In the area between Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est in Paris, the only hotels you could find in the past were either dowdy hotel chains or idle independent establishments you may not want to stay at. But that was until now. Adrien Gloaguen knows quite a few things about transforming a working-class area into a buzzing, trendy destination, having already created the Hôtel Panache and Hôtel Bienvenue in Paris. His latest project: to pour his soul into the Rue des Deux Gares in the capital’s 10th arrondissement. With this, he wanted to keep things modern but with a 70s French cinema twist. To complete this project, Gloaguen called on the intriguing Luke Edward Hall, an artist, writer and curator all at once. The young Brit imagined the hotel like a novel, a place where he could tell the story of a dreamy Paris. The result? A colorful interior design, sometimes kitsch but never too much, combining nostalgia with unexpected modernity (see the double shower!) for an unprecedented, dynamic look. And while all good things come in pairs, this hotel would not be the perfect place to stay at without its succulent, local ‘bistronomy-style’ cuisine!