April 13th, 2012 @ Byron
Saint James Hotel Paris
Situated close to Paris landmarks such as Champs Elysees and Eiffel Tower, Saint James Hotel Paris redefines luxury and grandeur in this elegant chateau-style building. Surrounded by its private gardens, the upscale hotel-residence guarantees customized service to each guest, promising an unforgettable stay. The exclusive hotel extends just 48 spacious rooms and suites, each inspired by great personalities such as Madeleine Castaing, René Magritte or Elizabeth of Austria. Amenities offered to guests include stylish library bar, cozy gourmet restaurant, intimate garden terrace, spa offering Gemology treatments, exercise room and exquisitely-decorated private rooms for get together. The original chateau has been redesigned by French-American designer Bambi Sloan mixing imperial elegance with vibrant colors to give modern travelers a dream home for their Paris vacation. Paris’ only chateau-hotel is stately and majestic without being staid and boring, typical of buildings of the period. Best Hotels in Paris
Features and Amenities
When guests arrive here for the first-time, they are bowled over by the chateau-style building right in the heart of Paris. Built in 1892 on the city’s first airfield for hot air balloons, the mansion was used to host the most talented French students by Thiers Foundation for nearly a century. After a complete makeover at the hands of Bambi Sloan, the unique Paris hotel sports an eclectic décor in which panther-print velvet armchairs and Napoleon III canapé share space with reworked chairs from Parisian flea market.
Sloan stamp of extravagance is evident all over the hotel, uplifting the mood of occupants with décor tinged with humor and joie de vivre. The history of the original mansion is not completely lost in this transformation; wallpapers display hot air balloons that used to be part of the chateau’s history. The lights flanking the path to the hotel spa are shaped like balloons and balloon-like arbors dot its landscaped garden.
Saint James Hotel Paris boasts of 48 sprawling rooms and suites offering lovely views of the garden or fountain. With diverse shades of wall papers and designer furniture, each guestroom is made unique. Intimate and exclusive with fewer guestrooms, the hotel resembles upscale apartments with luxurious furnishings. The top floor suites even have private patios. Modern amenities provided in guestrooms include air-conditioning, satellite TV, internet access, iHome station, music/movies on demand, private bar, personal safe, personalized voicemail and Annick Goutal amenities.
Boudoir Room offers 25-30sqm of space, while Superior Room has 32-38sqm and Deluxe Room has 40-45sqm. Junior Suite at Saint James Hotel Paris comes with separate lounge on one or two levels. While Junior Suites measure 48 to 55sqm, suites have more space at 58 to 80sqm.
Pavilions are two free-standing houses on three levels offering 70sqm of luxurious space. The Love Pavilion is just perfect for romantic getaways, with a bedroom, lounge and a private spa for two featuring double tub, steam room and two massage tables. The Belles-Feuilles Pavilion is for families with two children. It has a bedroom with private bath for parents, sofa-bed for kids, main lounge and kitchenette. It also has a gaming lounge with screen, projector, surround system, DVD library and games console.
Former private dining room of the Thiers Foundation, the Restaurant serves the gourmet cuisine created by Chef Cyrille Robert. Chic yet cozy, the Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. The grand library-bar displays 120,000 books along its wood-paneled walls and stands testimony to the fact that it used to be the library of Thiers Foundation. Magnificent and elegant, the library serves as a perfect setting to relax with the drink of your choice. In addition to the Restaurant, the hotel presents an intimate dining venue at its 300sqm terrace. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch and private events, the Terrace lets diners enjoy the hotel’s private garden with its greenhouse and air-balloons.
The French brand Gemology opened its first hotel spa at Saint James Hotel Paris. Offering treatment rooms as well as two large steam rooms, Spa Gemology extends exceptional treatments that derive benefit from the oligo-elements of gems. Among the treatments available are facials, body treatments and massages, including the unique Saint James Gemology massage, the first fully mineral massage. The Exercise Room is as elegant and grand as a fencing room with chandeliers and Versailles parquet. It offers the latest fitness and body-building equipment.
Saint James Hotel Paris is home to the ultra-exclusive Saint James Club; its members benefitting from several special privileges. The hotel is affiliated to Relais & Châteaux, an association looked upon as a benchmark of excellence in hospitality and gourmet scene. With emphasis on special experiences to allow guests discover the art of enjoyment, Relais & Châteaux has redefined the standard of luxury hospitality in its member hotels and restaurants around the world.
Saint James Hotel Paris presents private rooms with splendid décor to host private parties and meetings. Available area ranging from 20 to 54 square meters, these lovely rooms can seat up to 25 persons or accommodate up to 50 for cocktail events. The hotel room rate includes daily breakfast served in the restaurant or in room, three-course candlelit dinner for two excluding drinks, a bottle of champagne and a full day rental of a convertible two-seater Smart car (insurance included).
Saint James Hotel Paris enjoys the rare distinction of being the only chateau-hotel in the heart of Paris. Just steps away from Champs-Elysees, it cannot get better than this for Paris visitors. With Paris city center, heliport and various Metro stations such as Rue de la Pompe, Porte Dauphine and Victor Hugo with easy reach, hotel guests are assured of a great time in the city minus its infamous traffic hassles. Paris attractions nearby include the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Bois de Boulogne, Palais de Chaillot and a host of world-famous museums like the Museum of Modern Art, Guimet Museum, Marmottan-Monet Museum and Galliera Museum. A stone’s throw away from Avenue Foch and boutiques of Avenue Victor Hugo, the hotel is ideal for those with meetings scheduled in locations such as Rue Spontini, Rue de Longchamp, Avenue Kléber, Place de Mexico and Avenue d’léna. The business districts of La Défense, Levallois-Perret and Neuilly-sur-Seine are a short drive away.