When you think of Paris, words like ‘serene’ or ‘tranquil’ don’t quite come to mind. It was this exact notion that France-based, Mexico-born founder Charlotte Gomez de Orozco says sparked the idea to design an urban retreat where both Parisians and tourists could convene and share their love of good food and wellness practices. “I created HoY because I couldn’t find a place that offered all the things I love in one: yoga, meditation, healthy food, holistic therapies and flowers,” Charlotte adds.
The concept of a wellness hotel isn’t foreign in tropical climates or closer to the beach, but in the bustling metropolis of Paris, it’s potentially where people need it the most. From television-free bedrooms down to the plantable seed paper business cards, every detail in HoY has been deeply-considered for a reposeful stay that feels worlds away from Paris’ busy Pigalle district.