23 August 2021 (London, UK): Kimpton St Honore Paris, the first opening in France for IHG Hotelsand Resorts' luxury boutique brand, has officially opened its doors bringing creative flair and heartfelt service to a 1917 ArtNouveaubuilding. The new hotel is located in the Opera district, a stone's throw from Place Vendome, the Paris Opera, Faubourg St Honoreand 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 123stylish guest rooms and 26beautifully designed Suites are inspired by Parisian apartments with balconies, floor to ceiling windows and carefully selected works of art adding a splash of Kimptons bold design and Parisian chic to the hotels 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 brands focus on driving heartfelt human connections, Kimpton St Honor Paris will breathe new life into the capital's social and dining scene.
On the ground floor of the hotel isMontecito Restaurant Bar with interiors by Humbertand 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 Opra Garnier. Sequoia exudes easysophistication 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 hotels Mezzanine Library area, with coffee from Parisian roasters LOMI and tea from KusmiTea. 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 Honor 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 Hotelsand Resorts commented on the opening, "Paris is renowned for its art, design and rich culture which is why its a great location for the newest Kimpton opening, a global flagship. KimptonStHonorParis brings a new luxury offering to Paris defying traditional boundaries with quietconfidence, easy-going eleganceand the light-heartedness ofParisian chic."
Rooms at Kimpton St Honor Paris start from $520 /450 /380 GBP a night.
There are currently 75 Kimpton hotels open globally, with an additional 32 new hotels in the pipeline. Kimpton St Honor 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'sdebutin the country. Coastal luxury and Balinese warmth atKimpton 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.
IHG Rewards members can earn and burn points on a stay at Kimpton St Honor Paris, part of the IHG Hotels Resorts group.
About Kimpton Hotels Restaurants: San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean, Asia and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences centre on its guests, offering inspiring design that evokes curiosity to forward-thinking flavours that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered, so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted, and ridiculously personal. Kimptons employees, empowered to provide heartfelt service and experiences, have built a highly regarded workplace culture that appears consistently on FORTUNE magazines 100 Best Companies to Work For list. As a result, Kimpton has been awarded, Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains by J.D. Power three times. In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the IHG Hotels Resorts family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
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