The 29-room J.K. Place Paris, is the first outside of Italy for the J. K. brand, which has garnered a cult-like following among the most discerning travellers for its personalized service, home-away-from-home ambiance and elevated sense of style, which includes a unique décor in each room. The hotel is set in the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) in the converted former European Consulate in the 7th Arrondissement, just off the Seine and a couple blocks from the Musée d’Orsay.

JK Place Paris Hotel (Rive Gauche)

JK Place Paris Hotel (Rive Gauche)

The location on the Left Bank is just one of the ways J.K. Place Paris sets itself apart from the city’s larger palace-grade properties. “When you stay at a J.K., you’re not a hotel guest—you’re a guest at a friend’s home, and the staff are your warm hosts,” says the company’s owner and founder, Ori Kafri. “They find out your likes and dislikes and tailor your experience accordingly.” Kafri likens checking in to a J.K. to buying a couture dress or suit. “It’s a made to measure place, and everyone is a VIP.” That could mean a tour with a personal shopper for a guest into fashion, or surprising another with their favorite hard-to-find brand of chocolate.

JK Place Paris Hotel (Rive Gauche)

JK Place Paris Hotel (Rive Gauche)

Despite the hotel’s intimate size, guests can expect plenty of appealing amenities; as in all J.K.’s, breakfast and a minibar stocked with non-alcoholic drinks and snacks are complimentary, and facilities include an indoor pool and a Sisley Spa. Food and drinks come courtesy of Casa Tua, the Miami- and Aspen-based members club / Italian restaurant that has a similar guest-at-a-private house ethos.

Many of the interiors for the J.K. Place Paris were custom-made for the hotel, such as the mother-of pearl inlay cabinets and low-slung metal armchairs in the spacious bathrooms. Bonan sourced other pieces—like a mid-century Hermès desk lamp and a smoky mirrored console—from Parisian flea markets.

The hotel is in a soft-opening phase. Rates start at approximately EUR 900 per night.

JK Place Paris Hotel (Rive Gauche)

JK Place Paris Hotel (Rive Gauche)