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IHG announces the opening of Kimpton St Honoré Paris

IHG has announced the opening of Kimpton St Honoré Paris, the first opening in France for IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury boutique brand.

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.

Standard Guest Room. Photo: IHG

On the ground floor of the hotel is Montecito Restaurant & Bar with interiors by Humbert & Poyet, ‘impeccable’ 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 with brewed coffee.

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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 5 pm.

Kimpton St Honoré Paris has an indoor heated swimming pool, a 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, said:

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.

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.

Rooms at Kimpton St Honoré Paris start from $520 /450€/£380 GBP per night.

Meanwhile, IHG recently announced the signing of the first-voco hotel in South Korea, Regent Kyoto, Atwell Suites Austin Airport, Holiday Inn & Suites Ballarat, four Indigo-branded hotels in Egypt, Holiday Inn Resort Szklarska Poreba, dual branded voco and Holiday Inn hotel in Chicago, voco The Palm in Dubai, Holiday Inn Halong Bay, Vietnam, Intercontinental Riyadh King Fahed Road, Intercontinental Resort Amma, Canj – Montenegro, three hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jalandhar. IHG’s voco-brand has also opened its first hotel in Netherlands. The company has opened its first Intercontinental-branded hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City, Holiday Inn Goa Candolim, voco St. Augustine – Historic Area, Australia’s first next-generation Holiday Inn in Melbourne’s West and Holiday Inn Dublin Airport.

Featured image by IHG

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