History

A CENTURY OF HISTORY AT THE TERRASS" HÔTEL

ONCE UPON A TIME...

Our story begins in 1911, when Edmond Hurand, already owner of the Elysée Montmartre, bought a brasserie and an adjoining 1000 sq.m. plot of land on the corner of rue Caulaincourt and rue Joseph de Maistre.

His plan was to build a 120-room Parisian hotel in the 18th arrondissement with a roof terrace offering panoramic views over the capital. And so the story of the Terrass'' Hôtel, in the heart of Montmartre, began.

The 1920s: The Maurice Hurand era

In 1920, Edmond Hurand sold the hotel and brasserie, before buying them back again in 1923 at the behest of his son Maurice.

The hotel has been run by the same family ever since. From one generation to the next, it has handed down an art of hospitality that first emerged a century ago in this artistic neighbourhood. Maurice Hurand took over the running of the hotel in 1925.

THE FIFTIES: ARTISTS’ HAUNT

In the 1950s, Maurice Hurand was succeeded by his son, Jean-Max. 

In 1954, Jean-Max Hurand refurnished and enlarged the hotel, adding a bar, brasserie and restaurant to create a meeting point for artists and writers including Colette, Michel Simon, Pierre Brasseur and pianist Samson François. The hotel was a success and its panoramic terrace in Montmartre became Parisian high society’s favourite fair-weather rendezvous.

Maurice Hurand

THE PRESENT DAY: RENAISSANCE

In 1994, Jean-Max’s daughter Christine became the hotel’s manager with her husband Jean-Luc Binet. 

In 2014, their son Romain Binet, then in his early twenties, took over the reins of the Terrass'' Hôtel. Renovated again in 2015, the hotel is now a busy, welcoming meeting point for local residents, tourists and Parisians from all walks of life. With his sisters, Emilie Arabyan, Sales and Investments Director, and Marion Laroche, Director of Human Resources, Romain Binet works to safeguard the heritage of this century-old building while ensuring it stays in tune with the times.