Yikes! It turns out the hotel/apartment that Kim Kardashian was staying in when she was violently robbed has almost no security according to former guests. Read on for more details about how the gunmen used the lack of protective guards to stage their brazen attack.
Kim Kardashian, 35, was staying at the No Address Hotel — also known as Hotel Pourtales — at the time she was attacked and the former mansion turned luxury hotel apartments reportedly has almost no security, despite a slew of A-list stars who call it home when in Paris. “Security is close to zero,” a source who has stayed at the hotel numerous times tells PEOPLE. “There is one concierge for the whole building.” The former guest adds, “Basically you bring your personnel with you, hence her poor security last night. It’s basically a flat with one front desk concierge.”
The armed gunman reportedly tied up and threatened the on-duty concierge early in the hours of Oct. 3, forcing him to give up the number of Kim’s room. Normally Kim is protected by the mother of all bodyguards Pascal Duvier, but he was out on protection detail for her sisters Kourtney Kardashian, 37, and Kendall Jenner, 20, as they partied in Paris when the robbery went down around 2am. Kim was all alone without his services, leaving her totally vulnerable to the five gunman who burst into her room, bound and gagged her then robbed her of her massive new diamond ring from Kanye and more priceless jewels.
But from what another patron had to say, Pascal likely wouldn’t have been standing guard over her room anyway. “Security usually leaves once people are inside so that’s not unusual,” the magazine’s insider explains. “No one is really on a standby contract over there.”
They spoke to another onetime patron who agreed that “The security isn’t very much,” and that, “As I recall, there’s a receptionist downstairs who buzzes you through the door in the courtyard and a night man and that’s pretty much all you see of security.” Well, after Kim’s terrifying robbery that’s probably going to change soon!
What’s all the more shocking is that for a place with little to no security, Hotel Pourtales still favored over top high security hotels by A-list superstars. Oscar winner and the face of Dior Jennifer Lawrence stayed there earlier in the week when she was in Paris for the brand’s fashion show. Jay-Z and Beyonce, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Madonna have all reportedly been guests at the super private and upscale residence.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Kim will ever stay there again after her harrowing ordeal? Will it bring back too many scary memories?