HOY is no doubt one of the healthiest and finest thought-out places focusing on prepping today to make tomorrow beautiful. A meeting place in the heart of Paris, HOY is dedicated to the health of the body, mind, and soul. Even greatly popular before COVID-19; the principal idea of bringing calmness and awareness from nature to the heart of the city belongs to Charlotte Gomez de Orozco, founder of HOY.
HOY means “today” in Spanish. Starting from the present, they want to remind their visitors about the simplicity of today and the preciousness of the present moment. The most striking point is that the only thing we truly have is “today”. Among its aims is to be a place of mindful listening and self-development that is based on the purity of well-being and relaxation arising from the integrity of this body and mind. Though we frequently come across the term ‘staying in the now’, HOY is one of the few places that truly brings new meaning to this phrase in every detail.
Of course, staying in the present is up to the individual; whether in a meditation area in your room or while watching your favorite flower on your balcony or even in the happy moments you spend with your loved ones. However, when you are outside of the comfort and security of your own living space, you may not have the concentration to focus on your inner journey. HOY has taken each step while being perfectly aware and taking advantage of its position in the centre of the city.
The hotel stands out with its simple and functional design and well-equipped team and boasts well-thought-out details that surprise and delight as you discover them throughout your stay.
Combining the need for sincerity and calmness with good food and environmentally friendly habits, HOY encourages the idea that a better future is in our hands. Seasonal organic produce grown sustainably is obtained from local suppliers. Every detail is evaluated and is utilized in harmony with nature, ensuring that all waste eventually returns to nature. Reusable bottles are provided to guests, reflecting conscious waste practices in minor daily activities and avoiding the use of plastic.
In the hotel, there are twenty-two rooms that host details such as air purification diffusers, organic linens, and handmade products that are carefully selected from France. The absence of televisions rooms is one of the bold and on-site touches.
The hotel’s restaurant MESA boasts a plant-based menu. Its innovative kitchen refrains from using eggs, fish, milk, and any meat products while offering unique flavors for the mind and body. Focusing on the preservation of the food's nutritional quality and its aid in the renewal of the body, the same sensitivity is found in the selection of beverages. Here you can explore home-made sodas and even fill your bottle from kombucha taps.
Here, yoga is not just a side note but is adopted as one of the main pillars, focusing on the fun within the present. Spiritual experiences are offered through Japanese methods by creating a joint program with Yuj, a popular yoga studio in Paris. Yuj is the first dark yoga studio in Paris which utilizes infrared lights.
On the first floor of the hotel, you can find La Florería, a dry flower shop where Japanese flower artist Chiaki Kokami works. Chiaki seeks out new techniques using dyes and various natural materials that combine the elegance of dry flowers with classic French techniques. This original floral style reflects the calmness of the overall atmosphere. Speaking of Japanese simplicity, it is also important to note that Japanese Binchotan coal-infused water bottles are also placed in each room to aid in body detox.
HOY is one of the most healing and remarkable escape points in Paris, with its tranquil colors used in interior spaces, wellness rooms with special focuses on energy healing and specific ailments such as bone diseases, the smell of Palo Santo incense that rises out of the communal spaces, we are reminded of “Today” with unique simplicity.
68 Rue des Martyrs 75009 Paris