The only chateau-hotel in Paris has hit the headlines for its fabulously eccentric interiors by designer Bambi Sloan. (Our first-hand review appeared in the June 2011 issue of Luxury Travel Advisor.) Located in the 16th arrondissement, the Saint James Paris has a spa by Gemology, plus a restaurant and bar overlooking the inviting garden terrace. The latest news: The luxury hotel has recently unveiled two private bungalows, each connected to the hotel by a secret underground passage. Encompassing more than 80 square meters on three levels, each pavilion was designed to resemble a real home with a kitchen, living room, and bedroom.
The Pavillon d’Amour has its very own spa with a hammam and enormous four-poster bathtub. Spa therapists from the hotel’s spa can provide Gemology treatments in this private spa. Movie lovers will want to book the Pavillon Belles Feuilles, which comes with a home cinema room stocked with a selection of classic and contemporary films shot in Paris.
A member of Relais & Chateaux, the Saint James Paris is situated at 43 Avenue Bugeaud in the 16th arrondissement. For more information, visit www.saint-james-paris.com or the hotel’s blog at http://blog.saint-james-paris.com/en.