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Two new Paris hotel redemptions: Canopy Trocadero (Hilton) and Kimpton St Honore (IHG)

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If you can’t wait to get back to Paris as soon as restrictions allow, here are two interesting new hotel options which are bookable on points.

Canopy Trocadero

Most of you will be unfamiliar with Hilton’s Canopy brand, although it is coming to the wastelands of Aldgate in a few weeks.

When I visited Hilton’s US HQ a couple of years ago, I visited the prototype in Washington DC, which is in a lovely spot on the shore of the Potomac river.

What is Canopy by Hilton?

It is positioned, in my mind, at a wealthier younger audience – someone that likes the vibe of a Moxy, say, but can afford something better. Room rates are planned to exceed typical ‘upper upscale’ brands in the same market.

There is a ‘brand standard’ of making bikes available for guest use, as well as lockers so that luggage can be stored after check-out. A focus on local food and drink providers, served in a casual environment, is also guaranteed. Breakfast is free and can be delivered to your room if you wish. Filtered water is provided in all rooms. Welcome gifts are provided. You are likely to see splashes of orange, the brand colour, everywhere. The hotels are designed to fit into specific city neighbourhoods and are expected to become part of the local community.

A recent Canopy opening in Dubai was a conversion from another brand, so Hilton is clearly already diluting the formula somewhat, but I liked what I saw in Washington.

If a weekend break in Aldgate doesn’t do it for you – and you will have to wait until September for that – the 123-room Canopy Trocadero is open in Paris. Here is the website. It is 10 minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees and has a rooftop bar overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

As you can see from the two photos above, it looks impressive.

For points, it caps at 80,000 Hilton Honors points per night but may be less out of season. This is what I would have expected given the room rates of almost €300 in September and is in line with my Hilton Honors valuation of 0.33p per point.

The Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocodero website is here.

A second Canopy is due to open in Bordeaux later this year.

Kimpton St Honore Paris room

Kimpton St Honore

In the IHG corner is Kimpton St Honore, above.

This is a new hotel, situated very close to InterContinental Le Grand and so ideal for the major department stores and walkable, downhill, from the Eurostar terminal.

To quote:

“Moments away from Opera, Kimpton St Honoré Paris brings creative flair to its 1917 Art Déco facade. Its 149 stylish guest rooms and suites are designed by Charles Zana, inspired by minimalist Art Nouveau aesthetics and a light-hearted sense of Parisian chic. Kimpton St Honoré Paris encourages encounters between travellers and habitués thanks to its healthy, California-inspired patio restaurant, a cutting-edge spa complete with interior swimming pool and, cerise sur le gâteau, the unrivalled 360-degree views of its rooftop bar & garden.”

Back in January, when we first wrote about this, you could pre-book Kimpton St Honore for just 40,000 IHG Rewards points per night. It now around 60,000 points per night for July / August, or €350-ish for cash. The hotel was originally asking €700 per night back in January so realism has clearly set in.

The Kimpton Paris St Honore website is here.

We will do our best to take a look at both of these hotels later in the year.


Hotel offers update – September 2021:

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Want to buy hotel points? There are currently special offers running with Marriott Bonvoy (‘mystery’ 45% or 50% bonus to 25th September), Hilton Honors (100% bonus to 30th September), IHG Rewards (‘mystery’ bonus, usually 100%, to 8th October) and World of Hyatt (30% bonus to 31st October).

Comments (18)

  • Anna says:

    Hasn’t France just announced that anyone entering from the UK will have to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days?!

    • Harry T says:

      It won’t last.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      But government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said at a news conference on Wednesday that France would now “put in place obligatory isolation” for people coming from the UK.

      The isolation will need to last seven days, Clement Beaune, France’s junior minister for European Affairs, said on Twitter, adding visitors would also need to present a COVID-19 test carried out less than 48 hours before departure.

      • ankomonkey says:

        Slightly OT: How does one pronounce ‘Beaune’? Is it ‘Bone’?

      • Ash says:

        very strong rules for us

        • Anna says:

          Says more about the French vaccine uptake though, really.

          • Lady London says:

            Yes they’re just buying a bit more time to get more vaccinated +2 weeks. Their vaccine program is going like a train now and they’re down to 20% vaccine sceptics. They’ve opened vaccines to all over-18’s and have a very efficient app for finding spare doses to book 1 day ahead. Lots of students are using this to get vaccinated right now.

            Germany seems to be lagging a bit due logistics difficulties.

  • Harry T says:

    New Kimpton St Honore looks lovely. I booked a couple of weekends later this summer when one of the commenters (?meta) helpfully pointed out it was selling for 40k a night.

    • meta says:

      Yes, it was me. Most European Kimptons and ICs were going for a flat rate of 40k points including St. Honoré and Le Grand.

      • Harry T says:

        I owe you a beverage or two at the next HFP party (although it’ll probably be in London on a random Tuesday 😊)

  • mark2 says:

    Leaving my cases in a locker does not sound ‘upscale’ to me but then I am not ‘younger’. I expect the bell staff to keep my luggage after I check out and put it in the taxi when I leave.

    • Lady London says:

      +1 I noticed that. Brand dissonance. For 700 Euros that they wanted? Really? Not in Paris.

  • Chris Heyes says:

    OOOooo It looks a good one to visit to me but its not on my radar unfortunatly I’ve been to France 7/8 times 3/4 of them Paris itself.
    So unfortunatly with regret wont be visiting again.
    The only regular place we visit is Sorrento once every 2 years alternating between September/May even then our 3 week trip only consists of 7/10 days at Sorrento itself (special price)

  • Michael C says:

    Hilton actually used to have a high-end hotel out this way: what is now the Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe.
    Fabulous lounge with handmade chocs each evening!

  • Stephen says:

    I have few nights booked at the Kimpton (points/credit card free night) for late July. Whether it happens – anyone’s guess!

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