The Paris hotel where Kim Kardashian West was robbed early Monday morning, is not really a hotel at all. It’s one of the world’s most exclusive private “hotel-residences,” and is available only to hand-selected A-listers too private for any hotel.
The property known as No Address Hotel (which in reality does have an address: 7 Rue Tronchet) is a historic private mansion, Hotel Pourtales, that was converted into luxury apartments with hotel-like accommodations in 2010. Prospective guests won’t find rooms or nightly rates on standard online booking sites, or even photos of the accommodations. Instead, those who wish to stay at the famously private property can book a stay of at least one week via a secure website that requires a passcode to access.
Kanye West has maintained a semi-perminent residence there since at least 2011, and Kardashian first visited in October of that year for West’s first fashion show. The hotel served as a staging point for his 2014 wedding to Kardashian, and the couple departed from the property the night of their pre-wedding celebration at Versailles.
Kardashian and West are not the only celebrities to have bypassed the city’s many glamorous hotels for the inconspicuous stay. Jennifer Lawrence stayed at No Address earlier this week. Jay-Z and Beyonce used it as a home base during the European leg of his 2012 Watch The Throne tour, and Leonardo DiCaprio, Prince, and Madonna have also reportedly been guests.