Hôtel Montalembert France
3, rue Montalembert
B Signature Hotel & Resorts
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Laurence Guinebretière is the General Manager of the Hotel Montalembert & Hotel Bel-Ami. Her words? Work, passion, discretion…
5 star Luxury – Preferred Affiliation
B Signature H&R is a young , dynamic and enthusiastic hotel group. We are guided by a vision of luxury and perfection that is both relaxed and demanding.
History & Story
It is one of the most charming hotels in Paris. In perfect agreement with the small palace trend which, in the past several years, has conquered the hearts of the great travelers. Meeting spot for the world of fashion and of the arts, the Hotel Montalembert has been a pioneer of the “boutique hotels” movement. Ideally located in the heart of the Left Bank, a short 5 minutes walk from the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, this establishment of 50 rooms, including 10 suites, turns its facade of golden stones toward the “rue du Bac,” the antique shops and the art galleries. The Montalembert, built in 1926, lived through the great moments of the interwar period, through the celebrations of the 50s Saint-Germain quarter and through so many prosperous and resplendent times that a guest book would never suffice to mention all these bygone moments, that together form the heart of an establishment. If the foundations could tell their tale, they would without a doubt speak of the joyful dinners, amorous meetings, the intimate confessions, the lively discussions… everything that is the soul of a palace and explains its success with the public during all these years.
For its ninetieth birthday, the Montalembert has treated itself to a complete renovation. It was not the first, but this one draws from the wishes of the owner, Anne Jousse, to “reawaken” her house. And because the Hotel Montalembert made the headlines by being the first « Boutique Hotel” in Paris, twenty-five years ago, it felt natural to recreate an event of similar proportions, without limiting themselves to a simple concept. “This hotel is ingrained in its neighborhood,”
explains Anne Jousse. “It is the hotel of writers and artists. So we wanted to preserve this spirit, particularly for the restaurant whose costumers are primarily local regulars.” It is to the architect-decorator Pascal Allaman that the owner has entrusted the care to carry out an operation which, from the original project (to renovate the Restaurant) has now extended to the whole of the establishment. The decoration of the lobby and the design of the carpets have been entrusted to Géraldine Prieur, an interior architect.
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Main Strengths, Special Touch
The Montalembert both reflects and shapes the character of this quintessentially Parisian district. Its understated luxury and cosy intimacy bring to mind the French nobility who made this area their home. The rooms are also equipped with the latest technology: Airplay system to stream music from your IPhone on the acoustic speakers, free very high speed WiFi.
Ideally located in the heart of the Left Bank, a short 5 minute walk from the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, this establishmentof 50 rooms, including 10 suites, turns its facade of golden stones toward the “rue du
Bac,” the antique shops and the art galleries.
Key sites/activities in the area
The Louvre museum, The Orsay Museum, The Invalides, The Eiffel Tower, The Rodin Museum, The Grand Palais, The Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, The Saint-Sulpice church, The Bon Marché, the antique shop galleries and art galleries…
Animal friendly with the VID (Very important Dog) some special dog treats.
Children friendly (children special if any – age restriction or adults only property)? Children friendly with special connecting room and suites perfectly adapted for families. They all receive a VIK (Very Important Key amenities) including the Montalem’bear”
Number of suites: 10
• 4 Junior Suite Executive (Pascal Allaman Style)
• 3 Suite (Christian Liaigre Style)
• 2 Suite Executive (Pascal Allaman Style)
• 1 Signature Suite designed by Mrs Anne Jousse.
Number of Luxury rooms: 24
• 14 Deluxe Rooms Executive (Pascal Allaman Style)
• 10 Deluxe Rooms (Christian Liaigre Style)
Number of rooms (keys) in all: 50
Restaurants & Bars
At the helm of the Hotel Montalembert kitchen for 9 years, David Maroleau focuses on the quality of his products and the lightness of his dishes to meet his clients’ evolving expectations. The menu therefore offers low calorie dishes, acidulous compositions showcasing organic products. A spelt enthusiast, labeling it “the purest seed in existence,” the young Chef often looks for inspiration in Asia. His king prawn tartare seared Thai style with Koshihikari rice and citronella dashi stock is already a must-have from his new menu. Customers love the iodinated flavors and the inventiveness of this Chef who only has one credo: to charm through surprise.
The Montalembert has chosen the “Carita Houses of Beauty” to provide their guests with an indulgent and innovative spa experience.Their treatment options are a luxurious invitation to relaxation and solace: esthetic, massages,facials… the choice is endless. The sport enthusiasts will have full access to the fitness room and the Carita Spa of our nearby sister hotel – The Bel Ami – located only several minutes walk from the Montalembert Hotel. The hotel’s full service concierge will organize all appointments for both the spa and fitness center. This tailored service stays true to the spirit of our establishment and our staff: transform a simple stay into a pure moment of bliss.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• The conference areas: The famous “Salon Gallimard” (a reference to the neighboring publishing house), intended to shelter conversations, enjoys a large bay window open onto a small bright patio. May be private until 10 people for lunches, dinners, interviews…
• Fireplace-Library Area: semi-private. This small den like space is ideally located between the restaurant and the patio and has always been a favorite spot for the local writers and the regular clients of the Montalembert. With its fireplace and library, it offers a small piece of tranquility in a hushed toned ambience. The warmth of a pleasant wood fire merges with the light from the patio to create a cozy and reassuring atmosphere. In order to compose a more remarkable lounge space, Pascal Allaman has brought a touch of vivid colors which hints at the color schemes he used to compose the rooms.
• « Salon Le Correspondant » for meetings of up to 20 people.
Extra Notable Features
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