Saint James Paris
Near the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue Victor Hugo stands the only château-hotel in all of Paris, surrounded by lush grounds. This splendid Napoleon III style residence has been redecorated in the spirit of an extravagant family home with a great deal of imagination by Bambi Sloan.
The Saint James’s majestic neoclassical façade can be deceiving, surrounded by the elegant madness of Bambi Sloan. This unimaginable mix of styles turns temporal and spatial markers on their heads. Here, the Second Empire meets virtually every other decorative period, with inspiration coming from everywhere, while its crowning glory, “Chandelier Chaos”.
Behind each of the identical glossy red doors, lies a unique decor. Adorned with ancient drawings and wigs, enveloped in pink tapestries or a tribute to the surrounding monuments under the sly of Paris.
Like a story of its own staged by Bambi Sloan, each Superior room references a specific character. The Last Queen of Scotland offers a savvy blend of tartan plaid and panther spots while the Small Gray pays a tribute to the tin roofs of Paris.
Deluxe room is a story staged by Bambi Sloan. Sometimes White, sometimes Madeleine Castaing, or Impress Sissi, there is an ideal room for each guest.
With each suite, decorated like a guest room in a home, Bambi Sloan tells a new story. The John Steed room has a real bowler-hat-and-leather-boots feel, thanks to the use of flannel and other English fabrics, while the the white and blue Oriental proudly displays its Asian porcelain collection. Equipped with all modern technology iHome station, music and movies on demand.
Decorated like a guest room in a home, each suite is a story staged by Bambi Sloan. Allusions and nods – with a bit of humour to boot – make each room a little theatre unto itself: on two-stories with a lounge dressed in tweed and corduroy and a bedroom evoking music, one level with vaulted ceilings, or on the top-floor with a winter garden under the sly of Paris. Private bar, air-conditioning, safe, iHome station, music and movies on demand, Guerlain bathroom amenities, complimentary water, complimentary Nespresso.
Each Prestige Suite is a tribute to a character and his or her world. Royalty suites on the first and second floor overlooking the air-balloons in the garden, top-floor Music Suite with its baby-grand piano and a conservatory under a glass-roof, each of them invites guests to escape and live a dream in the heart of Paris.
An independent 3-story villa to call home for a romantic escape. The Love Pavilion offers a lounge, double bedroom and a private spa with Turkish bath, hot-tub for two and two massage tables to enjoy exclusive Guerlain treatments. Private bar & kitchenette, air-conditioning, safe, iHome station, music and movies on demand, Guerlain bathroom amenities, complimentary water, complimentary Nespresso.
Behind the gates, the Belles-Feuilles Pavilion welcomes for a truly Parisian experience. Lounge, work space, double room with en-suite bathroom and gaming lounge with sofa-bed and en-suite shower room. Private bar & kitchenette, equipped with modern technology iHome station, music and movies on demand, Guerlain bathroom amenities, complimentary water, complimentary Nespresso.
Michelin-starred chef Virginie Basselot invites guests to enjoy chef’s creations, alongside sommelier Micaël Morais.
The 300-square metre terrace offers its own set of surprises. To honour the site where Paris’ hot-air balloons once gathered and launched, three balloon-shaped pergolas adorn the garden, amid botanical-themed garden furniture in painted metal.
Cosy elegance of the bar – library at Saint James Paris contains 12,000 volumes and an atmosphere of intellect and peace.
THE GUERLAIN SPA
At Saint James Hotel, Bambi Sloan has created an extraordinary setting by artfully blending East and West. It houses two treatment rooms, designed as cosy boudoirs, and two Turkish baths.
The Saint James Paris’ private meeting rooms provide a unique venue for seminars, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, meetings or cocktail parties. It’s often said that surroundings create success.
The Billard Room is 49 square metres and is designed with a skylight to let in natural light. It comfortably seats 18 people around a U-shaped table and can host up to 30 people for cocktail parties.
The Club Room is 54 square metres and has three large windows that open out onto the garden. It can comfortably seat 26 people around a U-shaped table and can host 40 for dinner, or up to 45 for buffet-style cocktail parties.