The Hôtel de Pourtalès was built in 1839 by Félix Duban, the architect of Paris’ Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts School), for a Swiss-born banker, diplomat and art collector called Count James-Alexandre de Pourtalès. Nestled between the Madeleine Church and the Boulevard Haussmann, the building was designed in a neo-Renaissance style. Its arches, pilasters, friezes and even its interior courtyard evoke the ideal Tuscan palazzo.

Linked to the adjoining contemporary building, it was transformed into the luxurious No Address hotel in 2010, attracting a celebrity clientele that included Madonna, Prince and Leonard Di Caprio. It has recently been completely relooked under the direction of architect Agathe Labaye and rechristened Hôtel de Pourtalès.

Agathe’s main focus was to create an aesthetic coherence between the very different architectural typologies: the traditional style of the 19th century and the modernity of the 21st. These two contrasting expressions are harmonized by a chromatic gradation, which firmly structures the interiors. While each space has its own specific character, they are all linked by a common identity, allowing clients to discern a familiar atmosphere throughout.

The hotel consists of two rooms and nine suites, the latter ranging in size from 95m2 to 367m2, which stretch over seven floors with a lush garden in the central courtyard and planted terraces on both the first and top two floors.