Luxembourg may not be the first place you’d look for an ultra-youthful, ultra-hip boutique hotel, but that just means Mama Shelter Luxembourg has this segment of the hospitality market all to itself. Here you’ll find some knowing (and winking) references to the city’s fairy-tale aesthetic, but within this eye-catching modern structure you’ll mostly find Mama Shelter’s signature mélange of retro modernism and contemporary street-influenced style — from ceilings by the French graffiti artist Beniloys to décor by the brand’s in-house design lead, Benjamin El Doghaïli.
The rooms are classic Mama Shelter, right down to the masks on the bedside reading lamps; the style is warm and eclectic, and the comforts, though far from ostentatious, are substantial enough — free movies and organic bath products encourage you to spoil yourself a bit. There’s a lively restaurant whose centerpiece is a pink marble bar, plus a second bar on the rooftop. And this particular Mama Shelter is also home to CineMama, a 29-seat theater, as well as Mama Works, the brand’s venture into co-working spaces, plus six stylish Ateliers, each one a versatile meeting room with a defiantly fun graphic identity.