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 30 Pillars of Hosting: Belonging What can the concept of “moral sympathy” teach us about effective hosting? Arts & Culture Issue 30 Pillars Of Hosting: Empathy Amy Alkon applies her brand of blunt advice to empathetic hosting. Arts & Culture Issue 30 Table Textiles Swatch, sample and swap with abandon. Until the scissors come out, nothing’s off the table. Arts & Culture Issue 30 Pillars of Hosting: Entertainment Storytelling virtuoso Bobette Buster on the art of the anecdote. Arts & Culture Issue 30 At Work With: Charlotte Wilde A wine bar doyenne instructs on how to throw a party fit for Bacchus in your own home. Arts & Culture Issue 30 Pillars Of Hosting: Comfort What if informal gatherings make us more etiquette conscious, not less?