Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku of 'Jouin Manku' re-designed an eighteenth-century building to create a 55-room hotel and adjoining restaurant; the crown jewel is the wooden staircase encircled by strips of oak.
The wooden staircase begins at the entrance level and sits between the open kitchen and a circular bar. The timber strips extend off the staircase and run along the back wall. The oak spirals also create handrails for the wooden staircase.
The designers said, "the interior design for the hotel and brasserie is characterized by its authenticity and modernity." The wooden structure of the building is left exposed and complemented by leather accents throughout the hotel. In the restaurant area, large leather pods create wonderful private booths and longer tables extend the length of the space for larger parties.