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Stay Kool at Kube Hotel, Paris
by Christina Gaona

On the far side of the Montmatre Hill off a quant un-touristed lane, lays the chic
Kube Hotel Paris. This unsuspecting 19th century building located in the city's
18th arrondissement is the home of one of Paris' first modern-inspired and
designer hotels. Kube Hotel - sister hotel of the famous Murano Hotel -
boasts its own unique identity and introduced the first Ice Bar in Paris.

According to the hotel’s owners, the design-concept for Kube Hotel pays homage
to the cube:“the most modern of shapes.”
The ultra-modern décor is most clearly represented by futuristic furniture pieces and pop art
that can be found throughout the hotel.

Unlike the color-palette the hotel’s ground level, the rooms feature bright white walls and
textiles with pops of color. Each of Kube Hotel’s rooms offers varying interior design accents
and hotel room floorplans; visitors can expect features like walls decorated with large,
square-shaped Andy Warhol reproductions, rectangular beds suspended by cables, and
modern, custom-made baths. Rather than room keys, Kube Hotel’s room security system
utilizes fingerprint readers – rendering a visitor’s experience truly unique.

The hotel, comprised of three buildings
that surround a small cobblestone
courtyard, welcomes new patrons
with a Louvre inspired glass-cube
reception entryway. The bold
combination of modern and  
classic architecture creates
an anachronistic – though
interesting – visual impression
and sets the tone for the hotel’s
modern- decadent styling.

Past the reception area, lays the
hotel’s two-level lounge bar which
offers a unique experience for its
black lights, fluorescent pink and
purple accents and furniture,
and dark walls.
Nordik Room
The hotel features the very first ice bar in Paris, the Ice Kube Bar, and offers visitors and
locals a one-of-a-kind and intimate social experience. With a maximum capacity of
twenty persons, patrons can pay for half-hour sessions in the Ice Kube Bar – the bar
offers tastings of four Grey Goose cocktails.
On the mezzanine level over-looking the bar, visitors will find a collection of outfitted Inuit
photographs adorning the walls. Below, lays the hexagonal bar constructed completely
out of large ice cubes. Grey Goose Vodka is served in glasses made of ice and visitors are
welcome to carve their names in the ice walls or retreat to the Ice Bedroom, where one
can lay on a ten ton ice bed and snuggle under fur blankets while listening to the varying
DJ’d music.
Aside from the Ice Kube Bar and  the hotel’s Kube Restaurant, other amenities include two
large conference rooms and a fully equipped fitness center. The hotel is located within a
twenty minute walk of the famous Parisian Gare du Nord (North Station), the beautiful
Sacre Coeur basilica, and other tourist attractions – including the building that once
housed Renoir and Picasos’s studio at Bateau Lavoire  on the historic Montmarte hill.
For more information on Kube Hotel visit www.muranoresort.com