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Seeko’o Hotel in Bordeaux, France

March 15, 2011 by

The story of Seeko’o is the epic tale of a crazy family with an appetite for danger, who set off in search of the great southern yeti (King Kong Architecture). They shared a common goal: to create a boutique hotel in Bordeaux (45 suites) which is playful and creative, without compromising any of the international standards expected of a luxury hotel. Seeko’o is an unorthodox urban landmark, a hotel created by adventurers to welcome the 21st-century traveler.

Created by Bordeaux’s King Kong architectural studio, Seeko’o is the first building in the world to be coated entirely in Corian. Corian’s refined appearance has made it one of the favorite materials of designers, and now of architects too. The vision for the Seeko’o project was a bold one, with its 1000 square meter façade representing an unashamedly modern architectural statement among the historically-listed monuments of Bordeaux’s quays. As Le Moniteur described it, Seeko’o boasts “a façade which plays wonderfully with light and shadow, transforming the whole building into a beautiful, sculpted iceberg.”

Each suite at Seeko’o includes: Free Wi-Fi access and broadband connection, safe, mini bar, iPod stereo, 82cm LCD TV, canal and other satellite channels, cable for connecting computers to the television, king-size bedding or twin beds, cot, large bathtub (190×110) with built-in shower (air and water shower head), individually-controlled air conditioning, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, organic toiletries, satin bed sheets, light dimmers, room service and continental breakfast in the room, and pets are welcome.

An emblem of modernity with its avant-garde architecture, Seeko’o is a unique location to hold a seminar and stimulate the creativity of your team. Conferences, convention, congresses, study days and press breakfasts can all be carried out here.

Visiting the steam room is one of the best things you can do for your body.
The last word in relaxation, time spent in the steam room helps to ease muscular pain and improve breathing. End your visit with a warm bath and you’ll sleep like a baby. Follow it with a refreshing shower for a feeling of intense reinvigoration. Saunas are good for health, body and spirit. They chase life’s stresses away and replace them with relaxation and well-being. A visit to the sauna can be beneficial to people suffering from insomnia. After the steam room or the sauna, the massage chair offers the chance to relax at your own convenience. The chair features several different massage programs.

Long-neglected, the quays of Bordeaux have now been restored to their eighteenth-century glory: they are the city’s showcase. A unique architectural ensemble, with façades stretching for 4.5km along the river, the quays have once more become the nerve center of Aquitaine’s capital (the ancient Burdigala). From the Gothic splendor of Porte Cailhau to the classical precision of the Place de la Bourse, and onwards to the contemporary design of Seeko’o, every building reflects the contribution of its age to the history of these quays.

Step out of Seeko’o and cross the road to explore factory outlets, luxury boutiques, the Cap Sciences centre and a variety of restaurants with terraces overlooking the river – all part of the Les Hangars complex, stretching for over 1km along the bank of the Garonne. Heading towards the centre of town, the Museum of Contemporary Art (CAPC), famous antique dealers and numerous bars and restaurants line the Quai Bacalan, making the neighbourhood around Seeko’o a vibrant and bustling place to be, day or night.



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