JO&JOE Gentilly wins 2020 MIPIM Award for Best Tourism & Hotel Resort


PENSON are proud to announce JO&JOE Paris Gentilly has been awarded the Best Hotel & Tourism Resort at the 2020 MIPIM Awards.


The MIPIM Awards jury reviewed over 228 entries from 45 countries and shortlisted the finest projects in each of the 11 competition categories.

JO&JOE Paris Gentilly was selected out of three major competitors in the Best Hotel & Tourism Resort category at last night’s MIPIM Awards ceremony at the InterContinental Paris le Grand.



JO&JOE Gentilly was awarded specifically on its Open House design and Street Art concept.


PENSON commissioned artists and the artwork at JO&JOE Gentilly to portray its unique character and eclectic atmosphere. Hand-drawn, sprayed or painted artwork is inherently part of JO&JOE’s unique design story and offers guests genuine experiences.


PENSON even designed some of the artwork too – the PENSON team secretly feature on a few of the private bathroom walls!


Internationally renowned Interior Design and Architecture studio PENSON continue to have time in the spotlight during 2020’s tumultuous year.

iconPENSON commissioned artwork for the project
iconHangout in the garden
A brightly & colourfully lit circular bar at night with brightly coloured walls & lighting
iconCircular Bar
Beer wall illuminated with arty multicoloured walls & ceiling
iconSelf Service Beer Wall



Co-created by PENSON and Accor Group to disrupt the economy model, PENSON worked on creating a physical and branded experience at JO&JOE Gentilly, as well as the interior design, to bring genuine experiences to its guests. JO&JOE is a hybrid; meeting somewhere between an open house, a hotel, and a hostel.


Located twenty minutes from central Paris, JO&JOE Gentilly is a stone’s throw from all the major attractions and is the first BBCA low-carbon hotel in the world.


A place to eat, meet new people, plan new experiences, and to discover, the 485 bed hotel includes an authentic public restaurant and bar, as well as open-mic stage, a large charming garden space and social spaces reserved for guests.

To find out more about JO&JOE Gentilly, please click here.

An 'out of the ordinary' room with a window and bed all made from wood & decorated completely in black & white doodles with red hearts on the walls
icon'Out of Ordinary' Double Bedroom
iconPENSON's own artwork in one of the many bathrooms



Created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards is an internationally renowned real estate competition at MIPIM, the world's property market held from 10 to 13 March in Cannes every year.


It honours the most outstanding and accomplished projects, completed or yet to be built, around the world, the very best of the real estate industry. Projects are categorised and evaluated on various criteria such as architecture, functionalities, layout, geographical context and many other conditions by a jury of different professionals and experts.


To read more about JO&JOE Gentilly, please click here.





JO&JOE is the game-changing Open House experience in travel from PENSON and Accor Group. It’s a mind-setter, life-enhancer and journey-maker where the interiors are shaped by the guests to generate their story, their vibe and their experience.


PENSON have brought energy and super-slick reinvention to the world of hospitality. Being renowned for creating game-changing brands that generate huge customer experience, PENSON co-created JO&JOE and its ethos, values, customer experience and interior design as a new model. JO&JOE embraces a liberated and rebellious approach to hospitality interiors to deliver new emotions for its guests, as well as enabling the required benefits on operational, practicable and investor levels.