The fashion pack’s preferred boutique Paris stay, the conveniently located Hôtel Thérèse within the 1st arrondissement, has a new sibling in dual hotels Adèle & Jules, located in a quiet passageway in the city’s 9th district.
Designed by architect Artefak – Bastie & Behzadi, with contemporary interiors by Stéphane Poux, the family-run property is split between two mirrored buildings, each possessing their own breakfast room, honesty bar and 30 rooms.
‘When we bought the property it hadn’t been renovated for 40 years,’ explains director Nicolas de Lattre. ‘I could barely fit into the elevator!’ Suffice to say, the matching six-floor properties have taken 15 months to completely refurb and also accommodate a meeting room and gym.
Conceived to feel like an intimate pied-à-terre, each floor follows a different colour theme with the rooms themselves awash with exotic ikats, flecked twills and graphic motifs, while the hotel’s ‘club’ rooms open up onto their own generous balconies. And unlike most boutique Parisian hotels, Adèle & Jules offers room service and super-fast wi-fi that quite frankly blew away our stalwart show photographer.
The surrounding Grand Boulevard neighbourhood is also buzzing with al fresco cafes and restaurants – Richer, a short walk away, should not be overlooked for an exceptional dining experience at an even better price.