A new hotel has opened in Paris. It might be more appropriate to say it's been launched, since the Off Paris Seine isn't a structure built on dry land, but a floating work boat anchored in the middle of Paris' River Seine.
That might sound anxiety-inducing — the exact opposite of what you want in your Paris vacation.
But not to worry — the boat never unconnect from its 13th-arrondissement neighborhood.
Take a look around this new kind of hotel, which opened to guests and visitors on June 23.
The Off Paris Seine is a hotel like Paris has never seen before.
Situated on a work boat in the Seine, it is quite literally a floating hotel.
The poolside cafe area is unique in that it is completely open-air, and has the feeling of a roof deck. It will be enclosed with glass in the winter.
There is a traditional reception area where guests can register just like at a normal hotel.
This was possible because the work boat was built specifically for the hotel, and not reused.
The architecture is mainly metal and wood, with clean, modern lines throughout.
There are 54 ordinary rooms on the ship — one part private room, one part hotel room — as well as four suites. The beds were designed to look like they float.
The suites are quite luxurious. An installation of mirrors sits above the bed in the Silver Suite.
The suites rent for 256 euros ($286) a night. The Sunset Suite's claim to uniqueness is its obvious orange color on all relevant surfaces.
The 54 smaller rooms rent for €124 ($136) a night.