Heist at Paris bank: Opening of the Salle des Coffres

Heist at Paris bank: Opening of the Salle des Coffres

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The 19th of October saw the opening of the exclusive Salle des Coffres at Paris’s Hotel Banke 5*. We sneaked in among the select guests willing to turn thief for a night.

Click here for photos and stolen moments.


Hotel Director Speech


Jewellery heist

The Hotel Banke 5* has a weakness for diamonds. The building that now houses ethnic and archaeological jewellery collections from Africa, pre-Columbian America and Asia, was once the headquarters of a major French bank. It was the vault that safeguarded the prized jewels and assets of the Paris society of the day.

Upon arriving at the hotel, guests were escorted to venue. The hotel manager, Jerôme Bourdais, and a number of company representatives, welcomed the guests and presented the new room amid great expectancy.


Music group


The Salle des Coffres combines old Paris glamour and modernity. The lighting was specially designed for the occasion and generated an exclusive atmosphere along with live music.

The guests luxuriated in it, enjoying Perrier-Jouët champagne. Nobody failed to notice the presence of Bonnie and Clyde, even though they were incognito, who accompanied the guests all evening.


Bonnie and Clyde Photocall



Uncovering the mystery of the Salle des Coffres

The night went off with all the glamour and elegance of the old-style gangsters and, at last, the long-awaited moment arrived. The guests drew the numbers of safe deposit boxes, some of which contained prizes.




All the guests went home with a gift; a Derby Hotels Collection Brand Book and invitation for a drink or cocktail in the Hotel Banke’s LolaBar.

This pleasant soirée full of mystery and surprise marked the official opening of the Salle des Coffres of Paris’s Hotel Banke 5*.

Now the hotels’ largest function room, holding up to 180 people, the Salle de Coffres has its own separate entrance and lift, making it easily accessible.


Salle des Coffres Entrance


We are sure that French cuisine and Parisian glamour will never lose their appeal. And now you have the perfect excuse to rediscover its charms in our post Seven reasons to visit Paris.

Finally, we would like to mention the collaborating companies and express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for their collaboration and interest in the realization of this event. Many thanks to La maison Lord of Barbès, an exceptional gin present around Gin tonic; to La maison Perrier Jouët for the champagne; to the Musical Association AC2L Label Lyrique for the musical accompaniment; to the Agence Hélium7 in charge of the illumination; to Fleur d’Auteuil for the floral composition and, lastly, to Société Serdeco Monsieur Serfaty for the plants.