Eurostar Business Premier Lounge, Gare du Nord

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Eurostar Business Premier Lounge, Gare du Nord

Business class: Eurostar's posh new Parisian premier lounge is a sophisticated cut above the rest...

Eurostar has just unveiled its brand new and very fancy Business Premier Lounge at Paris’s Gare du Nord. Responsible for a look more akin to a town house-dwelling design hotel are UK-based architects Softroom; who’ve utilised a vast top floor of the 19th century building. With views of the concourse and a leaning toward the classic design heritage of the station, the transformation evokes notions of old movies and sets this is a lounge apart from others.

Eurostar Business Premier Lounge at Gare du Nord, Paris

The new business lounge is a bright, roomy space — divided into three fluid sections: an open-plan work room; service area for drinks and snacks; and a softer, relaxed bar space. Throughout, Softroom have opted for one-off soft furnishings, large sofas, and gold panelling; marking the history of the building with high ceilings, herringbone floors and marble fireplaces. Open-plan and communal, to cosy snugs for heightened privacy — each area is equipped with all the 21st century necessities to help you stay connected and fully-charged.

The star of the bar area is a sunken circular gold bar, which is surrounded by darker hues; reds, oranges and purples evoking a less work, more play vibe. The revered London Cocktail Club is responsible for the cocktail menu, which featured five signature libations when we dropped in this week. I heartily recommend the Angélique, made with Toujours 21 gin, which was specially-designed by Raymond Blanc for the 21st birthday of Eurostar. Made in Surrey by The Silent Pool Distillery, it’s a clean dry gin with hints of lavender — teamed with Cointreau, green Chartreuse, honey syrup and chardonnay, it’s exactly what you need after a hard days work.

Alongside contemporary furnishings and its sophisticated bar, art also plays a pivotal role in the concept here. London’s members’ spot The Hospital Club curated the collection of work by French artists; pieces dotted sparingly, all for sale. Overall, business-class travellers could easily while away a few hours here at the new Eurostar Business Premier Lounge; it’s as sophisticated as it is luxurious, a darn sight nicer than the old lounge, and we rather like it.

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Eurostar Business Premier Lounge at Gare du Nord, Paris
Eurostar lounge Paris
Business Premier Lounge at Gare du Nord
Eurostar lounge Paris
Business Premier Lounge at Gare du Nord
Eurostar Business Premier Lounge at Gare du Nord, Paris
Eurostar lounge Paris
Business Premier Lounge at Gare du Nord

Photography © We Heart / courtesy, Eurostar

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