Philippe Starck | Curio Collection by Hilton | France

French designer Philippe Starck has unveiled detailed images of a new "phantasmagoric" hotel commissioned by the Hilton Group in the heart of Metz, France. Starck's new poetic hotel will carry the 18th century traditional Alsatian home on its roof referencing to the original roots of the city.
Named Maison Heler Metz, a unique 14-storey hotel will be operated under Curio Collection by Hilton - Curio Collection is a portfolio of nearly 50 remarkable, upper upscale hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character and personality. Maison Heler Metz joins more than 20 Curio Collection by Hilton hotels, trading or under construction in Europe.

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Starck's new hotel will be the first and emblematic establishment of Maison Heler, a new elegant and intelligent hotel brand where guests are welcomed with expertise and humanity.
Located in the heart of Metz’s newly developed Quartier de l'Amphithéâtre, Maison Heler will also be the first hotel in Europe entirely created and developed from the ground up by the French creator. Starck has imagined this extraordinary construction in resonance with the Centre Pompidou Metz, like a habitable, surreal and poetic work of art, becoming a strong symbol for the region.
“This project is an ‘out-of-scale’ phantasmagoric architecture. It's a game about uprooted roots, a symbolic construction of Lorraine," said  Philippe Starck. 
The monolithic and monochromatic building topped by an 18th century traditional Alsatian home will be a unique destination for guests and local residents to enjoy. The house will rise on 14 floors including a rooftop terrace and garden, peppered with local trees and offering breath-taking views of the entire city. The 119 guest-rooms and suites are comfortable and elegant, complemented by cozy and poetic restaurant and lounge bar situated in the house, and a gym dedicated to health and well-being as well as private meeting spaces.

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A screen shot from the video of Maison Heler Metz
"Metz is going through a revival. The opening of the Centre Pompidou Metz and the wider Quartier de l'Amphithéâtre redevelopment is attracting investment and drawing household names such as Philippe Starck and Hilton's Curio Collection," said Dominique Gros, mayor of Metz. 
"It's great to see projects of this caliber come to Metz and there are exciting times ahead for the city," he added.
"Maison Heler Metz is a unique property, the design of which perfectly captures the spirit of our handpicked Curio Collection by Hilton hotels. This will be Metz's first high-end hotel opening in a number of years, and an impressive addition to our portfolio in France, which continues to be the most visited country in the world," said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton.

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A screen shot from the video of Maison Heler Metz
Starck first unveiled design for the hotel in 2015 and now, the designer has released the detailed images of the hotel showing its architecture, materiality and functions.
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