— How would you describe P’tit Habibi in a nutshell?
— P'tit Habibi white room
— Please tell us a bit about the architecture of P’tit Habibi.
The lighting, furniture and mirrors were collected throughout the years. Some were from my personal collection, others were bought specifically for the place.”
— P'tit Habibi rooftop pool
— Had you always planned to run P’tit Habibi as a small hotel?
It was meant more as a holiday home for me and the family, but we ended up always needing to have people taking care of it while away, so it made sense to rent it out.
I bought the neighboring building after that and extended the riad, adding on a bigger room and inside space. There hadn’t been enough inside space before. There’s a kitchen, a separate office for the manager and a bedroom for the housekeeper. And we have a laundry and staff bathroom now.”
— Please tell me a little more about the different rooms and the facilities at the hotel.
— Access to courtyard
— Do you also serve dinner at P’tit Habibi?
And you can eat on your balcony or the courtyard or wherever. The house changes character a lot between day and night, and we try to celebrate that. When there’s a group having dinner, the whole house gets dressed up like it’s a party.
And on request, we also show classic films in the courtyard after dinner.”
— Riad interior
— How would you describe the atmosphere of the riad?
It’s got a very homey feel to it, which makes it very comfortable. I want people to be happy when they stay there.”