Kimpton St Honoré Paris opens in Art Nouveau heritage building
In a beautiful 1917 Art Nouveau building, a new boutique hotel Kimpton St Honoré Paris has now opened. You know Vintage Travel Kat loves an historic beauty that has been lovingly given a new lease of life.
The hotel is situated in a fabulous location in the Opera district of Paris, nearby to Place Vendôme, the Paris Opera, Faubourg St Honoré and the Tuileries Gardens.
In the early 1900s, the building was home of the Samaritaine de Luxe department store. The property has been thoughtfully transformed by French architect and interior designer Charles Zana. A 1930s Art Deco aesthetic is present throughout the hotel’s 123 rooms and 26 suites. The gorgeous original staircase of the building and wooden elevator have both been restored and serve as standout design features of the hotel.
On the hotel’s ground floor is Montecito Restaurant & Bar, designed by Humbert & Poyet as a contemporary interpretation on a relaxed brasserie.
On level 10, the rooftop bar and garden Sequoia has also been designed by Charles Zana. Guests can enjoy 360 degree views over Parisian rooftops and iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Opéra Garnier.
Dogs will also have the chance to enjoy the deco-inspired interiors, receiving ‘Dog Macarons’ upon arrival, in keeping with Kimpton’s pet-friendly hotel policy.
Kimpton Hotels, which was founded in San Francisco, sits within the IHG Hotels & Resorts portfolio. This hotel marks the first Kimpton hotel in France.
Kimpton is also scheduled to open the doors to its first Australian property this year, opening Kimpton Sydney in the former Primus Hotel Sydney. This building is likewise an historic gem: a 1930s Art Deco building that was once the headquarters of The Sydney Water Board.
I had the pleasure of a behind-the-scenes tour of this Sydney site a few years ago, just before Primus hotel opened. I look forward to seeing the new design touches that Kimpton will bring, staying true to the building’s deco origins.