girl swinging in a pink room with yellow bananas printed on the walls

JO&JOE, Paris Gentilly

Gold coin connections

Gentilly, France
Interior Design, Brand Experience
74,000 SQ. FT.
PENSON visual of a brightly lit bar & food area with brightly coloured walls, rugs & lighting. A blue plastic sculptural deer is centre-stage next to a sizzling pan of food.

The second offering from our JO&JOE portfolio, JO&JOE Gentilly sits just outside central Paris and is the first BBCA low-carbon hotel in France. JO&JOE is the game-changing Open House experience in travel from PENSON & 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 visual of the restaurant by day with multicoloured ceiling and suspended tables
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Championing creativity

Bespoke artwork from 9 local and international artists

artwork of grandma smoking cigarettes on a bathroom wall
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PENSON bring new energy and super-slick reinvention to the world of hospitality. This, and being renowned for creating game-changing brands that generate huge customer experience, we 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.

At the Open House of Paris Gentilly, street art is everywhere thanks to the work of 9 local and international artists who have covered the walls, floor, bar...and just about everything else with their creations. Artwork at JO&JOE is inherently part of its unique design story and we commissioned the artwork to portray JO&JOE’s character.

The design concept for JO&JOE Gentilly was born from Gentilly’s historical connection to gold coin minting. The artwork explores this design concept and local connection, making the art unique to JO&JOE. It’s an open exhibition space – a gathering of the best creativity in one place.

daytime street view of JO&JOE Gentilly building & beige facade featuring bright artwork
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nighttime street & facade view of JO&JOE Gentilly building with windows lit from within and busy traffic on the street
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'Gentilly’s key location creates a special place to be, stay, play, rest, meet, eat, work or any other form of enjoyable activity amongst like-minded people that bring you closer together. JO&JOE fits around you and not the other way around.'

Lee Penson CEO, PENSON