The Saint James
James & Chateau
The Saint James: perfectly situated near the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue Victor Hugo stands the only château-hotel in all of Paris, surrounded by lush & beautiful 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. Every tiny detail of Bambi Sloan’s eccentric yet elegant interior design attracts the eye. Here, classicism, elegance and downright daring live side by side.
The Saint James is the only hotel in the City of Light with official chateau status. This small & intimate hotel has 48 guestrooms, but since it’s also a private club, it has an impressive array of facilities including a Guerlain spa and a restaurant helmed by a Michelin-starred chef.
This amazing chateau was once a study room for the boarding students of the Fondation Thiers, the library-bar is now the perfect place for a quiet chat. The boudoir-style spa offers exclusive treatments formulated by the prestigious Maison Guerlain. All presented under the Relais & Châteaux umbrella in a striking chateau property in the 16th arrondissement.
The modern updates to the interiors haven’t forsaken the hotel’s history. The wallpaper depicts the hot air balloons that used to take flight from the chateau’s park, and the whimsical lights leading to the spa are shaped like balloons. New landscaping has added balloon-like arbors to the garden. Also a perfect spot for a summer meal.
In the kitchen, the Chef Jean-Luc Rocha, Best Craftsman of France (M.O.F.) wants you to discover his exquisite creations. The striking former Thiers Foundation library now hosts the best head bartender! And this is this place where amazing cocktails are a crowd-favourite. Thus intellectual exploits and deep conversations still abound there.
The Saint James’s majestic neoclassical façade can be deceiving. Step inside, and you’re now surrounded by the elegant madness of Bambi Sloan.
As a result that your visit will veel like in a dream! Because of the 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”, soars 14 metres overhead.
Rooms & Suites
All rooms & suites are unique, with witty details to make each memorable: bowler-hat lampshades and tweed accents, chairs sporting pointe ballet shoes, grand pianos & indoor-outdoor feel terraces.
The Spa & the gym
Here, 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 beauty coaches combine their expertise with leading Guerlain products to offer experiences beyond the norm: Orchidée Impériale, Abeille Royale or Dédicace Guerlain: the Saint James Paris’ signature treatment. The list of treatments on offer caters to both women and men. With the elegance of a fencing studio, with its Versailles parquet and chandeliers. Furthermore the exercise room places both weight training and cardio machines at your disposal.
A coach can be assigned to provide you with personalised training advice.
The Saint James is in a quartier known for its concentration of museums, so take your pick. Gape at Monet’s waterlilies, sans the crowds, at the little-known Musée Marmottan, or get your fix of elegant Asian art at the Guimet. Also nearby is the Louis Vuitton Foundation housed in a striking building designed by Frank Gehry in the the Bois de Boulogne. Especially for gourmet tacos and killer cocktails (served in a hidden, speakeasy-style bar), head to Candelaria, a hot spot in the upper Marais. Burn off your croissant intake with a jog through the nearby Bois de Boulogne, the largest park in Paris. Classic Parisian sights are a short metro ride away, including the Champs-Elysées. While you peruse the shops, make sure you stop at a Ladurée tearoom for a taste of the legendary macarons.“
The Saint James Paris is much more than an exclusive luxury hotel – it’s an experience. “
Saint James Paris
43 Avenue Bugeaud