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Worldwide Hospitality Awards

Thursday 09 November 2023 à 18:00

Finaliste - Iconic Asset

Kimpton St Honoré Paris

Campaign - Kimpton St Honoré Paris, An architectural gem in the heart of Paris

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In the centre of Paris, the stylish Kimpton St Honoré Paris brings back to life the heritage building of the former “Samaritaine de Luxe”.



Kimpton St Honoré Paris, a luxury lifestyle hotel by IHG, brings creative flair to its 1917 Art Nouveau façade. Located right into epicentre of effervescent Parisian life, it stands out as the first hotel of the Kimpton Hotels® & Restaurants brand in France. Kimpton brand focuses on making every moment one of luxurious relaxation without the usual fuss one can find in high end hotels. Conviviality and friendliness are the hallmarks of the brand, and each hotel places heartfelt connection at the heart of its philosophy.

The building chosen to settle this first Kimpton property in France is a place filled with history, as it used to be the former Samaritaine de Luxe between 1917 and 1986, previously acquired by the Cognacq-Jay family. Between the 70’s and the 80’s the former department store turned into offices and its Art nouveau elements such as its facade, distinctive staircase and historical elevators are registered in the inventory of Historic Monuments.

The transformation of this heritage building into a luxury 5-star hotel is the result of a 5-year reflexion during which the owner AXA IM Alts, in partnership with Vinci Immobilier, considered solutions to enhance the value of the property and chose to build a top-of-the-range hotel in one of the most touristic business districts of Paris.

During the rehabilitation, the historical legacy was well preserved and protected during the building transformation into a 5-star hotel. The landmark Art-nouveau facade, historical staircase and elevators perfectly fit with the new Art-déco decor and the life of the hotel. It was a huge to link three disparate buildings of offices and apartments while protecting the landmarks elements of the historical building. 

Today, Kimpton St Honoré Paris features 149 stylish guestrooms designed by the French architect Charles Zana, who made each one of them unique. All glowing, spacious and decorated with dedication, these accommodations mirror the style of a Parisian apartment. Kimpton St Honoré Paris aims to be a place where travellers and locals can meet up and make connections. The locals particularly appreciate its vibrant restaurant and bars: Montecito, a sophisticated contemporary brasserie designed by Humbert & Poyet and inspired by the multi influence cuisine of American west coast – Sequoia, a rooftop bar located at the 10th floor of the hotel and offering unparalleled views over Paris’ top landmarks such as the Opéra Garnier.

In the basement, the Spa Codage Paris features a swimming pool, two treatments rooms and a fully equipped gym and offers tailor-made treatments. The hotel also offers a wide range of options to organize events from its 5 creative rooms to the Studio ballroom accommodating up to 350 guests. 


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