Sinner, the Latest From Evok Hotels, Makes a Splash in Paris

(Sinner Paris)

It’s arrived. The latest from Evok Hotels is showing off its swanky interiors in Paris. Opened in July, Sinner is located in Le Marais, a sought-after location in the City of Light. In signature Evok fashion, this month’s official opening party was the talk of the town; think costumed dancers, fortune tellers, and a ball pit set up in a guest room. Did we mention the free flowing champagne? 

Sinner joins the other trendy hotels in the Evok portfolio: Nolinksi, an elegant property situated between the Opera and the Louvre, and Brach, a Philippe Starck-designed hot spot in the 16th arrondissement. This trio will soon be joined by another Evok hotel on the Place des Vosges.

What’s with the name, you ask? Sinner was “conceived to push boundaries and break rules,” to quote the official press release. Designer Tristan Auer, also behind the Hotel de Crillon and Hotel Les Bains in Paris, came up with the concept for the decor: quirky, daring and a little rock 'n' roll, with allusions to religious heritage (a candlelit crypt in reception serves as a concept store, stained-glass windows line lantern-lit corridors). 

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There are 43 guest rooms, with the Suite Justine offering the most unique, decadent experience (the name is a reference to the Marquis de Sade’s famous book). The walls are all in black, and a “confessional” opens onto the bathroom, equipped with a blood-red tub and a private hammam.

Facilities at Sinner Paris include an international restaurant, a bar serving Latin-inspired drinks, and the Ablutio Spa offering treatments by Orveda, an organic brand. 

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