Hotel Montalembert, Paris, France
Posted on March 28 2017
One of Paris' most iconic boutique hotels. I discover the designs of the recently renovated Montalembert hotel after celebrating their ninetieth anniversary.
Hotel Montalembert, a French landmark in the historic Saint Germain des Pres neighbourhood, has recently completed a light renovation to celebrate its ninetieth anniversary. Already the go-to luxury destination, the hotel called upon interior designers Pascal Allaman and Géraldine Prieur to redesign and enhance the interior spaces, whilst preserving the original charm and character of this magnificent building. Allaman was responsible for the restaurant, bar, rooms and suites, whilst Prieur transformed the entrance and lobby spaces.
Guests are treated to a visual feast of contemporary luxury design from the moment of arrival. Pristine polished marble floors are softened by plush abstract rugs, designating areas to relax and unwind. Within the reception, dark walls have been used to enhance the vibrant colour palette of blues and yellows. A brass trim surrounding the doors and windows also adds an essence of luxury, a reference back to the building's original Haussmann style.
The restaurant and bar areas continue the colour palette of vivid blues and yellows, used on select upholstery, accessories and rugs. The introduction of rich red ebony wood with strong grain and white Carrara marble establish a unique identity that remains in keeping with the hotel's contemporary style. Large marble artworks, framed in brass hang against the wooden feature wall, echoing the design of the bar itself and further connecting the restaurant to the 'library' lounge area.
With forty guest rooms and ten suites, Monalembert claims to be the original source and definition of the boutique hotel. The rooms are divided into Deluxe and Superior categories whilst the suites are split into 'Junior' and 'Suite' variations. Each space encapsulates a chic and cosy atmosphere. Ebony wood, Carrara marble and Bisazza’s pixelated mosaic tiles form the main feature materials used within the rooms. Silk curtains by Pierre Frey and Hermés’ add that extra touch of luxury whilst personal and homely accessories add character and charm, creating an elegant home away from home.
If there is one space that defines the hotel, it has to be the extremely impressive bathrooms. Clad in soft muted tones of grey, brown and cream, the eye is immediately drawn to the woodwork and ceiling panelling, highlighting focal points in the room. With large spacious baths, marble sinks and the finest in toiletries to help guests relax and unwind, this is a part of the Montalembert that I know guests will enjoy the most
For further details on the hotel, its services and room availability, click to view the official Hotel Montalembert website.