In December 2020, Kimpton Hotels opened its first hotel in Mexico, Kimpton Aluna Hotel, which was also the first Tulum hotel from a U.S. hotel chain in the destination’s history. Now, Kimpton has headed to France with Kimpton St Honoré Paris, which is now open as of August 2021.
Kimpton St Honoré Paris is located in the Opera district inside a 1917 Art Nouveau building. Formerly a 1900s “Samaritaine de Luxe” department store, the building has been reimagined and transformed into a sophisticated and casual luxury space by French architect and interior designer Charles Zana. The building’s original staircase and wooden elevator have been restored as standout features of the hotel, according to Kimpton.
With only 123 rooms and 26 suites, the property is quite intimate, and guests will see that the hotel is inspired by Parisian apartments with balconies, floor to ceiling windows and selected works of art that embody the neighborhood and Kimpton’s design. Guests will also find the location convenient, with easy walking access to attractions like Place Vendôme, the Paris Opera, Faubourg St Honoré & the Tuileries Gardens.
The hotel is the first opening in France for IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury boutique brand.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
On the ground floor of the hotel is Montecito Restaurant & Bar with interiors by Humbert & Poyet. The restaurant offers a contemporary take on a relaxed brasserie influenced by the multicultural cuisine of America’s Pacific West Coast, according to Kimpton. Lush greenery and casual-chic colourful plates combine with Californian flair and French indulgence. Signature dishes include French caviar and hand-rolled, house-smoked taquitos, or gourmet truffle mozzarella flat bread.
The hotel’s casual rooftop bar and gardens, Sequoia, is on the 10th floor with sprawling, 360° views over the rooftops of Paris and emblematic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and Opéra Garnier.
Kimpton is known for spearheading social moments in its hotels, and guests will find Morning Kickstart in the hotel’s Mezzanine area with coffee from Parisian roasters LOMI and tea from Kusmi Tea. In the same space, the signature Kimpton Social Hour is held daily at 5pm providing guests complimentary drinks and the opportunity to socialize and be merry.
Unlike most boutique hotels in Paris, Kipmton St Honore Paris has an indoor heated swimming pool, which is one of the best perks for guests staying in Paris. Guests can also expect a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a spa run by French brand CODAGE.
As with all Kimpton hotels, bikes are available for guests to explore the city. Kimpton St Honoré Paris partnered with a local, family-owned specialist bicycle shop, La Roue Libre. While Americans traveling to Paris with their dog isn’t common, the hotel is pet friendly. It 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.
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