Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Kimpton St Honoré Paris, the first opening in France for IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury boutique brand, has officially opened its doors bringing creative flair and heartfelt service to a 1917 Art Nouveau building. The new hotel is located in the Opera district, a stone’s throw from Place Vendôme, the Paris Opera, Faubourg St Honoré & the Tuileries Gardens.
The former 1900s “Samaritaine de Luxe” department store has been thoughtfully transformed into a sophisticated, easy-going luxury space by French architect and interior designer Charles Zana. Influenced by the 1930s Art Deco scene, the 123 stylish guest rooms and 26 beautifully designed Suites are inspired by Parisian apartments with balconies, floor to ceiling windows and carefully selected works of art adding a splash of Kimpton’s bold design and Parisian chic to the hotel’s interiors. The building’s striking original staircase and wooden elevator have been restored as standout features of the hotel.
Thanks to Kimpton’s innovative approach to restaurants and bars, and the brand’s focus on driving heartfelt human connections, Kimpton St Honoré Paris will breathe new life into the capital’s social and dining scene.
On the ground floor of the hotel is Montecito Restaurant & Bar with interiors by Humbert & Poyet, impeccably friendly service and a light-filled interior patio. Montecito offers a contemporary take on a relaxed brasserie influenced by the multicultural cuisine of America’s Pacific West Coast. Lush greenery and casual-chic colourful plates made with locally sourced ingredients combine Californian flair and French indulgence. Signature dishes include fish tacos, crunchy langoustine tostada, beef asada, cobb salad or gourmet truffle pizzetta. For breakfast or brunch, Acai Bowls and pancakes are best enjoyed along expertly brewed coffee.
The hotel’s casual luxury 10th floor rooftop bar and garden, Sequoia, designed by Charles Zana, offers 360° views over the rooftops of Paris and its emblematic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and Opéra Garnier. Sequoia exudes easy sophistication and relaxed chic in a spot where guests can experience a hand-picked menu of wine and champagne or choose from the signature Mai Tai cocktail.
Guests can enjoy Kimpton’s signature non-standard perks such as the Kimpton Morning Kickstart, enjoyed in the hotel’s Mezzanine Library area, with coffee from Parisian roasters LOMI and tea from Kusmi Tea. In the same space, the much-loved Kimpton Social Hour is held daily at 5pm providing guests an opportunity to connect with others over complimentary drinks.
To indulge in a moment of relaxation and wellness, the hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and a spa run by French brand CODAGE which includes two beautifully appointed treatment rooms.
As with all Kimpton hotels, there are bikes available for guests to borrow to explore the city and Kimpton St Honoré Paris has partnered with a local, family-owned specialist bicycle shop, La Roue Libre, moments away from the hotel. The hotel has also partnered with luxury dog treat company Bonne & Filou to provide all four-legged guests with Dog Macarons upon arrival, nodding to Kimpton’s renowned pet-friendly policy at all its hotels worldwide.
Christophe Laure, Area General Manager, IHG Hotels & Resorts commented on the opening, “Paris is renowned for its art, design and rich culture which is why it’s a great location for the newest Kimpton opening, a global flagship. Kimpton St Honoré Paris brings a new luxury offering to Paris – defying traditional boundaries with quiet confidence, easy-going elegance and the light-heartedness of Parisian chic.”
Rooms at Kimpton St Honoré Paris start from $520 /450€/£380 GBP a night – kimptonsthonoreparis.com
There are currently 75 Kimpton hotels open globally, with an additional 32 new hotels in the pipeline. Kimpton St Honoré Paris joins a portfolio of six other hotels across Europe including Kimpton Vividora Hotel in Barcelona, Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam and four Kimpton hotels in the UK. After openings in Tokyo and Bangkok last year, Kimpton Koh Samui, the second Kimpton hotel in Thailand, will open in 2021 following the brand’s debut in the country. Coastal luxury and Balinese warmth at Kimpton Naranta Bali, alongside the region’s Nusa Dua beach, will follow shortly after. Kimpton will also debut in Australia later this year with the opening of Kimpton Sydney.
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