic cosmetics house, has partnered with Ho Karan, a Breton cosmetics brand to offer various treatments. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, hammam and a sauna.
Serge Trigano, co-founder and president of Mama Shelter, said: “At Mama Shelter in Rennes, our teams have successfully met two challenges: to establish a contemporary hotel in a renovated historic complex, many parts of which come under the Bâtiments de France jurisdiction. We also wanted to soak up traditions in this region of Brittany, with its strong personality and highly sophisticated culture.
“Having completed the work, we are now looking forward to sharing Mama’s festive spirit with the people of Rennes and all those who love Brittany. To invite them to experience and feel the city, in its restaurants and bars, which subtly tell its story. We’re also looking forward to welcoming fans of Mama’s in the heart and soul of Rennes.”
Cédric Gobilliard, Mama Shelter’s managing director, added: “Living intelligently, means knowing how to live together, in social harmony. This is the motto of the city of Rennes, which also reflects Mama Shelter’s ethos.
“Mama Shelter is a unique place of economic and social vitality, breaking down codes and sharing its values of equality and freedom. Opening the first Mama in Brittany, in the centre of Rennes and in a listed building, is a testimony to the boldness of Mama Shelter’s disruptive concept and its sincere desire to unveil its brand and festive spirit to the people of Rennes and to travellers who are lovers of authenticity.”