Kimpton St Honore 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 Vendome, the Paris Opera, Faubourg St Honore & 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.
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.
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 Opera 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.
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.”