Gloaguen opened his first hotel, Paradis, at the age of 25. His very first guest was British rapper M.I.A. Adrien Gloaguen, the independent hotelier behind three of Paris’ most sought-after boutique hotels, knows that his reputation rests on whether his guests feel at home. In an industry that revolves around single-night stays in anonymous suites, he deliberately fosters a culture of warmth and familiarity. Each of his hotels boasts its own spin on creature comforts: from the snug reading room at Hôtel Paradis equipped with books and magazines to the little chocolates from the capital’s oldest chocolate factory found This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.